Meet The HERoes
Jennie Allen Championed by Stephen Hammond MP Wimbledon
Jennie Allen started Bayley & Sage in 1997, with her first store in Wimbledon village. With a vision to create fresh food stores with the most delicious produce for customers and never compromising on quality. Bailey & Sage has grown to 12 stores in London with Jennie still firmly at the helm.
Shynara Bakisheva championed by Chi Onwuhra MP Newcastle upon Tyne Central
Shynara is Kazahk and started off her working life as an interpreter for an oil and gas company. she met her English husband Russel and relocated to the UK. With a passion for baking and frustrated at the bread available locally Shynara trained at the School of Artisan Food on a 10-month course gaining an Advanced Diploma in Bread Making
Sarah Blackwell Founder Forest Schools Kindergarten Championed by Gill Furniss MP Sheffield for Brightside & Hillsborough
Michelle Davies Founder Candidate Source Championed by Craig Tracey MP North Warwickshire
Michelle has worked in recruitment for over 15 years. Establishing Candidate Source in 2010, having gained extensive experience in recruitment and using her expertise in online media advertising, the business quickly became successful. From the beginning many clients partnered with Candidate Source because of their skill creating online job advertising campaigns saving both time and budget.
Coral Horn Founder Pink Link Ladies Championed by Paul Maynard MP Blackpool North & Cleveleys
Based in Blackpool Coral set up Pink Link Ladies in 2009 to provide women with a group where they could come along to talk. They could make contacts and find ways to grow their business in a safe inclusive and positive space to do business.
Sarah Nelson Co-Founder River Test Distillery Championed by Rt Hon Caroline Nokes MP Romsey and Southampton North
Having worked in education for most of her life in 2017 Caroline enrolled on a distilling course in Sunderland and joined other enthusiasts from all over the world to explore all the challenges of producing spirits and opening a distillery. Inspired by the whole process Sarah then went on to train further in The Netherlands
Penny Price Stephen Founder Penny Price Aromatherapy Championed by Dr Luke Evans MP for Hinckley & Bosworth
Penny was formally trained in aromatherapy in 1983 and spent 20 years working as a therapist and teaching aromatherapy. Fascinated by the chemistry and physiology of aromatherapy Penny is now a leading name in the industry and has been instrumental in making aromatherapy one of the most popular and well-known natural, holistic approaches to health and wellbeing.
Sarah Seaman Founder The Muddy Puddle Teacher Championed by Clive Betts MP Sheffield South East
Sarah had been a classroom teacher for almost 11 years before she decided to set up The Muddy Puddle Teacher in 2018. Passionate about outdoor learning Sarah was known by colleagues as the ‘outdoor princess’. As a child not knowing she was dyslexic going outside was her haven where she could express herself and feel free and creative spending time in nature.
Joanne Whiteside & Sarah Greenwood Founder & Director Whitesides Chartered Accountants Championed by The Rt Hon Stuart Andrew MP for Pudsey
Joanne founded the firm in 1989 and over the years the practice has grown and now has a team of 10 qualified accountants, bookkeepers, tax and payroll specialists, who work together to provide an all-round service.