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West Ealing is fresh Welcome to the new-look 2-in-1 back-to-back ‘Contactus Ealing/ Ealing Homebiz’. This issue we’re exploring the shops and services in West Ealing W13. So, what is West Ealing like? Its main claim to fame has to be as the fresh produce capital of Ealing: from the flower stall in Melbourne Avenue to the fruit and vegetable stands at the Cudi International Food Centre, and of course the Leeland Road Farmers Market, one of the longest-running in London. All the big supermarket chains have branches here too – Lidl, Morrisons, Tesco and Waitrose – selling even more food. With so much talk about town centre regeneration, and plans for a business improvement district, not to mention Crossrail coming soon, there’s a lot to look forward to in W13. Thanks for ‘shopping by’. Carlene Bender Editor-publisher, Contactus magazines Web: Email: Twitter: @ContactusEaling Tel: 079 6039 2677 Find us on Facebook and LinkedIn If you would like to advertise with us, our next magazine, the May-Jun-Jul issue, due out online in May 2014, highlights shops and services in Ealing Broadway W5. Booking deadline: Sat 1 May 2014. ‘Contactus Ealing/Ealing Homebiz’ West London business magazine Content (articles, photos, drawings), advertising and marketing – C. Bender, unless otherwise credited. Magazine concept, design and layout – C. Bender Printed at: Express Print Ltd, West Ealing Created and produced in Ealing, for Ealing

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‘We all worked in the Wimpy’


onul Ali remembers coming over on the boat from Cyprus, aged just four, with her two siblings, mum and grandmother, to meet her father, Nail, who was already in the UK. Youngest brother Ali Nail was born last; he now owns nine businesses between Ealing and Ruislip, including the Hair and Beauty store on the corner of Uxbridge Road and Broomfield Road. “We moved into the Ealing area 43 years ago, when my dad bought the Wimpy bar across the road,” says Gonul, who also manages the Genesis hair salon next door to Hair and Beauty. “We all worked in the Wimpy – in those days there were no fast food outlets, so we always had queues of

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Gonul (between Alyce and Celsa) above; and brother Ali (below left). Below right: the beauty room at 209.

The former Wimpy on Uxbridge Road. Below: the Genesis salon where Sam has been fixing my hair for 10 years!

people waiting to get in.” The Wimpy is now an estate agents, and the family has held on to a lot of property in the area. Gonul’s mum still lives in Gordon Road. “When we first moved to West Ealing, it was lovely,” Gonul recalls. “The green was there, the shops near Taste of Lahore were good, there was a little diner there... the legendary Rowse’s department store was opposite where Iceland is, then we had M&S, Woolworths... “I love going to Cudi. He’s open 24 hours – do you know why? It doesn’t make sense for him to put away all the produce every night. He has everything in there: butchers, bakers, deli, Polish shop, Turkish food, as well as the fresh produce.” So what does West Ealing need now? “It needs all these vacant shops to be filled,” says Gonul. “We have so many food places, discount stores and a lot of hairdressers. “If we want people coming here, we have to have more shops.”


Linda Tazi with her daughter Nadia. Lives in Perivale. Visiting the Farmers Market (more on pages CE10-11).


like the products that you get from the farm, the quality is higher. In West Ealing, I come to shop in Sainsbury’s, and the Pound Shop, which is good for craft supplies for the children.”

POLL We asked 16 businesses in West Ealing to estimate the percentage of West Ealing residents among their customers. Most said 20-30 per cent, except for Bagel and Shake and Candy Cars, who said 60 per cent.

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Top Hill is the place for curried goat

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Ho Chi Minh at the Drayton Well-known fact: former Vietnamese leader Ho Chi Minh worked as a cleaner in the kitchens of the Drayton Court Hotel on The Avenue in 1914.

Stretch and shop Pilates Corps’ purpose-built studio is directly above Sainsbury’s in Melbourne Avenue. All ages and abilities are welcome to participate in a widely recognised movement programme that increases one’s sense of vitality. All that and you can do your weekly shopping too. www.pilatescorps.


With sporting attention turned to the winter Olympics at Sochi, Haven Lane-based expert Greg Bagley of W5 Physio doesn’t think we need to get over-worried about the physical danger Greg Bagley of some of the sports shown on tv. “These competitors practice long and hard,” says Greg, who previously worked as a specialist physio for British soldiers stationed in Germany. “You are more likely to hurt yourself cycling in London than competing in bobsleigh.” He is currently awaiting another major sporting event, the Commonwealth Games in June, where for two weeks he will be lead physio for the triathlon, to be held in Strathclyde Country Park, just outside Glasgow. While Greg is treating injuries in Scotland, his Ealing clients will be seen by colleagues.

Online urban broadcast channel SBTV founder Jamal Edwards before and after his “hair design” by Franklyn Okwedy, owner of the F4fade barbershop in Leeland Road. See advert on page CE2. www.f4fade.


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To Paul Laidlaw, the food itself is the whole story: the start, the middle and the finish. Dishing up his signature curried goat from a busy kitchen at the Top Hill Caribbean English cuisine restaurant on West Drayton Road (across from West Ealing station), Paul explains that to run a food business, “you need to sleep with it and eat it”. “People like to come in and see you and make the connection,” he adds. Starting with the goat, which is sustainably sourced from The Goat Company farm in Northumberland. There’s no passing off sheep for goat in these parts. Paul Laidlaw: ‘Here for Top Hill can seat up to West Ealing commuters.’ 20, and Paul has plans to maximise the dine-in experience. “Business-people and families want somewhere to eat that’s warm and quiet.” In the middle of all this planning, Paul continues to cater for weddings and parties. West Ealing born and bred (his parents are Jamaican), he is proud of having cooked for Destiny’s Child and Bobby Robson during his days at the RAC Country Club in Epsom. The goat was excellent. Too bad I couldn’t stay for Paul’s other fab invention: the rum and raisin cheesecake. What a finish that would have been.

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Eyes on Cherry Pye We’re still chuckling about Queen Bee and Tarquin’s antics in last August’s ‘Royal Wedding’, an OPEN Ealing play based loosely around the story of the shop next door, Cherry Pye Boutique.


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f you need an example of the kind of quality work produced by Express Print, look no further than the magazine in your very hands. ‘Contactus Ealing/Ealing Homebiz’ are proud clients of this stalwart Broadway business – founded by Nigel and Shereen Presky in 1982 – even more so now that their website building service, EP Web Design is expanding. “It’s still mainly print – maybe 70 per cent print versus 30 per cent web design,” says Nigel, “but the web side of things is definitely growing.” “We offer an all-round service,” adds Shereen, who also runs MulberryB, a virtual personal assistant business. “We enjoy working with the customers, who don’t always know what they need.” And thanks to in-house graphic designer Maddie Cunnane, there’s always on-hand skills and advice to draw on, from concept to finished product. This is another reason why Express Print stands out from cheap online competitors – they’re customer-friendly, winning over international clients like Gillette, BBC,

Shereen and Nigel Presky at the printery they started up in 1982

Lego, and Baskin & Robbins. Nigel has built up a solid reputation in the area, and is known for his involvement with various West Ealing community organisations, including as chairman of the West Ealing Traders Association and contributing to the West Ealing BID. He is also involved as a committee member of the West Ealing Centre Neighbourhood Forum, West Ealing Regeneration, and supports the West Ealing Hub (see sidebar). See Express Print ad on page CE2

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Simon Hall (standing) talks West Ealing regeneration at The Lido.

The flower stall at Melbourne Avenue.

WHERE TO PARK • Waitrose carpark: Alexandria Road. Up to 2 hours free. • Sainsbury’s carpark, Melbourne Avenue (access via Coldershaw Road). Free with purchases made. • Dean Gardens car park (pay and display)

The pop-up shop at 99 Broadway which opened up last Christmas with the backing of Ealing Council. Businesses can apply to use the space.

West Ealing SoundBite Music and Food Festival, September 2013: A band waits to perform at the Melbourne Avenue stage.

• On-street pay and display e.g. St Leonard’s Road; The Avenue (up to 2 hours); also 30-minute bays on side-streets such as Kirchen Road or Eccleston Road.

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BID for West Ealing


West Ealing Business Improvement District (BID) West Ealing BID has delivered a number of exciting pilot projects in the local area to showcase how the BID will help businesses if successful at Ballot on 14 March 2014. A BID is an independent West Ealing BID campaign manager Mathieu company, which raises money locally to Rogers (centre) with the campaign assistants Harjot Singh Bahra and Natasha Patel. spend locally, to help and Ealing Broadway BID. businesses thrive. Stephen Gee of John Rowan The company is run by and Partners, said: “It was businesses for businesses. extremely well attended and provided a great opportunity Breakfast Briefing for networking within the Ealing West Ealing BID ran a business community”. breakfast briefing for the office sector businesses at Eat West Ealing John Rowan and Partners’ The aim of this BID project was head office with informative to showcase the wonderful presentations from Crossrail, choice of international Heathrow, Ealing Council

cuisine in West Ealing. Eight businesses were given a tailored one-month promotion and marketing campaign for their business. This project highlights the potential of West Ealing to attract new footfall to the area to enjoy the range of restaurants, cafes and bars. West Ealing Pubwatch Pub landlords and the Police met to understand how they can work effectively together to promote a safer drinking and night-time environment in their local community. The BID will work to improve safety and security in the area by employing Town Rangers, setting up a radio scheme for businesses and working closely with the Safer Neighbourhood and Police teams. For more information T: 0208 231 2369 E: W: Twitter: @westealingbid

Salama – at the heart of the town Stowell’s Corner, a.k.a. Cafe Onik At the top of Drayton Green Road (where The Avenue joins with Argyle Road) stands a building labelled “Stowell’s Corner”. @ContactusEaling asked Twitter about it, and got some replies: @hiccup: It was a wine merchant called Stowells, many years ago. @BoddersNo2: Stowells & Sons was a wine merchant who set up his business in 1878. @BoddersNo2: They sold up to Whitbread in the 1920s for £20,000. @BoddersNo2:They went on to become Threshers. @BoddersNo2: Completely unrelated, Carry On Sargent was filmed almost entirely around there.

On the Uxbridge Road side of the Lido junction, there is an internet cafe called Salama. But beyond the mobile accessories counter where they do Western Union and Moneygram transfers, there is a charity called the Gargaar Somali Welfare Association. Dr Adam Hussen, a British-born Somalian gynaecologist, runs the centre, which offers help to job-seekers and new arrivals who are struggling with the English language barrier. “Most of the people we see here – over 100 a day – are on benefits,” says Dr Hussen. “They often need help filling out forms for the Home

Dr Hussen: ‘We speak and translate seven languages here: Somalian, Ethiopian, Swahili, Dutch, Arabic, German and English.’

Office, for the Jobcentre, their landlords, and also to translate their CVs.” “We are a community, we can help people,” he adds. Tel: 020 8350 3186


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Colormax: our strength is same-day turnaround


ighty-five per cent of the work we do is sameday and in-house,” says Sahil Sasan, who recently took over the Broadway branch of Colormax. “From t-shirt printing to mobile phone covers, mugs, and other kinds of promotional items.” Originally from India, Sahil

came to London in 2004 to study fashion journalism, and settled in West Ealing when shops like Marks and Spencer and McDonald’s were still part of an attractive high street. He’s not sure the pound shops and betting chains are helping the area much: “When you sell luxury goods, you attract luxury customers,” he explains. “When you sell 99p products, well...” He is happy with his location opposite Dean Gardens: “Where we are, you can see us from all corners; that has to be good for business.”

Ian Bailey, Wild County Organics: “I’m here every Saturday, also in Notting Hill. The mixed bags are working well today – some spring greens, kale. We have a bigger variety in the summer months – tomatoes, strawberries. We grow them at our farm in Cambridgeshire.” Sahil: ‘Between Hayes and Shepherd’s Bush, we are the only place you can get your architectural drawings copied.’

WEST EALING SHOP FINDER Here is our laywoman’s collection of shopfronts. Disclaimer: this is not an ‘official’ or comprehensive list; it is only based on passing-by observation, more or less up-to-date at time of going to press. Data sourcing: Pippa Shawley BROADWAY 02 – Flame Piri Piri 1 – Taste of Lahore 2 – Perfect Fried Chicken 2a – Lahori West Haircut 4 – Mirage Hair & Eyebrow 5 – Beauty by Jass 6 – Debidins Solicitors 7 – Broadway International Food Centre 8 – West Star Nails 9 – British Heart Foundation 10 – Express Dry Cleaners 12 – Colormax 15-17 – Big Ben Fisheries 16 – Fornetti Cafe 18 – Keena Rakkado 18a –Lloyds TSB 18b – Chicken Run 19-21 – Sam’s Chicken 22 – Bake & Cake 24 – Koochi of West Ealing 25 – Cashino 26-26c – Cudi Food Centre 27 – PDSA

28-30 – I & H Stores 29 – Bee Unique 30-34 – I & H Stores 31 – Cybercafe/Sash Hair 33 – O2 35 – Organo Pizza 36-38 – Halifax 37 – Cash Converters 39-41 – Barclays Bank PLC 40 – Salotera Fashions 42 – Dexters 43 – Ladbrokes 44 – Prithi Food and Wine 45 – Ealing Show Market 46 – Seba Electronics 47 – 99p Bakery 48 – Cancer Research 49a – Classic Shoe Repairs / C Fresh Fisheries /CJ West Indian Food Store 50 – Peri-Peri Original 51 – Nationwide Building Society 52 – Best Western Hotel: Maitrise Suites 53 – Kodak Express 54 – Subway 55 – Goldmine Jewellers 56 – The House 57 – Swami News 58 – Al-Pannini 59 – British Heart Foundation 60 – Ealing Hair and Beauty 61 – Holland & Barrett 62 – Halal Meat & Grocers 63-65 – Lidl 64 – 97p Stores 64a – Iceland 66a – EE 67-71 – Bright House 68 – Boots 70 – William Hill

70a – Costa 72 – ShoeZone 72a – Phones 4 U 74 – Carphone Warehouse 74a – Card Factory 76 – The Money Shop 77 – Greggs 78 – Mr Pound 79 – AT Digital 81 – Specsavers 83 – YMCA Shop 85-87 – Burger King 86 – Cash Generator 88 – Al Jazeera Mall 89 – Rugmart 90-94 – Wilkinson 91 – Sanjehaa Food & Wine 93 – Families Relief 95 – Sylvesters Hair 96 – Superdrug 97 – Cake Box 98-100 – Poundworld 99 – Pop-up Shop 101-103 – Morrisons 102 – H & T Pawnbrokers 104-110 – BHS 105 – Farah Hair & beauty 107-109 – KFC 111-113 – Coral 111 – Diligence 112 – London Joggers 114 – Santander 116 – Feroza Rich Cut 117 – Hawasana 118 – American Diamond Nail 119 – Farahnaz salon 120 – Trans Oriental Supermarket 121-123 – Polish sklep 122 – Ealing Dental Care 124 – Roosters Piri Piri

125 – Dallas Cash & Carry 126 – Travel Consol 127a – Martin’s Barber Shop 128 – Flynn’s 129 – Pizza Hut delivery 130 – Albemarle & Bond Pawnbrokers 131-137 – Kwik Fit 132 – Paddy Power 133 – Desire Motorsport 134 – Community Shop 138 – Hennessys 140 – Master Chef 141 – The Pamela Howard School of Arts 142 – Lounge 142 142a – G M Minicab 144 – British Immigration Solutions 147 – Medipharmacy 147 – Grosvenor House Surgery 148 – Silva Caribbean & Latin American cuisine 150 – Ealing Balti House 151 – In ‘n’ Out Carwash 152 – Papa John’s pizza 154 – Kieran’s Ltd 156 – (Arnolds Leisure) 158-160 – Sweetman Burke & Sinker 160 – Express Print 162 – Panache Dry Cleaners 166 – Ocean Fresh 168 – AMC Mini Market DRAYTON GREEN ROAD 3 – Candy Radio Cars 5 – Bagel & Shake

5 – The Candy Food and Wine Centre 6 – The Ealing Dental Practice 7-11 – Cherry Pye Boutique 44 – Ealing Heel Bar 46 & 48 – UKPapillon Ltd Barber shop 46-48 – Top Hill Caribbean English Cuisine 50 – Castle Cars 52-54 – Rooster’s Delight 53 – Drayton Properties 55 – Computer Services 57 – Charity Shop THE AVENUE 1 – Café Onik 2 – The Drayton Court 4 – Blake’s Florist 6 – Changes 8 – Manor Cars 12 – Arthur Graham 13 – Avenue Interiors 14 – Lucky Wines 15 – Avenue Supplies 16 – Minoo’s Hair and Beauty 17 – A Cut Above 19 – The Avenue 21 – Sculpture 22 – McColl’s 23 – Castle Hill 24 – Delight 25 – Premier Peking Restaurant – Spicy Avenue, Castle Hill Parade – Terry’s Pharmacy, Castle Hill Parade – Y2K Coffee Shop, Castle

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Saturday at the West Ealing Farmers Market

Pete Rush, Old Hall Farm: “In winter people buy meat for stews and casseroles. In summer we sell more for barbecuing.

UXBRIDGE ROAD [North side] 78 – Molana 80-82 – Nuad Thai 80b – Graham the Plumbers Merchant 84 – The Castlebar 86-92 – Jobcentre 94 – Star and Anchor 96-122 – The Gym / Morrisons 124 – Private Medical Centre 126-128 – Simply Beds 128a – Ealing Properties 132-138 – Daniel 140-144 – Tesco Express 146 – Gospoda Vita 148 – Ealing Dental and Medical Clinic 150 – (Dreams Bed Superstores) Polish sklep 156 – Harper Woods Estate Agents 158 – MDM Shopping

Centre / Empire Hair & Beauty 160 – Ealing General Stores 162 – Natwest

195 – Class hairdresser 197 – Vitamin-Shop 199 – iNEEK Ltd 201 – Tavazo bakers 203 – Persian Gallery 205-207 – Billy Joe [South side] 209-211 – Hair & Beauty 211 – Genesis hairdresser – Retsina & Mousaka Greek 213 – Pharo’s Restaurant restaurant 215 – Salama Internet Café – Broadway Mini Market 217 – Coral – Laguna – Ashby’s Brewery 125 – Amran Grill & Pizza MANOR ROAD 127 – Hawel Charcoal Grill 131 – RISE 1 – Manor Wheels 133 – Jasmine Restaurant 2 – Fair Food and Wine 135 – Ealing Age UK 3 – William Hill 137 – Flanagans 4 – Alpha Real Estates 139 – Rezvan Silicon Valley 54 – Peter’s Hairdressing 145 – Persian Palace Salon 147 – Caspian Sandwich 55 – A 2 Zee’s café Bar 56 – Brookford 149 – Ano’s Hair Salon Launderette 151-153 – Timber & – Access Storage Solutions Builders Merchant 155 – Fresh Start 157 – Goizha ALEXANDRIA ROAD 159 – Super Mazandaran for Iranian & Continental 2 – Waitrose Food 13 – Allen & Allen 161 – Ealing Soapy Suds 15 – Jay and Company 163 – William Hill 19 – Number Works 177 – Pan Pizza 39 – Alexandria Healing 179 – The Grill Centre 181 – Black George 183 – Vickers & Co 185 – New Ealing Carpets ARGYLE ROAD 187 – West Ealing Post Office 1b – Bri Clean 191 – Fairplay 2-4 – Bennett and Fountain Recruitment 6 – Ceramics Cafe 193 – Mangal 8-10 – Vogue Kitchens



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Dragutin convinces a customer of the benefits of organic buffalo milk from Alham Wood Farm: “Organic farming is the future for all of us.”

Market manager Rachel Hearson: “We usually have 20-23 stalls. I’ve been shopping here myself for 10 years, and it feels good buying from people. The good thing about the Ealing Farmers Market is that there are a lot of loyal customers – people do come out and support it. “And since the horse meat scandal, people are now a lot more conscious about where their food comes from. They bring their children to show them what food really looks like.”

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– EALING BROADWAY (MAY 2014) The Ealing Autumn Festival is already gearing up for its two-week multi-arts and culture festival at the end of October. This year’s theme Stars in the Family is inspired by the 450th anniversary of the birth of Galileo Galilei (star-gazer extraordinaire).

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Helping Ealing Council to recognise homebiz Just back from Ealing Council Scrutiny Panel (12 Feb) where I had been invited – by the Panel itself – to suggest ways the Council could support local home-based businesses. Accompanying me were Glenda Shawley and Shelley Henderson, local businesswomen with many years of homebiz experience. This meeting was a significant step towards increasing councillors’ awareness of the homebiz sector. Here are the main points we offered: (i) update Council website to feature smallbiz listings and/ or sources of funding and advice; (ii) launch ‘Ealing Means Business’ expo; and (iii) revamp the Ealing Business Partnership. The Office of National Statistics figures point to over 16,000 home-based businesses in the borough. We deserve to be taken seriously by our Council. Carlene Bender

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Benita’s flowers delight West Ealing Flowers by Benita provides a wide selection of floral designs made to order with a personal touch to suit all event occasions including weddings, parties and religious ceremonies. No matter what the occasion, we will ensure your Benita Meswania celebrations are truly blessed with beautiful flowers and displays. W13-based Flowers by Benita was established by Benita Meswania in 2009 and what started off as a beautiful hobby has now led to a successful business. Benita has always had a passion for flowers and she herself will work directly with all clients to offer a high-quality service and unique displays including bouquets, bridal flowers and event décor.


Sarah Campus headed off to a business meeting in a Brentford cafe in January not quite knowing what to expect. When she heard that the prime minister, David Cameron, had also been invited, and was on his way too, she hurried to think up what they could talk about. So she talked to him about her cupcake business, Sprinkled Magic. “It was great to talk with him and he was really interested in how I am developing the business,” says Chiswick-based Sarah, who was one of four women entrepreneurs invited by local MP Mary Macleod. “The prime minister listened to us and offered guidance about where to get help to grow our businesses, about hiring our first employee, business rates, and having a mentor.”

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The ministers’ visit as reported on the GetWestLondon website. Sarah is to the left of David Cameron.


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Making connections at Ealing Chamber




embership (Connect 4 Lunch) of the Ealing • evening ‘Network Chamber of Social’ events Commerce is very good • free meeting value,” says Annabel space in central Fogden, general manager London, at LCCI’s for the Ealing Chamber Members’ Lounge of Commerce – the local on Queen Street branch of the London • listing in the Chamber of Commerce LCCI Membership and Industry (LCCI). Directory “Members have access • free legal Annabel Fogden – to a large number of advice helpline ‘Good networking is networking events, as about getting to know • free annual well as business support, each other. membership of The business bit and can reach out to the London Evening over 2,500 companies comes after.’ Standard’s Business across London.” Connections She highlights some of the Additional advantages of more attractive benefits for the joining, and details of how to Ealing small business owner: join can be found at: • free local networking events

Could you be a life coach?

• Ealing Chamber of Commerce Connect4Lunch Contact Donna Subero @EalingChamber • Fabulous Women (Ealing) First Friday of the month Contact Carole Ann Rice @Fab_Women • Athena (Ealing) Network Third Tuesday of the month Contact Jo Sumner @AthenaWLondon • The Best of Ealing Contact Sue Riddiough @TheBestofEaling • 4N Ealing Business Breakfast Contact Emma Renton @4N_Ealing • Ealing Business Forum (pictured) Contact Geoff Langston @GeoffLangston

• London Ealing Business Networking Business Biscotti @DTLondonEaling • Ealing Mums in Business Contact Shelley Henderson or Erin Thomas-Wong @ealingmumsinbiz Contributed

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• Linked4Growth Contact Dipa Kotak @Dipakotak • Ealing Tweetup Contact Michael Greer @MGreer_PR • BNI ISIS Every Friday at 6.45am till 8.45am At Ealing Golf Club, Perivale @BNI_ISIS_Ealing

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Smells lovely “I love making perfume most of all,” says Yewande Rolph, known in the world of LinkedIn as a Crystal Reports consultant (i.e. IT services), but a familiar face to regular visitors to local fairs and craft markets, where she sells her sprays, creams, body rubs, and above all, perfumes. “In my humble opinion, Yewande: favourite my perfume scent – neroli (orange blossom) is better than big brands as I use natural aromatic plant extracts,” she says. In her Hanwell lab, she’s made over 30 scents, with names like ‘Agreeable’, ‘Acceptable’, and ‘Nasal Nourishment’.


‘Need to recruit the right people’ The Dzikowskis


ne question that often comes up for homebased businesses is: “What do we do when we’ve outgrown the home office?”. Daniel Dzikowski, founder of IT support company Purple Lattice Solutions, explains how he managed this transition: “I worked at home for about three years at the start. Then in 2005 I decided to employ someone. Once I did, I looked for an office and moved my business away from home. Employing someone was one of the best steps I made in my business.” His wife Susy, director of

Dorset-based recruitment company PHVR Engineering, and so a remote worker herself, held his hand through the process. “He thought that a technical person was what he needed,” Susy says, “but I helped him to focus on his employees’ people skills instead.” Daniel adds: “Someone who is friendly and helpful will do more for your business than someone who’s skilled technically.” Now with six members of staff at their Hanger Lane office, Purple Lattice is ready to handle any SME computer need, from on-call advice to migrating a server to installing new machines and software.

Design does matter. Bespoke and original design solutions for every business. Joshi was Janes is a graphic design agency specialising in small to medium sized businesses, creating bespoke designs for print and digital communications. • Websites

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Holly Bantleman Founder, Raise the Roof Kenya (charity)

Q: How did you end up in Kenya? A: I took a year out from my career in television to travel; little did I know how much my life would change! After travelling I wanted to give something back by volunteering. I booked a


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Kenya calling Q&A

relied on people’s good nature and willingness to give back. Being a small charity, 100 per cent of donations are spent on projects, we all volunteer our time and have fun doing it.

Holly making friends in Nakuru...

flight to Nairobi with no idea of what I was going to do when I got there. Q: Why did you think Raise the Roof Kenya was the best way to help out? A: RTRK has evolved over the last three years. Initially I didn’t know what path it would take, I saw a problem [poor living conditions in Nakuru, Kenya) and decided to do something about it. I wanted to create a project that Joanne Sumner

Athena West London’s Regional Director

The Ealing group meets on the third Tuesday of the month, 12-2pm at The Grange, Warwick Road, Ealing W5 3XH. Other West London groups: Chiswick, Barnes, Shepherd’s Bush. Details at: JoanneSumner Here are profiles of some of our Ealing members.

Estelle Davies Homeopath & Reiki practitioner

“A friendly Ealing home-based clinic offering natural, gentle, sideeffect free solutions to maintain your health and wellbeing. Registered with the Society of Homeopaths and with a special m: 07760 168095 interest in women and children.”


Stéphanie Hennion

‘Déjeunons sur L’Herbe’ Food and Wine Tasting Ltd

“What is Food & Wine Tasting? It is an evening bespoke for you, with good quality wines, with a friendly atmosphere, and with a selected seasonal food from local and independent producers or suppliers.” m: 07414 226026


“As an entrepreneur myself, with a successful yoga, coaching & holistic therapy studio, and a thriving business with Arbonne International, I am committed to helping businesswomen in West London enjoy the fruits of their labour by building intelligent, flexible, creative, businesses.” m: 07786 273826


Esther Newall

Counselling, psychotherapy & personal development

“I am a UKCP-registered psychotherapist, counsellor and transactional analyst. I offer 1-to1 psychotherapy and counselling and also personal development coaching.”

m: 07932 116171 e:

Carlene Bender

Print advertising entrepreneur/ business magazine publisher

“Our local 2-in-1 Ealing magazine, ‘Contactus Ealing/Ealing Homebiz’, is designed to promote all types of Ealing business, and to help shoppers find products and services right on their doorstep. Published online and in print m: 07960 392677 four times a year.” e:

Q: As a Hanwell girl, how do you involve Ealing in your work? A: Our events promote local business and give back to our community here in Ealing, whilst supporting communities in Kenya. For example I’m a member of the Ealing Athena network (see ad below), and RTRK is their charity partner. Q: What do you do next? A: Our main focus is a vocational training centre for 16-25 year olds, which we opened last year. We plan to construct a computer lab and are also working on a medical centre – so lots happening in 2014!

Anita Cheeta

Anita Cheeta Nails

“Anita Cheeta Nails qualify in hand & feet natural nail care. Enhancing your natural beauty you never knew you had! Indulge by saving time & inconvenience by booking your treatments to suit your surroundings at home or at the office.” m: 07930 527970



Sarah Bennett Accountant Bennett & Co.

“We are a family-run, friendly and proactive practice which provides accountancy, tax and bookkeeping services”

t: 020 8567 3236 e:

Caroline Dove

Personal Effectiveness Coach

“Specialties: • Mind Power to build focus and confidence • Relationship Effectiveness and your impact on others • Career Growth tools to deliver on your professional goals • Work Life Success for sustainable m: 07775 637467 e: balanced lives.”

Other professions represented at Athena Ealing: genealogist; wedding, food and lifestyle photography; interior designer; charity; human resources; mortgage broker; graphic designer; osteopath; business lawyer; accountant; bank manager; web designer; estate agent

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Questions & answers: WEST EALING HOMEBIZ

Alcove expert Q&A Ealing Homebiz

Tim Amery cabinet-maker Contributed


Q: Did you always like working with wood? A: Yes. I gained my appreciation of the versatility of wood and cabinet-making when I took a job in an antiques shop 18 years ago. I have been working with and making furniture ever since.

Tim Amery has lived and worked in Ealing his entire life. As a W13 business owner he is passionate about providing the local community with beautiful, high quality, bespoke furniture, all hand crafted in their Ealing workshop.

Q: With your fine art degree, is this a kind of sculpture for you? A: Whether making a sculpture or a piece of furniture there is a process to be followed. The process of turning an idea into an object. My degree helped me to develop that creative process.

most requested item. People always need more storage. Many of our customers choose bespoke alcove storage because this is the best way to utilise the whole space. Plus a well-fitting alcove cabinet always looks great in any Edwardian/Victorian room!

Q: How did you get so good at alcove shelving – have you been getting lots of practice in these Edwardian/ Victorian homes in Ealing? A: Yes! Alcove storage is our

Q: Tell us about a recent job that you’re proud of. A: We made a shop counter for a good friend of mine for her shop Kaboodles. We included

lots of little practical details in order to make her day-to-day life easier. She was thrilled, and I was pleased to be able to provide her with a piece of furniture that fitted her requirements perfectly. Q: As a West Ealing based business, how will Crossrail and all it brings affect your work? A: Change brings both uncertainty and new opportunities. Whatever expansion takes place I am determined that I will always base my business in Ealing. See Tim Amery Bespoke Furniture ad on page EH4

Relax, she’s a pet person


“I wanted someone to come to me”

Maxine Brightman, Ealing Cat and Dog Visits

Maxine Brightman looks like a cat person. She also looks like a dog person. And a hamster person, fish person, even snake or stick insect person. Which comes in handy because if she’s house-sitting for you while looking after your pets, you need to know that she can cope with whatever the animals get up to while you’re away at work or on holiday. Maxine started Ealing Cat and Dog Visits last year because of experiences with her own pets: “I couldn’t take them to board or to a cattery, they would go ballistic,” she says. “I wanted someone

(reliable) to come to me.” She grabbed the gap in the market and is now building up the business. For her clients’ added peace of mind, she is also a qualified Animal Aider. Based in W7 and covering a wide West London area, Maxine’s biggest expenses are parking and petrol. Clients naturally prefer her to be discreet: “The last thing they want is someone emblazoned with uniform and branding, going in and out of their home while they’re away,” she says. See Maxine’s ad on page EH2

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