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SPRING EDITION 2017 March/April/May Growing Pains | The Design, Build and Interior Trade

GROWING PAINS For your business to grow, your role as its creator has to develop

The GIG ECONOMY Women seeking flexible careers

reasons not to give up on yourself Real life stories:

Ruth Emily Davey the shoemaker with a heart

Gabrielle Blackman BBC One’s DIY SOS interior designer. “It’s a crazy world and a good design scheme should bring you joy”

THE GIRL IN THE ORANGE HI VIS features Camilla Barrow Deputy Project Manager for Rail Systems Crossrail

TV chef Anjum Anand shares her favourite recipes


This spring spoil yourself with

Miss Selfridge embroidered crop tops, flatforms and wide trousers. www.missselfridge.com

Denim Wide Leg Trousers £30 Gold Bangles £10 Denim Espadrille Flatforms £39

Images (left/right) Miss Selfridge

Denim Cold Shoulder Embroidered Crop Top £39


Growing Pains | The Design, Build and Interior Trade Spring 2017 March/April/May

ŠCopyright 2017. All rights reserved. This magazine may not be reproduced in whole or in part without the written permission of the publishers. Materials submitted for publication are sent at the owner’s risk and do not reflect the opinion of this publication. Any views expressed within the publication by individual authors are not necessarily the views of the publisher. Whilst care has been taken to ensure that articles published and the content of advertising are accurate, neither Women in Trade Magazine nor its agents accept any liability for loss or damage. Although Women in Trade Magazine has endeavoured to ensure that all information inside the magazine is correct, details and prices may be subject to change.


Image: Dune London


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Embroidered striped shirt | Peplum skirt


Meet our contributors

Chief Executive of Cause4. Lover of drama and professional violinist. Michelle Wright is a chartered marketer, manager and fundraiser. She set up Cause4 in May 2009 and has undertaken major strategic business development projects, including campaign developments with a number of national charities and consultancy work for FTSE 100 brands developing their cultural sponsorship programmes. In 2014 Michelle was awarded the IWEC award for outstanding entrepreneurial achievement, and represented the UK as a National Champion for Entrepreneur of the Year in the European Business Awards. Read her article What is the Gig Economy – and why it works well for women on page 36. Connect with Michelle: Cause4.co.uk | @MWCause4

Marketing Manager and Interiors Trend Guru at Red Candy. Rachel Escott is often found sourcing new and exciting products at trade shows across the UK, she is always quick to tip off Red Candy’s loyal customer base on upcoming interiors trends! Connect with Rachel: RedCandy.co.uk | @RedCandyUK

Read her article Spring interior tips on page 60

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Image: Dune London


From the Editor

Growing Pains

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Quality goods & services by British women

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rowing pains are something we all go through at different stages in our lives and businesses – growing is a process which never stops. I thought that after three years of publishing Women in Trade I would not face certain situations anymore, but I was wrong. Lessons learned have a way of coming back to us at a later date and revealing how much we have grown, or how much we have not. One woman who understands the importance of the planting of a seed and growing in her trade with grace and class is our cover star, Gabrielle Blackman. She says, “I grew up in a mad, busy house that my mum ran as a B&B. We were always re-setting rooms and moving things around… I suppose, looking back, that planted a seed in me.” Over time her career has gone from strength to strength; she has created beautiful and practical homes for anyone and everyone, from multimillionaires to the incredibly deserving families, often with very specific requirements, featured on BBC One’s DIY SOS series. Read more on page 42. Also in this edition, on page 16 you will learn how to cope with growing pains, whether in your personal life or business, and on page 16 you will learn that things which may seem dead could actually be thriving. If you’re feeling like it might be time to give it all up and throw in the towel, I would recommend reading our tips for not giving up on yourself or your dream on page 58 – you may change your mind. Have you ever thought about gigging? The gig economy could be the answer for women who are now seeking a flexible career aimed at a new generation of workers wanting to take control of their careers. Read more about this growing phenomenon, based on freelance work or short-term contracts, on page 36. Ever wondered how a new Tube Line gets up and running? Turns out, it takes a whole lot of design, procurement, testing, and at least one girl in an orange Hi Vis vest. Read Camilla Barrow’s fascinating engineering story in ‘The Girl in the Orange Hi Vis’ on page 50. You spoke and we listened! Our brand new trade’s directory, focused on women’s goods and services, is situated at the back of the magazine. If you are looking for a woman to tailor your clothes, a virtual assistant, a milliner, a personal stylist, a cheese and soap maker, or even a chimney sweep, then look no further! Enjoy the unfolding delights of spring! I look forward to putting my heavy boots in storage! Roll on, summer!

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Janet Kirlew Founder & CEO | Editor-in-Chief

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shoemaker with a heart

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Ruth Emily Davey page 26

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SHARED VALUES Professional photographer, Vanessa Champion. “One of my core values is kindness.”

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ON THE COVER: abrielle Blackman “My work takes into account the transient nature of our lives; things change and get messy, families grow and shrink.” by Janet Kirlew

The Working World 36

What is the GIG Economy - and why it works well for women. by Michelle Wright

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TALENT ROOM Ever wish that you could read the mind of employers? Jane Dove, Director of Talent Room might just be the solution to your recruitment needs.

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Cover Star Gabrielle Blackman


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Real Life Stories 26

Cover Star Gabrielle Blackman

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A SHOEMAKER WITH A HEART Ruth Emily Davey “I feel I was

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nurtured into my craft – something that is very rare these days.”

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THE GIRL IN THE ORANGE HI VIS features Camilla Barrow, Deputy Project Manager for Rail Systems Crossrail.

Work Life Balance 16

GROWING PAINS: For your business to grow, your role as its creator has to develop.

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Mind, Body Boosts

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Self 58

4 reasons not to give up on yourself or your dream. Giving up will always leave you wondering, ‘what if?’

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Have you ever felt like you have tried everything, and you just can’t muster the energy or inspiration to move forward? Well, it turns out that it’s not dead after all. by our editor-in-chief, Janet Kirlew

MIND, BODY BOOSTS 40

The Sarah A healthy does of antioxidants.

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Medichecks As GP waiting lists get longer and timely appointments become harder to book, many people find themselves searching the internet for answers.

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Spring Interior tips Quirky online homewares company, Red Candy, gives us some tips on how to spruce up your home office for spring! by Rachel Escott

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I Love INDIA Delicious heart warming recipes from TV chef and food writer, Anjum Anand.

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Editor’s Letter

Quality products & services by British women.

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68-74 NEW: Trade’s Directory


SPRING The Girl in the Orange Hi Vis features

Camilla Barrow Deputy Project Manager for Rail Systems Crossrail

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TV chef and food writer, Anjum Anand shares her favourite spring recipes with us from her new book

I Love India.

Hyderabad-style chickpea biryani All recipes taken from I Love INDIA by Anjum Anand (Quadrille, £20.00) Photography by Martin Poole

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Biryani is one of India’s most elegant and elaborate party dishes, and Hyderabad is well known for her meaty version. The original biryani was made with lamb, but this soon extended to chicken when it gained popularity (much later), or seafood in coastal regions. Vegetarian biryanis were created for impoverished royalty in some states, but also to cater for India’s millions of vegetarians. This version is as delicate as any other biryani, where the rice is as important as the protein. Serve with a raita and, if you want, a vegetable side dish. I like to serve this with pan-fried aubergines with seasoned Greek yogurt and topped with pomegranate seeds, coriander and mint leaves.


Serves 6

For the rice 400g (21⁄4 cups) basmati rice vegetable oil, as needed 2 tbsp ghee 5 cloves 5 green cardamom pods 2.5cm (1in) cinnamon stick 1 dried bay leaf 2 small onions, thinly sliced salt 750ml (31⁄8 cups) water

For the chickpeas 2 medium tomatoes, roughly chopped 4 tbsp plain yogurt 2 small onions, finely chopped 1 good tsp finely grated root ginger 4 large garlic cloves, finely grated

1⁄4–1⁄2 tsp chilli (chili) powder 2 tsp ground coriander 2 tsp ground cumin 1⁄2 tsp ground turmeric 2 tsp garam masala 2 x 400g (14oz) cans chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained and rinsed 3 tbsp chopped mint leaves 3 tbsp chopped coriander (cilantro)

To finish

Steamed Nepalese meat momos

large pinch of saffron threads 4 tbsp hot milk 20g (11⁄2 tbsp) unsalted butter, cubed large handful of storebought crispy fried onions and chopped coriander (cilantro), to serve.

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The Sarah 1/4cup gluten-free oats 1/2cup unsweetened almond milk or cashew milk 1/2 cup blueberries 1/3 cup raspberries

A healthy dose of antioxidants Raspberries have a very high concentration of ellagic acid that is known to prevent some cancers. A good source of biotin and pantothenic acid.

Blueberries are great for the prevention of heart disease. A good source of vitamins C and B6 and fiber.

Gluten Free Oats are a good source of protein and fiber. Helps digestion and lowers cholesterol.

Almond milk contains riboflavin, vitamin E, iron, calcium and vitamin B6. Recipe and image taken from PLENISH by Kara M. L. Rosen

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Pretty on the outside

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Life is great when you learn how to manoeuvre

through the twists

and turns with grace. It’s very

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The Personal Stylist

The Milliner

The Shoemaker

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SPOTLIGHT Wardrobe storage, repairs and restyling

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The Condiment Maker

The Cheese Maker

The Mailbox Manufacturer

TRADE’S DIRECTORY| Raw Puddings & Coffee

The Bicycle Maker

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The Soap Makers

Hair & Skin

The Office Traders | Admin, Print & Design Support The Virtual Assistant

Print & Graphic Design

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BE SEEN in the right place at the right


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“Being in the right place at the right time means that my trade will always be found�

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