Page 1

The First Tradeswomen-Focused Magazine in the UK





“I was determined not to be defeated” MOBO AWARDS FOUNDER

On risk-taking, surviving and setting up one of the 1st online estate agencies,



“There is something much better for you around the corner”

UK Construction Week Women must plug the construction skills gap


The original SHAPE-SHIFTER Georgia Wilkinson textile designer

Better Together What do you know about



WINTER BOOSTS: MY LIFE ON A PLATE by singer-songwriter KELIS Page 69

Image Credit: House of Fraser

Our survival issue celebrates women who have survived and made it to the top

Kelis Award-winning, chart-storming, singer-songwriter and chef shares her winter recipes on

Page 69

Meet the women & men who made this edition possible. Helping you to be a better version of yoursel f.

Our Contributors Chris Davidson Inspirational Speaker An inspirational speaker, radio show host and awardwinning author, Chris addresses all aspects of workplace communication. As a chartered engineer and ex-divisional director, Chris understands the corporate landscape. He founded communications consultancy Active Presence in 2002, delivering “indelible influence” to help clients become engaging and memorable.

For smart inventive women

I love...Going for walks on the beach Founder & Editor-in-Chief Janet Kirlew PA to the Editor-in-Chief Aimee Smith

I believe in...Keeping fit with karate Survival means...Maintaining a sense of perspective

Wellbeing and Beauty Editor Elizabeth Rae Marketing Manager Primrose Archer Your Story Team Monica Jones ©Copyright 2015. 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.

Connect: | @ActivePresence

Ali Hollands Hypnotherapist Ali Hollands is an award-winning senior clinical hypnotherapist with Inspired To Change and an expert in Whole Life Performance Enhancement. She runs a busy Kent hypnotherapy practice together with two business masterminding groups as part of the enACT masterminding platform. I love...Dogs, people, shoes, tapas and neuroscience (not necessarily in that order) Survival means…Learning how to adapt and grow to overcome the next challenge Connect: | @AliHollands

Gordana Biernat Inspirational Speaker Talking about consciousness, creativity, leadership, art, reality and time; Gordana is a mentor who assists those seeking self-development and a greater sense of being through intellectual and spiritual inquiry. Gordana holds an M.A. in Art History & Art Sciences, Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Communication and Media.

I love...Who I am today I believe in...LOVE. Love has magical properties. It transforms everything. Connect: | @MyPowertalk

6 Women in Trade WINTER 2015

Vodafone Tab Prime 6, Pay as you go

The latest tech at an affordable price

Vodafone UK

Our biggest, best and fastest tablet yet, the Vodafone Tab Prime 6, complete with Android 5.0 Lollipop, has the technology and features to rival more expensive tablets at a fraction of the cost.

FESTIVE must haves

Images: M&Co


Image: Next

Editor‟s Letter What do you know about survival? “Survival can be summed up in three words - never give up. That's the heart of it really. Just keep trying.” Bear Grylls

This edition is about survival. As another year draws to a close, we look back and wonder why we went through certain things and, most commonly, we marvel at how quickly time has flown by. Survival, for me, is about taking a different approach to whatever life throws at us. Rather than meeting a problem with anger, fear and resentment, I have learned that it is better to stand firm in my inner resolve knowing that eventually it will pass. The important thing to always remember when in a survival situation is to stay strong in mind and body and don‟t allow your troubles to manipulate you into acting out of character. Just continue to trust that you are on the right path, develop an inner smile and cry when no one is looking.

So, what’s in store for winter? I am incredibly excited to feature on our winter cover property expert and TV presenter Sarah Beeny. A firm believer that: „practice makes perfect.‟ Page 42 In our special survival features, meet three amazingly strong women who have been through some tough times: electrician Kelly Vincent, who founded an all-female electrician company; inspirational role model Kanya King, who founded the MOBO Awards; and inspirational speaker and polar explorer Ann Daniels, who proves that nothing is impossible when you put your mind to it. Three different women all with one thing in common – a firm belief that giving up is not an option. Fancy some butternut squash soup made by a superstar? Well here it is! Award-winning singer-songwriter turned chef Kelis brings us some colourful recipes to keep you warm and healthy during the cold months. Cheers Kelis! Don‟t forget – whilst preparing to enter into a new year, don‟t feel disappointed about the things you could not achieve over the past 12 months, perhaps 2016 is your year? Thanks for all your continued support and wonderful comments. This is our second year and I have had some amazing opportunities and look forward to sharing more with you in 2016. I wish you all a happy and safe Christmas and a fruitful New Year! See you in 2016.


Janet Kirlew Editor-in-Chief

WINTER 2015 Women in Trade 11

WINTER Edition 2015

Cover Story: Sarah BEENY




The property expert, TV presenter & mum of 4 talks to us about setting up one of the first online estate agencies, Tepilo.


What do you know about SURVIVAL? Last month, we asked three amazingly strong women, from different backgrounds, what they knew about survival. Meet: Kanya King, MOBO Awards founder; Ann Daniels, polar explorer; and Kelly Vincent, founder of the all-female electrical company, Kelly Electrics. By Janet Kirlew


WINTER BOOSTS: Healing Cranberry Cleanse Recipe.


FEMALE FIRSTS: A Thirst For the Beer Industry. Annabel Smith was one of the first women in the UK to qualify as an accredited beer sommelier.



COVER STORY: SARAH BEENY Talks to us about how her entrepreneurial outlook has helped her get ahead and take on the world with the launch of one of the first online estate agencies, Tepilo.

By Janet Kirlew


British Female Designers Rock, featuring: Textile designer, Georgia Wilkinson & award-winning footwear designer, Milly Jupp.

12 Women in Trade WINTER 2015

WANT TO GLOW THIS WINTER? Lemons are great in flushing out toxins, causing our skin to GLOW.

Inside this issue...

82 104 “Designing and creativity require a certain amount of inner trust and courage.” Award-winning footwear designer, Milly Jupp.

Go with your FLOW. “Are you willing to explore unknown territory to become who you truly are?”

Construction News 50

UK Construction Week: Women must plug the construction skills gap.

Business 36 32

39 59

How they made it to the top:


Self 54

How to get yourself heard and your message remembered. By inspirational speaker, Chris Davidson

Eleven things to do before midnight. There is something magical about starting afresh in a new year.

2 Entrepreneurs share their secrets to surviving in business. By Janet Kirlew


Surviving & Thriving - Better Together. “To be really successful we need to work together.” By Ali Hollands


Letting Go. “There is something much better for you around the corner.”


In my quiet space. Our Editor-in-Chief talks to us about those annoying little things that deplete our energy.

WINTER 2015 Women in Trade 13

Inside this issue...

Self 94


How to live the DREAM in 2016. ‘Tis the season to be jolly...and write lots of lists.

104 Go with your FLOW. “Are you willing to explore unknown territory to become who you truly are?” By inspirational speaker, Gordana Biernat



Winter mind body BOOSTS: A combination of great reads, exercise and nutritious food to give you an awesome boost this winter.

In Every Issue

11 Editor’s Letter 108 DIRECTORY 109 SUBSCRIBE 14 Women in Trade WINTER 2015


Subscribe to





Only £10.99 for

15% is based on the

4 yearly digital issues

digital cover price

Click here to SUBSCRIBE

inspirational stories

Packed with

Follow us on Twitter @womenintradeuk Like us on Facebook To receive news and our latest releases, SUBSCRIBE VIA OUR WEBSITE TODAY Women in Trade Magazine is a quarterly digital publication created for smart inventive women. The First Tradeswomen-Focused Magazine in the UK


Skin You’re in


inter doesn't have to be dark and boring. Revive your mind and cleanse your body with the revitalising Fuji Green Tea™ body range, infused with pure green tea from the Mount Fuji region of Japan. Enjoy!

Elizabeth Rae Wellbeing & Beauty Editor


FUJI GREEN TEA™ BODY WASH Image Credits : The Body Shop International PLC





Some great indoor furnishings

Glass Jar With Slate Heart

Butterfly Storage Trunk

White Jingle Heart Image Credits : Homebase

Woven Fairaisle Cushion

Home of Style - Butterfly Print Cushion

Love Tealight Holder Base

Image: Oasis |

WINTER Edition 2015

This is a preview copy. To read the full version 110 pages Buy PDF £3.25 Here


Image: Next

PREVIEW (c) Women in Trade Magazine | N0.8 Winter Edition 2015/16 | Survival  

On our winter cover we feature TV presenter & property expert, Sarah Beeny, who proves that making mistakes and taking risks can reap divide...

Read more
Read more
Similar to
Popular now
Just for you