Derbyshire women in business: everyday help

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5 Derbyhire women in business who can help make your daily life just a little bit easier.


Medical Director, Owner Shine Medical Angels Twelve

What's special about your business?

Our clinics are unique, they are places where medicine, science and beauty come together perfectly. We offer our clients a service where they can have a full transformation all under one roof. Our highly trained medical professionals work closely with all of the team to provide the highest quality customer care, making our clients feel welcome and relaxed as soon as they walk through the door. We are the only clinic in the UK who are official partners with Cosmetic Courses who are the largest training provider in aesthetic medicine for Medical professionals.

What do you love about your job?

I am so lucky! Each day is different with such a great variety of people. I teach medical professionals in the art and safe administration of aesthetic medicine; I help my aesthetic clients to raise their confidence through beautification treatment to help them age naturally and positively with anti-ageing and wellness programs. I help my dental patients too. I have business meetings and implement new ideas into practice, we have team meetings and brain storm what will be our next goal or project. I love it all.

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What keeps you focused?

My passion, love and dedication to my career and my patients. I keep my standards very high and constantly check that everyone within our business, including myself gives 150% we are all focused on our plans and visions. And my family support of course.

104 Derby Road, Nottingham NG10 4LS 162 Porchester Road, Nottingham NG3 6LB 0115 9506376


Managing Director - High Peak Bookstore and Cafe

What's special about your business?

High Peak Bookstore and Cafe (formerly Bookstore Brierlow Bar) is a family run business and labour of love, established in January 2001 by my dad, in an old garage 2 miles south of Buxton. The mix of locally roasted coffee, homemade food, thousands of books covering a vast range of genres and local arts and crafts, all with a focus on bringing people together and supporting the local community in a warm, friendly and creative environment is what makes High Peak Bookstore and Cafe so special and successful.

What's the best piece of business advice you have been given?

Fake it until you make it. This stood me in very good stead as I made the transition from Early Years and Literacy Co-ordinator in a Primary School to MD of a flourishing business!

What do you love about your job?

I get to work with some of the most wonderful, talented, funny, kind people and meet some incredibly interesting members of the public. I love that the staff and customers love being here. I love that every day is different - one day I'm in the Lake District buying books, the next I could be planning upcoming events or thinking of what to do next to improve our customer's experience. Oh, and I can bring my dogs to work!

Ashbourne Road, Buxton, Derbyshire SK17 9PY 01298 71017


Director - Hunters

What's special about your business?

Our business was established 90 years ago and we feel a big responsibility to ensure it stays at the forefront of good quality home interiors that are built to last. We deliver nationwide but we always think about our local customers first. We consider the types of architecture in Derbyshire and we're always listening to our customers about what they'd like from us. Again and again it's to keep providing inspirational interiors with a standard of service to match. We introduced our home design service for people who wanted a more tailored experience, whether that's because they want to do a home refresh but are time poor or they simply prefer a more personal at home service.

What's your best piece of business advice?

Tackle any challenges as soon as they arise. You might not find the solution straight away, but you'll have started the journey towards solving it without causing any extra stress.

What do you love about your job?

It's different every day; I could be visiting a customer with our design service, out at a supplier sourcing new furniture or accessories then catching up with the team about what's been going on in-store.

Hunters Corner, Babington Lane, Derby DE1 1SY 01332 349285


Hotel Manager - Santo's Higham Farm Hotel & Restaurant

What's special about your business?

We are situated in the heart of the beautiful Derbyshire countryside and overlook the picturesque landscape of the Amber Valley. The hotel was originally a 15th century farm house and the foyer boasts a 96ft deep well, and the lounge has a magnificent cruck-beam dating back to the 1470's. Our 31 bedrooms including our suites are all unique with different features in each. Italian rooms with ornate Silik furniture, Suites with glass roofs, 16th Century 4 posters and state of the art whirl pool baths are just a few. Our courtyard also has a retracting roof which is licensed for wedding ceremonies too.

What's the best piece of business advice you have been given?

"Believe in yourself, persistence and determination will always pay", "Success is a journey, not a destination."

What do you love about your job?

I thrive on the ability to offer our customers a bespoke service and this is what we have managed to obtain at a very high standard for many years. In this trade you do have to have a wonderful team, which I have been blessed with behind me to succeed. I have never classed the hotel as work, it is in my heart, it is my passion!

Main Road, Higham, Derbyshire DE55 6EH 01773 833812


General Store Manager - Eyres of Chesterfield Ltd

What's special about your business?

Eyres of Chesterfield Ltd. is a family owned independent furnishing store established in 1875. It specialises in high quality furniture for the retail customer and offers renowned established brands. Eyres Home offers a bespoke Interior Design service to clients, with a team of experienced in-house designers, offering home consultations by appointment.

What do you love about your job?

My job is the General Store Manager of the newly branded Eyres Home of Chesterfield. This involves managing the team of 27 staff, overseeing the ongoing refurbishment of the store and providing excellent customer service for our existing and future clients. I have a passion for furniture and design so my job is hugely significant in my life.

How do you unwind?

I unwind by refurbishing my own home with the latest designer collections and spending time with my adorable dachshund dog Bertie!

Holywell St, Chesterfield S41 7SB 01246 276011

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