Crafty business

May

6

2014

Laura Cartledge meets a Brighton maker who is set to spread the designer love across Sussex.   There is one thing Brighton-based Claudia Thomas doesn’t like being asked. “My dreaded question is ‘what do you do?’” she laughs. Claudia Thomas This is because the answer is not a short one… She’s...

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A hidden gem

Apr

23

2014

Laura Cartledge finds that sometimes the area that is least explored is right on your doorstep. St Paul’s is one of Worthing’s most iconic buildings. For more than 200 years it has been standing proudly in Chapel Road, a road it gave name to, and yet it still manages to be packed with surprises. “On...

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Talented Ladies Club

Apr

22

2014

Talented Ladies Club

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Daniel Cain meets two women who have created a website to help support working mums. Inspirational ideas often occur when they are least expected. For entrepreneurial mother-of-two Hannah Martin, her ‘eureka’ moment came while she was enjoying a soak in the bath. Hannah and Kary Hannah and freelance...

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Kick start

Apr

18

2014

Kick start

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Joe Riddle meets up with the management team behind Brighton and Hove Albion to find out how a new football training ground in Lancing looks set to benefit the local economy. Exciting times lie ahead for one of the South Coast’s most iconic football clubs and their quest for a place in England’s...

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Good head for business

Apr

16

2014

Good head for business

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A milliner proves you do not have to have a big budget to have your own bespoke creation, as Alex Jenkins finds out. Fabulous feathers, frivolous flowers and a statement look have catapulted one West Sussex milliner into the limelight. Layla Leigh is the brainchild of mum-of-two Leigh Johnson, whose...

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Future designs

Apr

8

2014

Future designs

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Arundel’s Rare Rabbit is a warren of wonderful pieces and family plans, as Laura Cartledge discovers.  There is no doubt being a textile designer and jewellery maker is a great combination for launching a shop boasting gifts for the home and people of all ages. However for Clare Howieson it took two...

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A taste of luxury

Mar

24

2014

A taste of luxury

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Laura Cartledge heads to Winchester and discovers a company which will make you look afresh at chocolate. How often do you think about chocolate? Even if the answer is ‘often’ chances are award winning Chococo will make you think again. “Talk to adults about wine and they will be really articulate...

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etc Magazine of the Year

Mar

14

2014

etc Magazine of the Year

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etc Magazine is officially an award-winning magazine. The Johnston Press Awards took place last Thursday (March 6) when trophies were presented in 44 categories. The evening took place at Oulton Hall, near Leeds, where more than 170 people enjoyed a three-course meal before the awards presentation.etc...

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Betty Lou Brighton

Feb

4

2014

Betty Lou Brighton

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Alex Jenkins is transported back in time to a salon that is making the retro ‘do’ cutting edge. Pictured is Lilly Griffin. During the last few years retro fever has taken the country by storm, whether it is the resurgence of vintage swing, high-waisted trousers, or 1950s inspired furniture. But...

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Business of dreams

Feb

1

2014

Business of dreams

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Parkhouse’s Michael Laing talks diamonds, beauty, and family influence with Laura Cartledge. Michael Laing is not just a prestigious jeweller, he has to be one of the coolest grandfathers around. The chairman of Parkhouse, which was originally founded in Southampton in 1794, has dedicated his career...

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