LIFE IN THE FAST LANE

You’d think the thrills and spills of Formula One racing would translate to a life of fast-living and excess for a driver but, for born-and-bred Reigatian Max Chilton, nothing could be further…

LOVE MEAT TENDER

Nic Betchley bought the former Les Alan butcher shop in Redhill in 2016 after the same family had run it for three generations, going right back to the 1960s. Nic’s old boss…

HOT PLATES

If you feel the name Cullenders is burned into your subconscious, there’s no need for alarm. You’re not going mad; you’re merely observant. Marc and Joelle Cullender have been synonymous with Reigate…

BIKES & BARISTAS

The cycle cafe phenomenon has really taken a grip over the last decade or so, drawing fixie fans, digital nomads and urban hipsters the world over. But things have taken a different…

BLADE RUNNER

Conner Wickens owns Bell Street Barbers, right in the middle of Reigate. He bought the business about 4 years ago having already worked there for 2 years, while also working as a…

CHANGING LANDSCAPES

When garden designer, Laura Bedell-Pearce, moved to Reigate from London with her husband to start a family, she found herself with a “proper garden” for the first time in her life and…

COMFORT ZONE

Sumita Nandy is the best advert for her own spa: an astonishing three decades in the high-end skin care and treatment business makes you think she must’ve started when she was still…

BAKING BAD

Sarah Simpson’s passion is cakes, and for just over a month she’s been cooking up a storm of brownies and cakes from her mum’s kitchen for her new enterprise, Guilty Bakes. Sarah…

GUT FEELINGS

Claire Paphitis – or The Ayurveda Coach – got interested in Ayurvedic practice after a tough year. A former international music agent who studied music at the prestigious King’s College London and Royal…

DOG DAYS

Kirsty McCole set up Charlie Brown’s Dog Walking (named after Snoopy’s owner) after watching an in-flight movie. Being a flight attendant working out of both Gatwick and Heathrow, the films didn’t usually…

LATIN COUTURE

SolloLondon, based in central Reigate, is the new indie in town. Imbued with a whirlwind of enthusiasm and energy that emanates from founder Marlla Church, Sollo offers wearable fashion-forward clothes for women…

FOOD WITH FEELING

Two Many Cooks is a catering and cafe business that was the brainchild of Joanna Rowlands. After graduating from Leith’s School of Food and Wine school she began a sandwich round and…