SERVICES

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…

PAMPER PLACE

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…

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…

ROOST BOOSTER

For Laura Bird, of Birdhouse Design, staging houses to sell them is a calling, not a job – “I just love it: it’s so satisfying and I will not stop until it’s…

BRAND NEW

Enjoying people is key to Simon Knibb’s eponymous web-design and branding business, Knibbs. After training as a graphic designer, Simon left college and worked for large branding and marketing agencies in London…

GRAND DESIGNS

Campbell & Co Architects are the young forward-looking architects behind the Coffee With An Architect events at Ralph James Estate Agents. James Campbell set up the practice a year ago when he…

NAILING IT

Kellie Nguyen of Elegant Nails has a passion for what she does and for making her clients feel good. “I have to see them leave with a smile on their face and…

WASH’N’GO

Bubbles Car Spa is no ordinary car wash. It doubles as a funky American diner, where you can sit back and gleefully sip on a coke, listen to the juke box and…

SAW POINTS

There isn’t a room in the house that wouldn’t benefit from some sort of woodwork at some point its life, so having a local experienced carpenter is always useful. Tom Powell set…

BLIND AMBITION

Plantation, Venetian, Austrian, Roman, vertical or roller; JA Precision Blinds has got your windows covered. Jamie Hurst’s new company is there to take you from start to finish with your window treatments.…

STRAIGHT TO THE CORE

Sara Gordon, based at Nutfield Priory, is a qualified practitioner in Physiotherapy, Pilates and Acupuncture and uses a bespoke mix of the three in helping her patients heal and regain strength. After…