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Witness the fitness

If you were always trying to avoid PE lessons during school, the thought of becoming a full-time physical instructor would surely send you running for the hills. But that’s what happened to…

GO WITH THE FLO

Fifteen years ago, Toni Hawkes enrolled in a floristry course to learn the basics of flower arrangements. Little did she know it would form the later foundation for Flos Flowers, her blooming…

INSIDE JOB

If having your home decorated and designed by Hannah and Steph is as much fun as interviewing them, then you’re in for a real treat. Their passion for interior design and a…

PINS & NEEDLES

Since retraining as an acupuncturist and Chinese medicine practitioner, Ellie Littler has found a new life in Reigate, where she treats physical and emotional issues at Chime, her practice on Church Street.…

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…

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…