Running a business can be lonely! Working with some amazing people in the wider health and wellbeing community really makes a difference. Here are just some of the great people and businesses I’ve had the pleasure of working with, collaborating with and who provide great local services.
Simon and I have been working together on workshops for many years, initially through building the THRIVE community, providing free monthly nutrition and wellbeing workshops. Since 2018, we’ve been working together to educate people about the vital importance of gut health. With my knowledge of nutrition, and Simon’s extensive experience of creating probiotic superfoods, we deliver joint workshops to share our collective knowledge and experience.
Find out more at www.praxisprobiotics.com
Dena Smiles is an award winning chef and fermentalist and owner of Probiotic Love. We worked together on a THRIVE workshop on fermentation and gut health back in 2016 and have collaborated on similar workshops more recently. We shared a stall at Wellfest 2018 and presented alongside one another at Ferment - the UK’s first fermentation festival in October. More joint workshops to come in 2019 so watch this space!
Check out www.facebook.com/denasmiles
Healthy & Psyched
Rachel Evans is a behaviour change psychologist and healthy food blogger. She runs successful courses in how to find balance with food, and helps clients overcome the diet challenges they may face. We’re running workshops together on plant-based nutrition and the psychology of eating in January 2019 (tickets here) and have plans for other collaborations in the future.
Find out more about Rachel at https://healthyandpsyched.com
Sound Bites is an independent ethical wholefood shop and workers co-op, specialising in a wide range of vegan and free from foods. It’s a great source of local, seasonal fresh produce and organic grains, pulses, nuts, seeds and dried foods.
vegan revelation, belper
Leise Taylor, who runs Vegan Revelation, is nothing short of brilliant. Passionate, enthusiastic and full of energy, she provides wonderful vegan food and drinks in a cosy little cafe in Belper. Check out Sue’s Sustainable’s next door while you’re there!
trinity farm, cossall
Trinity Farm is a beautiful organic bio-dynamic farm, delivering veg boxes all over the East Midlands. This place is a mini supermarket full of organic fresh produce, bread, eggs, pantry staples, meat and dairy and they have a lovely cafe too.
Rask Cafe is one of my favourite haunts in Derby. It’s the perfect place for me to spend the day on my laptop catching up with emails, doing some admin, writing workshop material, creating client plans and doing research or uni work. The staff are super friendly and they know me well (and know to warn me when any of the dishes contain coriander!). The food is great - healthy, honest and delicious with a Scandanavian vibe. They sell some tasty cakes and bakes, some are even on the healthier side! There is usually something vegan, gluten free and/or dairy free.
They have also been known to let me run workshops in their cafe!
Find out more wwwraskderby.co.uk
Women Rocking Business
Women Rocking Business is a wonderful platform and community hub for female business owners in the Derby area. There are free regular networking meetings, social gatherings and events. It’s great just to hang out with women facing the same issues as you and to share ideas and support each other. The creator of WRB, Jenny Ryan, is a fabulous photographer and branding mastermind. She’s responsible for a lot of the images on my own website and social media sites, and also helps women with other aspects of running a small business too - such as branding, taking great product shots and understanding social media!
The Fig Derby
The Fig is an independent health food stall based in the Eagle Centre market, Derby, run by the lovely Mel. She really knows her stuff, so pop along and ask her advice on supplements. She has an extensive range of loose herbs and you can stock up on things like herbal teas and natural self-care products. She has a range of natural remedies including CBD products and also regularly stocks jars of probiotic fermented veg and kombucha made by pr@xis?..PROBIOTCS.
Find The Fig on Facebook here www.facebook.com/thefigderby