Gail Brady

Registered Nutritionist

Oxford Mail:

It has been almost 25 years since Gail first came across nutritional therapy. Hormonal issues in her teens and twenties, and a subsequent diagnosis of endometriosis, led her to work with a nutritional therapist. This had such a profound and positive effect on her life that she decided to pursue a second career as a registered nutritionist.

Jump forward to today and Gail empowers women to manage perimenopause and menopause through personalised nutrition and lifestyle programmes. Menopause is inevitable, we all know about the hot flushes, night sweats, brain fog, low moods, trouble sleeping and weight gain but struggling doesn’t have to be.

Phone: 07562 106052


Annie Holt

Ethereal London

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Annie is the founder of Ethereal London; a feminine, elegant and understated womenswear brand with a distinct floral-print handwriting. Her aim is to provide beautiful silk dresses to fall in love with for all occasions, offering choices in length and sleeve options. With a fashion design degree and 16 years’ experience in the fashion and retail industry, she is passionate about delivering the perfect timeless product for the customer with quality and fit at the heart of everything she does.

“People often ask me how I juggle it all, I have a very supportive husband who thankfully supports my vision and plans for the brand. You have to be organised and focused and I’ve had to learn that my perfectionism gets in the way sometimes! I love what I do and the look on a customer’s face when they try on the perfect dress for them makes it all worthwhile.”

Gail Church

Bicester Wills

Oxford Mail:

Not content with one branch, Gail Church has spread her wings and is now operating in Bicester, Buckinghamshire and Oxford.

Gail Church is a specialist practitioner in will writing and personal estate planning services. She set up Bicester Wills & Probate in 2010 with Buckingham Wills & Probate launching in 2018 after Gail saw the opportunity to expand the business into Buckinghamshire, providing her estate planning services in Buckingham.

Their strategy and ethos are crystal clear; to provide easy-to-understand advice, a transparent pricing structure and an efficient service. If you are in the process of estate planning, funeral planning, inheritance tax planning, or are faced with acting as an administrator for a deceased person’s estate, they can help.

Milly Barr

Colombia Coffee

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Colombia Coffee Roasters is a speciality, single-origin coffee roasters born and based in Oxford (UK). Milly is part of a generation of coffee growers in Colombia with a strong focus on delivering high-quality coffee and education, whilst supporting Fair Trade conditions to ensure her coffee is sustainable and ethical.

The coffee beans come from her family farm and neighbouring small coffee farms, so she can trace the origins of every bean. As soon as the beans arrive, they are roasted immediately and delivered, fresh and bursting with taste, to customers within three days.

Phone: +44 (0)1865 558 253


Julia Atkinson

Happy Cakes

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Happy Cakes have been making thousands of cupcakes with fun and love since 2009! Each cake is lovingly hand crafted in Julia’s Summertown kitchen using the finest ingredients available. No two orders are the same – she prides herself on innovative design as well as delicious cakes. She can cope with large orders for logo cupcakes and loves a cute, bespoke small order. Happy Cakes’ manifesto is to make life a little bit more delicious, and a lot more fun!

Phone: 07814 519611


Nikki Hemsley

West Consultancy

Oxford Mail:

Nikki Hemsley is the modern face of residential estate agency. Specialising in rural and village agency across Oxfordshire, she has a detailed knowledge of the county’s infrastructure and history, having grown up and forged her career here.

Holding a degree in business management from one of the UK’s top universities, she began her estate agency career in central London. Accomplished and impressive she, as we approach International Women’s Day 2020, personifies why gender equality within a business can be at the core of its success.

Phone: 01865 510000

Rita Ram

Oxford Mail:

Pulchra Oxford

After a career that saw her travelling the globe, Rita Ram has opened a beauty haven in a central location but with a personal touch: Pulchra Oxford. Meaning beauty in Latin, it’s Oxford’s first vegan beauty salon.

Rita decided to create an extensive range of skin and body care products that are vegan, organic, free of palm oil, gluten and cruelty free. The in-house skincare brand and products have been tested and approved by The Vegan Society, where no stone has been left unturned in sourcing exclusive vegan and cruelty free products to suit everyone, including pets.

Whether your treatment uses Pulchra Oxford’s own bespoke products, or one of our high-end partner lines, you can rest easy knowing that we have personally tested and sourced every single one of our 100% organic products.

Phone: 01865 248 333 or 07518 734111