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Wondering what to buy for your loved ones this Christmas? Look no further, our local, independent businesses have totally got you sorted! In this Christmas Gift Guide I’ve rounded up a few of our members’ offerings.

Christmas Gift Guide 2022

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For many of us the best thing about Christmas is enjoying the delicious festive fare with family and friends. In this guest blog, Cathy Court gives us some tips on how to do this whilst sticking to a healthy diet.

Enjoy Christmas Food without Piling on the Pounds

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Celebrating Christmas when you have young children is hard work but so very rewarding. All those magical moments with your little ones… So what happens when your children get older and hit the teenage years? In this guest blog Louise & Anna from Equipp share their tips for making Christmas as magical as ever during the teenage years.

How to have a happy, stress-free Christmas with teenagers

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Does the thought of your annual tax return fill you with dread? In this guest blog, Rachel from Blue Leaf Accounting shares her top five tips for a stress-free self assessment!

Five Tips for a Stress-Free Tax Return

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In this guest blog, Rebecca from Weave Interiors talks about how to incorporate the ‘fifth wall’ into your colour scheme design and shares lots of advice on how you can do it yourself.

Statement Ceilings

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Meet our member Lee from Tring Design. Find out about what services he offers and why he enjoys working with small businesses. He also answers our Local Biz Quick Fire!

Meet the Member: Tring Design

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As always we’re championing small, local, independent business this Black Friday and have two things we want you to do this year. Read on to find out more (including whether Black Friday is good for independent business and some alternatives to it).

How can you support Local Business this Black Friday?

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Halloween parties, pumpkin picking and decorations; our members have got your covered this Halloween. Read on for all the details.

What’s On: Halloween

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Tanya from Aldcroft Photography recently joined me live on Instagram to tell us about her business and share her tips for choosing a photographer & how to get your kids to smile.

Meet the Member – Aldcroft Photography

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Autumn has arrived and it’s time to get the woolly jumpers out, watch the colours of nature change and embrace all it has to offer! Read one for a pick of just some of the exciting things our members have to offer this Autumn.

The Autumn Edit

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I met up with local businessman Jeremy Chapman for a coffee recently to chat to him about radio, podcasting and his current top 11 status in the global radio competition, RadioStar ‘22.

Meet Jeremy… RadioStar Finalist!

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If you (or anyone you know) grows courgettes I’m guessing you have a LOT available right now. Here’s five of my favourite recipes (include 2 sweet ones because you really can make cake with courgettes!).

Five Ways with Courgettes

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With the current hot weather what better recipe than an iced coffee cocktail, from our member the Cocktailmaker. Read on for the full recipe & enjoy!

Nuts About Coffee Recipe

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What comes to mind when you think of Summer? Is it sand, sea and sunshine? In this guest blog, our member Resolve To Play, is fully embracing the season and using it as a way to stimulate your child’s play! Read on for some fun play ideas.

Summer Play

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It’s time to get the hamper packed and enjoy a picnic with friends & family – where better than in Herts, Beds & Bucks! Here’s a pick of 5 of our favourite local picnic spots.

Local Picnic Spots

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Up until about a year ago if you invited me to a networking event I would have tried to find an excuse not to go. But I’ve reframed what ‘networking’ is and now am loving it!

Why I’ve learned to love networking

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The country is buzzing with Platinum Jubilee fever; this is certainly an historic occasion and am sure many of you already have plans for how you will be celebrating. It feels particularly special after so many celebrations being restricted over the past 2 years; this is a true opportunity for the community to come together […]

Platinum Jubilee Local Guide

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Have you reached midlife and beginning to question where you should be & what you should be doing? In this guest blog, our member Angie Litvinoff shares her experience and how she embraced the gift of midlife.

How to find yourself in midlife and turn chaos into fulfilment

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After 2 years with many events being scaled down, or cancelled completely, this summer festivals are definitely back! Check out our pick of the festivals that Herts, Beds & Bucks have to offer.

Local Summer Festivals 2022

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Do you know where your food and drink comes from? Do you know who makes and grows the products you buy? This guest blog tells you more about how you can shop locally and reduce your food miles at Tring Farmer’s Market.

Shop Local with Tring Farmers Market

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For all of you who love local, independent, and unique for Xmas, here’s a pick of our favourite member items. Check out the #SHOPLOCAL Directory for more great makers, producers, and great gifting. Hello Ruth Handmade paper angel Xmas tree decoration Puddingstone Distillery Pud Pud Gin Apothaka skincare SOS recovery skincare duo Vida Eco Recycled […]

Xmas gift guide 2021

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I launched the Creative Collective gifts and lifestyle pop up shop in Berkhamsted in November 2019, to offer an opportunity for my own and other small sustainable brands & start-ups to have a presence on the High Street. We have a lovely shop in the middle of town, which is home to an exclusive selection […]

Sourcing local, ethical, handmade and vintage this Xmas

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Here’s a selection of the Halloween Activities we’ve seen happening across the Three Counties. We hope you enjoy them – if you do, tag us on Instagram and we’ll share your fun Halloween pics to our Stories! Ashridge House Halloween trail Ashridge House is depraved to present The Gruesome Gardens, a spooky Halloween adventure this […]

Great Halloween activities in Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire & Buckinghamshire

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Hello, my name’s Emma and I’m an illustrator, embroiderer and maker! I’ve spent the past 24 years working in the design industry and my work has been stocked in many places including Liberty, Fenwick, JoJo Maman Bebe and John Lewis. Over the last few years, I’ve combined my two passions for illustrating and making into one with the embroidery technique called Punch Needle. […]

Meet Emma Talbot from The Little Cloth Rabbit

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Aiming to introduce a new way to relax, recharge and enjoy time together for individuals across the UK and NZ, Haylee Benton is passionate about providing access to the very best in personal care experiences.  This passion led to her founding The Silver Fern Group, a portfolio of four brands: Alchemy & I, Cecily Spa, […]

Meet Haylee Benton – owner of Alchemy & I, Cecily Day Spa, Hanako, & Koha

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There’s a lot to love about Tring, it’s a town of just the right size to have life and colour, not to mention a flurry of wonderful independent businesses to support every need whilst retaining the feeling of intimacy. In recent years it’s developed its foodie credentials with more and more culinary businesses appearing, meaning you don’t have to travel out for great food. Of course, the real jewel in the crown of Tring is its location, right among the Chiltern Hills, so the countryside is quite literally on your doorstep. With the trainline to London a short distance from the town centre, it’s no wonder this is an increasingly popular commuter town.

Top things to see and do in Tring, Hertfordshire

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Having known Lucy Williamson as a Buzz Hub Co member and for her passion for gut health, high quality British food, and building optimum nutrition through real food, I was excited to hear about her latest offering – the Gut Project. Of course, I was even more thrilled to join for the first run of the course and find out what it’s all about and report back!

The Gut Project – a review

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I am Jemma Palmer, owner of Halo & Wren Bridal. Halo & Wren is a modern bridal store located in Old Town, Hemel Hempstead, Herts. Halo & Wren has a small team of stylists and an in house seamstress. It’s very much for the non traditional bride or the brides who doesn’t want to look like all of her friends. H&W is a nationally renowned boutique for its welcoming and relaxed bridal shopping experience, independent designers and doing bridal the modern way.

Meet Jemma from Halo & Wren

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Have you ever tried Temple Spa products? I’m always amazed by how beautiful they are – such potent and sensual aromas. Once you open the cap, you find yourself immediately transported to the feeling of being in an exclusive spa. They smell so incredibly good…and it’s that kind of smell that comes from essential oils and active ingredients that you know are going to do amazing things for your skin too.

A virtual spa evening with Temple Spa by Sarah Higgins

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It will be five years in October since I started The Buzz Hub Co. – originally a blog based in Tring about local businesses. If you’ve been with me for a while (I’m so grateful every day for the familiar faces I see and connect with on Instagram), you will know that the blog started as part of my social media training that I undertook as a way to leave my commute and corporate life behind. In the end it took 4 years and a pandemic to finally say goodbye to my corporate life and move away from running businesses as side hustles and, in the place of PAYE, I’ve seen some rather radical personal and business change.

Uncovering us – my story from corporate to Coaching

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Here at Equipp, as well as creating inspiring gifts for teens, we’re passionate about celebrating today’s teens and love to highlight their achievements. We’ve worked with teenagers and young adults in various ways since launching our very first collection based on illustrations commissioned from Lilly, a young artist living and working near us in Hemel Hempstead. We now have our own teen research and design team, run competitions for young designers, and feature their writing on our blog.

Meet some local young entrepreneurs

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If you’re looking for something special to buy for the men in your life, we’ve put together a selection of great gifts from some of our members for you to choose from.

Father’s Day Gift Guide

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How you run your week affects your mindset & your productivity. It may sound obvious but it really does make a difference! As we’re nearing the halfway point of 2021 and with the world reopening I’m hearing lots of people say they are busy busy busy and starting to feel a little overwhelmed about what […]

5 steps to plan for a positive & productive week

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Situated in the heart of beautiful, historic Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, ‘Creative Collective’ is a gifts and lifestyle pop up shop that brings together small, independent businesses, sharing space under one roof. Founded by Sinéad Bernhauser of lifestyle brand ‘Hot Haveli’, we’re home to an ever-changing selection of around 45 sustainable makers, designers and artists. We provide an opportunity for start-up and small brands to have a presence on the High Street in a bustling, supportive and friendly space.

Sustainable Living & Vintage Fashion is closer than you think!

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The sun has been shining brightly (well for the most part anyway), blue skies have reappeared (let’s ignore the temperature) and peonies and sweet peas have started to bloom. Bojo announced that we will be able to sit indoors in pubs and restaurants soon and travel and holidays are on the horizon- hooray! Which means one thing……YOU NEED TO LOOK GREAT!

Spring-summer fashion trends

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One year on from starting a small business, nobody said it was going to be easy and I am so glad they didn’t. From accidentally under charging for postage, to trying to advertise during a global pandemic, it has been challenging but also the most rewarding thing I have ever experienced.

My business story by Katie Celaschi

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For many, the impulse reaction to spotting grey hair is to cover it up, either in the salon or with at-home colour kits. However, lockdown, and time away from your hairdresser, has meant we’ve all had to rock our natural locks. Including those pesky greys.

Is Now The Time To Embrace The Silver?

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Over the last year, many of us have come to embrace living in a more virtual world, sometimes that’s opened doors or connection that would of otherwise been shut and other times it’s the source of a wealth of frustration in awkward family quizes or difficult work meetings at the kitchen table. When it comes to Jackson & Seddon and their idea for creating a virtual wine bar

Jackson & Seddon’s virtual wine bar – a wild night in

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