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No2 Pound Street are specialists and affineurs in Great British Cheese, and lovers of all things wine & cheese. Pop in for a sample, stay for a glass and go home with a bottle! Pop to see us in Wendover, or visit us online.

No2 Pound Street

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Food and Drink, Shopping & Retail

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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post it note with file tax return!

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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Berko Lashes & Friends is a collection of small independent business that were looking for a home on the Berkhamsted High Street. Set up by Becky of Berko Lashes, who has been a lash technician doing eyelash extensions and other treatments for over 10 years.

Berko Lashes & Friends

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Hair & Beauty, Health, Wellbeing & Fitness

Established family boutique featuring permanent ‘Pop Up Shop’ collaborating with creatives situated on Tring High Street. Jewellery | Gifts | Fashion | Homeware FIND OUT MORE > Address: 71 High St, Tring, HP23 4AB Tel: 01442 823073

Maggie J & Co.

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Fashion & Clothing, Homewares & Gifts, Jewellery & Accessories, Shopping & Retail

We provide Vintage China Hire for Weddings, Celebrations & Events, bringing charm & elegance to your special occasion. Based in Tring, serving Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire & Hertfordshire we offer a delivery & collection service & washing up is complimentary.

Little Vintage Teacup

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Eco-friendly & Sustainable, Events & Event suppliers, Vintage, Wedding suppliers

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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Handmade with the utmost care all Vari Cosmetics products are created to love you and your skin. Our focus is on the little touches and creating natural Bath bombs, Soaps, Bubble Scoops, Shower Steamers & Bath Melts.

Vari Cosmetics Ltd

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Hair & Beauty, Health, Wellbeing & Fitness, Homewares & Gifts, Shopping & Retail, The Makers Market

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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Founded by Lee Kennedy-Washington, a designer and marketer with over ten years experience, Tring Design offers affordable website design, branding and marketing to local businesses.

Tring Design

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Business Services, Graphic Design, Marketing & Advertising, Web design

We are a chocolate shop based in Potten End, near Berkhamsted. As Award winning chocolatiers we are passionate about unique flavours, using only the finest ingredients to handcraft our chocolates and brownies.

Yvette’s Chocolates

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Food & Drink Producers, Food and Drink, The Makers Market

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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Guiding women to deepen their relationship to self. I work with women who think and feel deeply, to help them make sense of where they are, connect to self, and to build a bold, bright future. ACC Coach | Somatic Coach | Healing Guide VISIT WEBSITE > Email: katy@collabcreative.co.uk

Katy Murray Coaching

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Business Coaching & Mentoring, Health, Wellbeing & Fitness

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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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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Give a brief Introduction to you and what it is you do.  Who is involved in the business? We are a husband and wife team (Sarah & Wayne) running a small batch speciality coffee roastery in Farnham Common, Buckinghamshire. Speciality coffee has to be graded 80+ points and above on the Speciality Coffee Association’s grading […]

Meet the Maker – Roast Lab Coffee Roasters

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Castaway Cottage is a family-run business offering beautiful hand-crafted products for the bath and home. From colourful bath bombs and crumbles to a range of natural wax melts and soaps; all made with care for skin and the environment using essential oils or carefully selected fragrances.   The packaging is compostable, recyclable or upcycled. We […]

Meet the Maker – Castaway Cottage

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by Sarah Cooke Right now we are obviously going through some strange & uncertain times, but I don’t believe that means you have to compromise your business – it IS possible to have a business that you love and that works for you on your terms. Even if you’ve had to temporarily close your doors […]

Future-proofing your business

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“You have two choices: You can make a living, or you can design a life” (Jim Rohn)    I’d love to write about the mindset for success, without mentioning #COVID-19. However, I fear that if l ignored such a large elephant in the room, that has no doubt impacted most of our lives in some […]

Mindset is everything & now is no different

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KIN Training debunk myths surrounding HIIT and yoga and provide tips on overcoming your fitness fears. Persistence. Patience. Strength. Adaptability. Kindness. If the last three months have taught us anything, it’s certainly recognising the importance of these qualities in ourselves when overcoming uncomfortable and uncertain situations. What if we could use these skills and qualities […]

Fight the fear! HIIT and Yoga Truths

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Health & Wellbeing

It seems everyone (in the skincare world!) these days is talking about the importance of the skin barrier, which whilst a good thing, many brands have jumped on this in terms of products which promise to repair the skin barrier. It’s a classic case of treat rather than prevent – the same conundrum seen in […]

Skin health – gently does it!

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Health & Wellbeing

I’ve heard talk of 4th July parties and planning of big days out to mark the occasion.  Whilst many businesses are still not able to open and others are open with adjustments, there is no denying that seeing hairdressers, pubs, cafes and restaurants will bring both excitement and a greater sense of normality to our […]

The great 4th July re-opening

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The last few months have been “challenging” to say the least, whether you’ve been home schooling, full-time parenting little ones, or juggling a bit of everything. I think we can all agree it’s certainly taken its toll. For many of you (myself included), this probably means your business has taken a back seat. With the […]

Level up your business after lockdown

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by Amanda Badger ‘This is the Royal Free Hospital, you recently came in for a chest x-ray’ said the voice on the phone. ‘Yes,’ I replied. ‘Can you come back in right away? We think you may have TB.’ I began to see stars as the information sunk in. What do I tell my fiancé? […]

How Moving to Apsley Saved My Health

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This week sees the re-opening of many of our favourite high street and retail businesses.  Whilst many businesses have adapted to offer online, postal, or adapted services, re-opening of physical stores is probably the biggest step towards normality we’ve seen since lockdown started. We are thrilled at the boost it will give these businesses and […]

Our high-streets re-open

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Meet Hannah and Oli from Home County Candle Co. and hear about their passion for making their beautiful UK inspired scented candles and reed diffusers.   MEET OLI WHAT WERE YOU DOING BEFORE YOU STARTED THE HOME COUNTY CANDLE CO.? My background is in sales management and just before we started the business I was […]

Meet the maker: Home County Candle Co.

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by Natalie Halliwell-Jennings With many Ashridge House staff working from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we asked Ashridge House Events Sales & Marketing Manager Natalie Halliwell-Jennings how she has adapted to working from home… “Ashridge House is a former royal palace to Kings and Queens, a grade II listed stately home with 190 acres of beautiful […]

How to thrive working from home

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by Lisa Pantling of Clutter Free Living All of a sudden we are spending an awful lot more time at home, some of us are also working at home, possibly while also entertaining (teaching?!) our children. For many, this set of circumstances has highlighted an issue they hadn’t really acknowledged before…… stuff! And far too […]

Confined to home and surrounded by clutter

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  I saw a meme this week that showed a lockdown budget where all items in the budget were £0, but food was about £2k a month. It’s a pretty fair assessment of lockdown life, isn’t it?  Suddenly our main preoccupation is getting food and what to have for our next meal…and actually constantly feeling […]

At home dining during lockdown

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I’ve been asked a few times about local delivery services for food to support those in self-isolation, so here is a  quickly put together list, which I hope helps those in need. I’ve tried to capture as many as possible, but if we’ve forgotten your business, please let us know as we will keep the […]

Local food and drink deliveries

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You know that time between lunch and dinner when you don’t quite know what to do with yourself? It’s too early for one but too late for the other, but actually it’s the perfect time to just chill out, relax and take in the world. Well, it turns out we know the perfect place to […]

Afternoon Tea at Copper House

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By Olivia Church It’s amazing to think that OPEN Hairdressing Hemel Hempstead has only been in business for just over a year. It may be the baby of the family, but it has a loyal and ever-growing clientele.  For those of you who haven’t heard of this business, OPEN Hairdressing is a chain of independent […]

London Hairdressing in the Comfort of Hertfordshire

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How lucky are we to have been invited for a sneak peak of the lovely new Rosanna’s bar and restaurant in Berkhamsted? It’s another venue to open in Berkhamsted that brings Hertfordshire up a notch with exquisite decor and oh so yummy food. Alessia and Rosanna (sisters no less) have poured their heart and soul […]

Rosanna’s restaurant opens in Berkhamsted

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Earlier this year we were blown away by the arrival of the Copper House to the Berkhamsted High Street.  Taking over the beautiful old listed building previously occupied by Carluccio’s, the champagne, cocktail & fine dining bar were a much longed for addition to the cosmopolitan community of Berko. From the moment we saw the […]

An oyster destination at Copper House

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It’s always a tough gig when a high street favourite disappears and is replaced.  Jack & Alice was a highly popular Tring venue for it’s casual dining, laid back vibe and vintage inspired décor.  We were so sad to hear of it’s closure….but news of it’s immediate transformation to “Coluco” meant that we didn’t have […]

Feeling the high street love at Coluco

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I have a few soft spots, and definitely among those are Peterley Manor Farm and foodie pop-ups by talented local chefs. Of course it was a no brainer when I saw Native Feasts were back at Peterley for a Spring Supper Club – we were right there!  We’ve been keen to get back to doing […]

Native Feasts at Peterley Manor Farm

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by Ruth Buckingham from Kandu Marketing This is partly a blog about networking and partly about presenting as I feel the same way about both.  I recently had a birthday party for my “big” birthday. It came to the time when one might be expected to make a speech.  I have to admit it, I […]

Networking tips for Introverts

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What better way to celebrate International Women’s Day than by chatting to a local female Entrepreneur – Sarah Cooke.  Sarah did what many of us dream of doing and found inspiration in her motherhood for a business that helps mothers look and feel great.  Halia Rose has achieved both local and national recognition and has […]

Meet Sarah Cooke from Halia Rose

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Yes I know it’s been a while!  Sorry guys the summer of work has taken it’s toll but I promise to get back to some great inspirational blogs and reviews!   We’ve had this lady’s story for a little while and I’m super keen to get it out there.  I genuinely feel privileged to meet so […]

Style it out with Margarita Salomo Personal Stylist

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Just a couple of weeks now until we’re back at the Autumnal foodie extravaganza that is Feast on the Farm. Excited? Just a bit! We loved this event last year, so we were thrilled to hear it was coming back for a second helping at it’s Peterley Manor Farm home. Of course we’re a nosey […]

Feast on the Farm 2018 preview

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This month we will have been living in Tring for 2 years.  In some ways it feels like it has flown by, in other ways it feels like we have always been here. I’d been in South London for the past 15+ years and loved every part of it….the buzz, the people, the fashion, the […]

Moving out of the city by Leanne Lawrence

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Do you find there aren’t enough hours in the day and you‘re becoming increasingly stressed with your long to do list?  Me too! Since becoming a mum, I have put a lot of pressure on myself to tick everything on my to do list off and I have sacrificed time for myself to get this […]

Making Space For “Me Time” To Lower Anxiety

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Health & Wellbeing

Continuing our theme of inspiring small businesses in 2018, this week we’re chatting to Fiona Faber who recently opened the most beautiful floristry and homewares store in Wendover.  We love Fiona’s story as not only was she one of our very first Directory members but she waited many years to fulfil her dreams. Since opening […]

My 2018 with Fiona Faber

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