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Supporting businesswomen and men

Supporting businesswomen and men

Hello again 🙂

I hope you’re staying extra safe now that lockdown restrictions have been lifted and shops have been reopened. I think if the shops remained closed during this pandemic, our economy would really be struggling even more than what we have already.

I think it’s important to support our fellow students and local businesses so in this blog I have mentioned businesses which my friends and family run at the moment and we would really appreciate any support you give. ❤️

You can also promote businesses on Instagram with their new “Support Small Business” feature. Just simply create a story, swipe up, select this feature and type in your favourite businesses!

At University College Birmingham, The Enterprise Hive provides support to help students set up their own businesses. I can honestly say that my experience with them has been amazing and I now have 2 businesses – The Golden Lead Dog Walker and Azure Nails. Please check them out on Instagram and Facebook. 🙂 Unfortunately, the coronavirus pandemic has forced my Luxury Nail Business to be put on hold so at the moment I am focusing on redesigning my pages, but please follow my pages to see the services I will be offering after lockdown. Just click here 🙂



Flonelli is a sustainable and eco-friendly business which sells pre-loved and up-cycled homeware and will soon be selling furniture made from recycled materials!

Please check out their website and Instagram account here 🙂



Chefiesta is an amazing meal prep company who provide a delicious range of dishes from Africa, Caribbean, Pan-Asia and Europe! They will do all of the hard work for you so that you can dedicate your time more to the things you love. 🙂

Check out their website and Instagram page here!



Bylotanna make beautiful custom wigs tailored to fit you perfectly! Their website states: “These custom units are sleek, ethically sourced Luxury Virgin hair bundles plus a thin swiss lace system of your choosing hand wefted onto a cap, giving volume and a flawless look.”

Please check out their Instagram page and website here. 🙂


Palm Life

Palm Life sell organic sustainable dinnerware which will decompose after use, eventually releasing nutrients into the soil maintaining the well-being of our natural environment!

These should be used instead of paper plates as paper plates cannot be recycled, as the food grease cannot be separated from the paper during the recycling process.

Palm Life have also been fundraising in order to provide monthly rations for 250 families affected by COVID-19 in Bangladesh!

Check out their Instagram page and website here. 🙂


Montell Forbes

Montell Forbes is a skilled graphic designer who provides logo designs, flyers, brand identity and print design. Montell also designed the logo for my nail business and I’m extremely pleased with the design.

Check out his Instagram page and website here. 🙂


Wavy Wings

Wavy Wings is also a good food delivery service providing the tastiest chicken wings in town!

Check out their Instagram and Facebook pages here. 🙂


E.C Hibbs

E.C Hibbs is a wonderfully talented, award-winning fantasy author who has published some amazing books and has just launched some enchanting new books.

Check out her Facebook, Instagram page and website here. 🙂


I hope these lovely local businesses are helpful to you, they would really appreciate any support you give 🙂

Thanks for reading! 

Charley x


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