Blossoming success for florist who featured on EastEnders and now turning over £500k a year
Florist Anna Jenkins, 34, set up Silky Bonquets in 2011 and has turned it into a business turning over £500,000 a year - and her flowers have even appeared on Eastenders.
The firm makes them for events like weddings and baby showers, but Anna says funerals are where most of her designs are featured with inspirations such as Elvis Presley tributes, Del Boy from British sitcom Only Fools and Horses as well as Buzz Lightyear, Maltesers boxes and Peter Rabbit.
You can read more in The Mirror...
A mum who was left with just 99p to her name when her world fell apart following a marriage split has turned her life around - and now runs a thriving interior design business. Nicky Bright was once the store manager of a retail outlet with an annual turnover of over £3m. After hitting rock bottom and moment of realisation with her children, the comeback began!
You can read more about this journey to the top over in The Sun...
Single mum Euphemia Senar thought she had hit rock bottom when she was made homeless and facing £12,000 of debt. With what was owed cleared, Euphemia now runs her own business selling budgeting tools, like planners and stationary, on Etsy.
You can read more over halearon.com...
From cleaning toilets in the U.S. to leading a mission on Mars, Diana Trujillo became a NASA Director
At age 17, with $300 in her pocket and unable to speak English, Diana Trujillo left Colombia in search of a better future for her and her mother. It was the year 2000, a science career with NASA may have seemed about as likely as setting foot on a faraway planet. These days, however, Diana Trujillo is an aerospace engineer who leads a 45-person team at the NASA laboratory that’s responsible for the robotic arm of the latest Mars rover. You can read more about this 'out of this world' story at the Good News Network...
When her marriage broke up and her dog died within the same fortnight Michaela Morgan had to make some changes. Now she runs her own (highly lucrative) digital art business, Mimo Arts. You can read more on Wales Online...
Jordan Henderson has captained Liverpool to the title and been named the Football Writers' Association Footballer of the Year, but it was always so straight forward for England ace. Sky Sports has the story...
Graphic designer Danielle McCann launched her cooking kits for kids – Not Just Nibbles – in February this year with no idea that the world would change a few weeks later! This Is Money has the story
They have become two of the most influential mums on Instagram thanks to their no-holds-barred posts and videos on their blog and social media page Life Of Mummies - sharing the details many mums are too nervous to speak about. But in amongst the vomit-covered t-shirts, nappy disasters and very explicit details, they've also become two of the most glamorous UK mums online too - managing to juggle parenthood with becoming online fashion icons.
You can read the full story in The Sun...
A British couple who started up a hand sanitiser business just 12 weeks ago are on their way to making at least £30 million. Andrew and Rachel Montague are the husband and wife team who set up ClearWater Hygiene water, and they've since secured a load of corporate contacts as businesses prepare to start up again. LadBible has the story...
With Jude Bellingham expected to join Borussia Dortmund this month, Sky Sports News looks at why the Birmingham youngster has turned down Manchester United, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and Chelsea to follow in the footsteps of Jadon Sancho and sign for the Bundesliga club. Here's the story...
Shannon Smith was left sobbing in the changing rooms as she tried to fit into a dress, but it was that moment that switched on her determination to change her diet. The Sun has the story...
Pizza junkie, Tina Leonard lost 5st after ditching pizzas and eating up to 15 peppers a day! The Sun has the story!
Britain’s youngest entrepreneur, Alfie Bradley, age 6, has overcome a speech disorder to launch his own garden business and vows to become a millionaire! You can read more about this young businessman in the making with Red Sector!
Tom Nolan, of tnfreestyle, is a social media influencer with more than 200,000 followers, and he is keen to share his story to inspire younger generations who are struggling to cope with the nationwide lockdown. Football Fancast has the story!
Stacey Flinn-Scholfield went from a size 20 to running an ultramarathon! You can read more in The Sun!
As Liverpool clinch their first league title for 30 years, one of their unsung heroes, Andy Robertson has an incredible story from starting as a skint Queen's Park apprentice to a Champions League and title winner! The Sun has the story..
The owners of Brewdog were once rejected on BBC show Dragons' Den and they have revealed the investment offer that was turned down would have been the most lucrative deal in the show's history, a staggering £360m. The Mirror has the story!
Lockdown has devastated many of Britain's businesses – pubs, restaurants, cafes, gyms, high street retailers, leisure operators and more. All have been forced to close for weeks and many are unlikely to see the year out. But, for some, there are entrepreneurs out there that have bent the rules a little be able to offer those services that so many are missing. This Is Money has the feature...
Michelle Pennington was unable to join the other mums and their daughters dance and twirl with the school cheerleading squad before a staggering 8st weight loss! The Sun has the story!
In 2014, Henry Burner started selling buttons online—the kind you pin to a shirt or jacket. Sales climbed quickly. Within a few years, his firm, Buttonsmith, had expanded into lanyards, magnets, and other doodads, and gross revenue crossed $1 million. It’s grown into the multimillions since. The Fast Company has the story...
Recruitment consultant Elizabeth Watkins, who weighed 26st 9lb at her heaviest, finally found love and got engaged after shedding an incredibly 15st in 18 months! The Mirror has the story!
Samantha Soto's weight had spiralled out of control after gorging on entire pizzas, desserts and chicken wings every single day, ballooning to a staggering 19 stone and felt as though she was wasting her life eating her feelings away. You can read about what turned into her 9 stone weight loss story in The Sun..
Rachel McCallan, 23, from Northern Ireland, says a party lifestyle during her first year doing a PGCE caused her weight to creep up before shedding three stone in five months ditching takeaways and booze!
Michelle Mone has revealed the 29 diet rules she stuck to that helped her shed 11lbs ahead of her wedding. The Sun has the details on this one..
Coronation Street’s Colson Smith (Craig Tinker) has been making the most of lockdown, smashing some runs and getting in shape and recently running five kilometres for charity. You can read more in the Metro..
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