EMMA CRANSTON, founder Love Doesn't Hurt My head is whirling with thoughts and memories, the realisation has just hit me, how much I have grown, healed and evolved into the person I am today. A stark difference from the woman I was 5 years ago. I was lost, hurt, angry at the world. I was drinking a lot and severely depressed contemplating suicide often. Let me take you back: After the breakdown of a horrific marriage and the trauma from that. That’s for another time. I was a young single mother with two young children not coping with life very well. I was so disconnected from myself, living in the darkness of my mind full of self hate.
I had started drinking and became friends with the wrong kind of people. This is when my ex came into my life offering me support, love, help and company. I was so vulnerable and I knew he was no good yet I fell for his charms quickly. The relationship was toxic from the off, I should of ran a mile, but I kept falling deeper into it. Before I knew it I was being called names every day, not allowed out with friends, not allowed to work in my shop. I didn’t know who I was anymore. I had been stripped of everything I was and had known, my self confidence, self esteem had been tortured out of me from his constant abuse and violence, I was just a shell living in constant survival mode. I’m 2018 I was airlifted to hospital after he tried to kill me with multiple fractures and a haematoma. After scans and X-rays they discovered 32 old healing fractures I had which had never been treated. I finally had the courage to leave him and have him arrested and he was sentenced to 5 years in prison. After your bones healed and fixed no one prepares you for the for how much your mind is broken.
I tried all therapy’s counselling, CBT and ENDR. None of which helped me and I failed to understand how they could help me. How can going to see a therapist and talking about your traumas constantly week after week with no real resolution possibly help. It changes how you think consciously but that’s not where our problems are. I would end the sessions in a state worse than when I arrived. I developed more anxiety about attending the appointments each week because I knew I would have to re live it yet again. So I began my research into the unconscious mind. I realised that traumas from things that have happened to us are stored deep down and suppressed controlling how we feel, view the world, act and behave today. I came across unconscious mind therapy and I have never looked back. I currently have over 500k worldwide followers where I offer guidance so people can begin to heal. I offer therapy where I remove your traumas and suppressed emotions and everything you need to know on self care and healing to help you live the life you desire in peace and abundance. I will cover a different topic each issue to help you on your healing journey and educate you on traumas and everything that comes with it.
Here’s to healing
I set up a relaxation room on the stroke unit to combat the psychological effects of a stroke for patients, it was also a safe space for their relatives, this led me to winning employee of the month in November 2017, I was automatically up for employee of the year. October 2018 I had a chest infection which i have never had. November 2nd 2018 I won employee of the year but was also nominated for innovator of the year and for life after stroke for professional excellence, unfortunately 4 days after winning the award I was diagnosed with breast cancer, at the age of 35, I had a mastectomy, 12 rounds of chemotherapy and reconstruction surgery. 9 months post chemo I made a start in changing my life, I left the relationship I was in for 16 years which was mentally abusive and controlling, I left the job I’d know for 20 years and I am moving out of Liverpool to start a new life in Cheshire. I had two goals during treatment one was to write a book, which I did - and the other was to be a contestant on sas who dares wins; I succeeded in publishing my first book which was about my cancer journey and I surpassed my own expectations in meeting the fitness requirements for the show, I had two interviews with producers who loved my story but I think they risked assessed me as I was only 16 months post chemo, baring in mind I couldn’t get myself off the floor as treatment was so gruelling. Cancer gave me a chance to rewrite my story, so I have. I have changed my whole life and now going into a new career as a cancer rehabilitation fineness coach to help others living with cancer and who have overcome cancer. I want to show others that you can do anything in life and do what makes you happy, live life for you, not other people. I lost myself for years but now I’ve rediscovered me and my true life purpose.
MIKO KALOMBOLA Veronica James started following my love for crafting. I didn't venture into glitter and rhinestones until the lockdown. The journey hasn't been an easy one.I faced so many discouragements.I was told I was deluded, too ambitious I didn't have enough money, didnt move in the right circles, didnt have the right contacts ,a big dreamer and am setting myself up for failure. I however had the backing of my family and my church leaders and less than 5 friends.They encouraged me to keep pushing on.Just when I thought things had taken off was hit with a huge blow.I lost my dad.Bouncing back was the hardest thing. The supportive words kept echoing in my head. If you have a dream pursue it .Do not let people's perception of you determine what you can achieve.
JANIE BRITTON My name is Jane Britton I'm 55 located in. Rossendale Lancashire. I work full time for an IT company and in my spare time write sons/play with my band Skyeladder,I also love photography, gardening and spend time writing blogs about life and fashion. I'm newly bereaved losing my wonderful husband to stage 4 bowel cancer after six years of illness 5th March 2022. I believe in trying to help people as much as I can. I try to be positive in my posts but also in my day to day life. I cared for my beloved husband whilst working full time. During that time we faced a lot of hard and sad days particularly towards the end but I tried to stay upbeat for him. He used to tell me how life would be much harder with out myself and Mindy the pup to keep him going. I believe in a positive mindset and I think it's that together with my family that has helped me through the hard times. I try and apply the same mindset at work, people tell me that by talking with me they feel calmer and soothed which is great, I love that I can help in some small way I hope that this has also helped others to realise that they can get through their day by taking small steps and believing in their internal strength.
MYCAH LEE ARELLANI Mycah Lee Arellano is theexecutive director of Bihl Haus Arts, which is founded on the belief that each person, when given a chance, will achieve significant personal, social, and cultural growth through the arts. “Micah brings great energy and vitality to Bihl Haus Arts,” McIntyre said. “He's devoted to building bridges and expanding the community across the city and beyond. We were told by more than one of his references to hire him immediately, and they were right! He has broad nonprofit experience in healing through the arts, working with older adults and veterans, and in managing finances and budgets.” Arellano’s 30 years nonprofit experience includes being director of public education for Comfort House Services in McAllen,Texas where he directed the public relations, communication, community engagement, grant writing, and HIV/ AIDS Art educational programs. Arellano also led the annual donations that successfully funded programs and services. Mycah brings great energy and vitality to Bihl Haus Arts,” McIntyre said. “He's devoted to building bridges and expanding the community across the city and beyond. We were told by more than one of his references to hire him immediately, and they were right! He has broad nonprofit experience in healing through the arts, working with older adults and veterans, and in managing finances and budgets.” A native of Edinburg, Arellano graduated in 2008 from St. Edward’s University with a degree in human services, nonprofit/organizational management. Most recently, Arellano is included in the “2022 POZ 100: Celebrating Latino Advocates” in the December 2022 issue of POZ Magazine. The list spotlights the work of Latino advocates, both HIV positive and negative, who are making a difference in the fight against HIV/AIDS.
PAUL JOHNSON From the age of 5 yrs old Paul was subjected to horrific abuse, from sexual abuse, mental abuse and physical torture from his parents. Paul was locked under the stairs for 8 days. The little boy survived 3 years of hell before becoming the first child in the uk to give evidence in Liverpool Crown Court via video link. he then grew up in children's homes enduring more abuse by staff .This soon became apparent this was not his safe place. Paul survived the childhood no child should go through. with many of his friends entering the world of prison, drugs or dead. Since being an adult he has been homeless living in his car for nearly a year but he turned his life around through sheer determination not to go down the same route as his friends. He now works as a professional photographer and has travelled internationally. Paul also works with the elderly as a clinical senior looking after people on end of life care.
JAN FLYNN My name is Jan from the Wirral, I'm a dedicated mum and now a nanna too. My mission is, and has always been to help others succeed and prosper, even at times when that is something I have struggled with myself. This last couple of years have been a testing time personally and professionally, as I know they have for many individuals and businesses. I've moved home several times amidst an unpleasant breakdown in my long time relationship and experienced years of mental abuse . I have honestly never felt in so much turmoil, but also never been more determined to live the life I want to lead from now on. I'm a driving instructor by trade and have run a successful local business, Hotwheelz car and motorcyle training, providing lessons for all types of people over many years. I love seeing people achieve what can often be a life changing qualification and give them choices they would otherwise not have had. Sometimes this is a scary job, putting your life in the hands of a novice on the roads! But it was nowhere near as scary as what came out of the blue and took this all away from me. When the covid pandemic began I immediately knew it was going to be life changing for me and of course many others, and probably not in a good way. There is no way to teach driving effectively without being in a vehicle in close proximity to others, not ideal conditions when a lethal virus is spreading around. After having to cancel every scheduled lesson and close my books for future bookings until further notice, I honestly didn't know what I was going to do to survive. None of us could've foreseen the length or impact of the lockdowns and it knocked me for six, but I had to find a way to pay the bills and support my family. I have often used self-development as a way to stay positive and work on my own confidence. I dug deep and found a way to offer positivity and motivation to others even when I felt my world was crumbling around me. But I needed to make money quickly away from my business, which was costing me money just sitting there. I met some like minded people through my social media following and chose to connect with people who were also putting out positive messages to help me like I tried to help others. One such individual introduced me to a way of working from the comfort of my own home, still helping others and making sure I could put food on the table. The helping others part was what genuinely motivated me more than anything and I firmly believe that by lifting others up you can achieve your own success and happiness. I help people to reduce their household expenses and I also help people to build their own successful business just like I have. Many of them, like me, had to pick themselves up having lost any other reasonable options through no fault of their own. I now have a second successful business with a fantastic team of people I'm proud to work with, that motivate and support me every day.. This award nomination has spurred me on to join and help out at a new networking group for local businesses that allows everyone an opportunity to share with and support each other in a meaningful way. This will really drive our success in the years ahead and make sure we are all stronger and happier as a result. I would love to hear from and work with any of you who would like to be involved. I'm really looking forward to creating a positive network of individuals who want to join me in my mission to create a more understanding and helpful business world .
MELISSA YOUNG Managing a business alongside family life is by far the most enriching thing I've done. showing my children that life does not have to stop when you become a mum Is the most valuable lesson, I can provide them with. When my son was diagnosed with Spina bifida I had difficult choices to make but with sheer determination and strength I pushed through knowing we could get through anything regardless of his diagnoses. Now nearly 4 years later my son is proving the professionals wrong, and I use my professional platform to grow awareness of Spina bifida and hydrocephalus by working with the charity SHINE raising money through annuals fashion shows in my local community. Don't let life's struggles stop you achieving your dreams instead turn them into positives that support your long-term goals and help create a better world.
MARGARET BELL Margaret is an anti diet coach, gut health expert and published author who massively transforms food and body relationships with adults, teens and corporate teams through changes in habits, behaviours and choice when it comes to food. This leads to increased energy, focus improved focus, productivity and health as well as reduced stress, anxiety and sickness.
She works with busy professionals who want less stress, more sleep, more confidence, more energy and their vitality back. Through working with Margaret on her gut wellness program corporate clients benefit from increased focus and productivity as well as reduced stress and reduced sickness.
Her one to one clients have commented that ‘through working with Margaret, I feel I have the knowledge and toolkit to better nourish both my body and mind’ ‘I know what to eat to best fuel myself’ ‘I hadn’t realised how much my relationship with food was impacting other areas in my life, and now I feel more positive both mentally and emotionally’ Margaret is the author of True Taste, giving readers a better approach to the way they eat. Filled with easy to follow recipes that her clients love which will keep you naturally energised and fuller longer as well as introducing you intuitive eating, the foundation of Margaret’s coaching. Margaret’s main passion is cooking which shows in her book and when she collaborates with luxury retreat hosts and organisers to give gut health masterclasses, cooking sessions and provide catering for all attending the retreat where food is all cooked from scratch, organic, seasonal and most importantly supportive of gut health.
Her approach focuses on the how, what, when and why of food to create a future where food is no longer in control, you are back in charge of food and intuitively understand what your body needs, rather than acting on what your mind wants.
Coupled with her 30 years of gut health knowledge this provides a powerful combination which improves physical, mental and emotional health. She can work with you remotely or face to face. Either approach promises a safe, friendly, non-judgemental, supportive environment where clients have ground breaking results.
DANELLE WILCOCK, DIANE SENEGOLES, Directors North West Training College
Diane Senogles Diane Mason (PGCert) is an experienced insured lecture holding a postgraduate certificate in education, National Vocational (NVQ) Assessor award, accredited by the guild of beauty and fully experienced and insured. Danielle Wilcock Danielle Wilcock (acertbt(vtct) a Medical Aesthetician Danielle holds various VCTV level four advanced therapy, a teaching Qualification and a National Vocational (NVQ) Assessor award, accredited by the guild of beauty. Is working towards an internal quality assurance and is fully experienced and fully insured. Just Some of our training • NSI acrylic I tech level four chemical peeling • Gel nails I tech level four needling • Nail art VTCT level three microdermabrasion • St Tropez tanning VTCT level three nails • Manicure VTCT level three beauty • Pedicure VTCT level four advanced beauty • NexGen training VTCT level three beauty • Hollywood toes VTCT level three fashion and photographic • The ultimate brow VTCT level two cosmetic makeup • The basics of makeup VTCT Level four advanced beauty • Makeup masterclass • Waxing • Threading • Eyelash extensions • Lash lifting • Lash tinting • Weekend lashes • Bottom lash extensions • Russian lash extensions Advanced chemical peel, micro needling and dermaplaning Anatomy and Physiology The course covers all the Anatomy and Physiology required for the Level 2 and Level 3 National Occupational Standards (NOS) for beauty, nails, and holistic therapy treatments. Facial Training This course covers the technique for performing a superficial and deep cleanse, tone, steam, extract, massage, mask, and moisturisation. It also includes anatomy and physiology resources with clear diagrams and voice over. Health & Safety Training This course contains all the relevant health and safety legislation and information which you will need to know when working in the beauty, nails and holistic industry. The GTi Health & Safety course includes valuable information regarding waste, fire safety and injuries. It also includes a template of a risk assessment which is available, along with the course manual, to download once you have completed the course. Aromatherapy Training This course contains all the relevant health and safety legislation and information which you will need to know when working in the beauty, nails and holistic industry. The GTi Health & Safety course includes valuable information regarding waste, fire safety and injuries. It also includes a template of a risk assessment which is available, along with the course manual, to download once you have completed the course. We also offer training in Body Massage Training,Eyelash Extension Workshop, Eyelash Extension Training
LAYLA FLAHERTY With 400+ customers and 42% sales growth in 2022, Urban Paws UK is the first-of-its-kind pet agency offering 8,000+ animals, 5-star customer service and absolute commitment to ethics. From Aldi and RSPCA ads to Gucci catwalks, Urban Paws is THE go-to for brands wanting animals – even sourcing 101 Dalmatians for Leicester Square! But 7 years ago, Layla was an ex-model with no clue how to use computers. Brought up biracial by a single parent in Galway, animals were family, and she longed to work with them. Despite being told repeatedly her idea wouldn’t work outside London, she founded her pioneering Liverpool agency in 2015. She’d ensure:
animals treated ethically
owners paid fairly
the best animal talent on offer.
Urban Paws UK quickly defied the odds to become the first to provide all types of animals, including those with physical deformities, and the first using pet influencers commanding five-figure sums! Spreading her dedication to animal welfare through talks to local universities and businesses, and a Pet Therapy service aiding student and employee mental health nationwide, UPUK has innovated to survive Covid restriction and is now back to its best. As one of the 426 5-star Google Reviews say: ‘WOW! WOW! WOW!’
BEVERLEY ROSSER Beverley Rosser owns one of Liverpool’s most prestigious hair salons. Rosser Hairdressing is based in leafy Cressington. Over the past 7 years Beverley has been an employer, role model , trainer and inspiration to many. Maintaining high standards of service and education through the hard times of Covid and recession. Helping young ladies to grow to be the stylist they dreamed of. Beverley and her team help many women across the country suffering with hair loss. Hair loss is women has a massive impact on mental health and confidence. Beverley helps to bring back peoples smile every day. The reviews for Beverley’s work and how she changes peoples lives has helped her into this position today.
TED LAWLER I'm Ted Lawlor the 24-year-old award-winning entrepreneur and bestselling author that has made it my life mission to improve the lives of others as I know how hard life can get, beating a depression myself in 2017.
As well as co-founding 'The Manifestation Journal', I also created 'If Only They Knew', a media group & podcast to inspire young entrepreneurs. Positive Impact: For over half a decade, I feel that I've had a positive impact on people's lives in some way.
Whether it's my podcast that has inspired hundreds of young people to chase their dreams in the business world or my journal that has helped middle aged Brits understand and improve their mental health, I'm proud to have provided resources to help a variety of people in different ways. Recently, I've opened up more about my struggles with mental health and have taken the steps to share my story and advice with the National Press, with the hope that it helps even more people avoid going through what I went through. From young people to the older generation, I hope to have a positive impact on everyone I interact with.
JOE WILLIAM In 201 I had a life changing accident, I was out mountain biking with my 2 mate and I attempted to make a jump. Keep in mind it was a 4 foot jump so I was over confident, I made a run up and after I was already in the air I new I completely miss judged the jump, It all happened in slow motion, first my front wheel hit the other side of the jump, I knew I was going over the handle bars, after the impact I tried to stand up and then fell to the ground and started to spit up dirt and blood. I knew I was f*cked. We wait 2 hours from a Trauma Team to cut there way though the woods to get me, am not going to lie if I had a gun or something I would is used it I was in so much pain. I got rushed to the Hospital and immediately began to work on me. My mum was waiting for me at hospital and I was more scared of her then having to go through the process of Recovery. After many many x-rays they discovered that I broke my neck in two places and my spine and 3. Luckily I was fit enough to recover on my own without needing surgery. Then I was placed in a full body brace from my neck to the top of my bum. One night in the hospital I began to sleep walk. Well i say sleep walk, what i really meant was that i somehow got out of a bed where I was secure down plus had a catheter and multiple drips attached to me, and took a single step before a team of nurses rushed to get me back init bed. Two weeks later haven't to learn to walk again( very slowly) I was able to return home should I comfort off my room, 8 gruelling long months later i was in a deep dark place. I don't know what happened in my mind but something snapped, I thought to myself life is too short why not do something I have always wanted to do, so from that moment I started my journey in fashion.
LAURA HERON I became a qualified peadiatric nurse in 2009 and started work at Alder hey children's hospital on a busy surgical ward.
I worked on this ward for 9yrs gaining many skills and taking on senior rolls in my time there. When I got married in 2018 I knew I would be starting a family and the ward hours are day shifts 7am-7.30pm or night shifts 7pm - 7.30am and not exactly family friendly for child care, so I took the decision to move to theatre recovery as the hours of the shifts where more suited to family life and I was hoping to reduce my hours in the future. When the first wave of the pandemic hit we got redeployed to intensive care unit (ICU) to help care for the sick adults that had been transferred to us. I had never worked on Icu before or looked after adults (as I was child trained) and now I found myself doing both at the same time. It’s was a horrendous time for all involved, staff, patients and their families. It’s was physically, emotionally and mentally draining. During this time I lost one of my close cousins to covid, and another one was put on a ventilator and spend 42 days in total on icu, she still has health issues now that prevents her from doing things. When we went back to our normal jobs I started to think there must be more to life than this.
Following the pandemic it was at this point I met a fellow nurse who had started in recovery and had come from an intensive care and children’s hospice background. We got chatting and got on really well, due to our previous roles on the wards we understood each other’s need for a more active role. It just so happens that this fellow nurse was the amazing Alex Alexander. She said to me one day have you ever thought of getting into aesthetics? As it will help fill the void your feeling and the need to be more hands on and proactive and it will keep your skills up. I thought about it for a while and I decided to signed up for a course with her and throughly enjoyed it. Not only that but I was good at it and it brought extra money into the house hold. In October 2020 my mum got ill suddenly as I just found out I was pregnant with my little girl. My mum passed away in July 2021 when my daughter was 10 weeks old. I questioned a lot of things at this time.
I was in two minds what to do and weather to carry on with my aesthetics, or just to give it up for now and concentrate on my Nhs job and raise my 2 little ones. It was then I realised I was actually doing it to give them a better life and to be able to reduce my hours at work to spend more time with them. I spoke with Alex and had a discussion with my husband and decided if life had taught me anything the last year or so it’s that situations can change so fast so just go for it what’s the worse that could happen ??. By this time I had accumulated quite a few different treatments and so we built a purpose made home clinic so I could work from there and build up the business. I had an official launch in February 2022 which all my friends and family where invited to. The business is doing really well and now I am not only providing treatments but as of September 2022 I also have an accredited training academy which i teach from venues in Liverpool, Warrington and Wigan. This has enabled me to reduce my hours for the NHS.
DAVE BOLTON Dave served in Air Ops Iraq, survived being crushed by an articulated lorry, to then go onto become a World Champion Kickboxer and served as a high flying Detective Sergeant tackling serious and organised crime. Having already beaten cancer twice Dave continues to defy all the odds by continuing to out live his current terminal diagnosis by helping found and run his foundation called Ahead Of The Game. As well as being a fitness expert he now also inspires people worldwide with his motivational talks and shares his experiences and knowledge to support and help fellow cancer patients such as ex premier league and Liverpool football club player Dominic Matteo & the late singer Tom Parker from The Wanted.
MELISSA HARPER Melissa harper( @melissa harper )hairdressing is a sole trader offering beauty facials and nails.She works so hard and helps the community of Liverpool on low incomes and people with mental health issues, every Tuesday she’s at the bridge Community Centre doing cheap hair cuts beauty nails massages all the Community who go the Centre love melissa says she makes them feel a million dollars she give them confidence lots of people who go the Centre suffer with anxiety and depression melissa makes you feel on top of the world after having a treatment off her in the Center or even a little talk to Melissa she’s so positive and alway has a smile on her face and she’s suffers with anxiety herself and runs a business when she’s not in the Center she works so hard she has a heart of gold x beautiful inside and out
NATASHA SKELTON She was first my student for make up then I employed hers an assessor and now a friend and she is amazing. She became pregnant and her beautiful baby girl died. She already had a little boy so had to be strong for him... She has been through so much in the time I have known her some of which would have broken many. So to explain why she deserves this I decided to do is copy of a very prominent post from her Facebook to show why she deserves not only my nomination but an award.. After all this still helping others, running marathons for cash for kids SHE IS AMAZING
GILL JOHNSON I’ve enrolled on a woman’s well being course Over the last few years I’ve struggled massively Dealing with the trauma of loosing my daughter at 9 days old Struggled with the workload and trying my very best to please everyone Struggled to stay on top of the job I love but found it so very hard being a mum of 3 Loosing my dad, a pandemic and peri menopause hit me very hard And to top things of having my half sister and her husband become very poorly Which is a reminder life is for living I had no other options but to look for alternatives for my wound up nervous system, built up trauma and hormones all rolled into one People who know me know my little hippie side, but I’d travelled so far away from myself, I barely recognised myself anymore Working ridiculous hours and becoming more and more sad I found kundalini yoga a few years ago which is about breath & movement Then recently I discovered trauma breath work Ice bath therapy I can honestly say it’s been one of the best things that’s happened to me It’s definitely a working progress but the journey so far has been a transformation
NICOLE FRANCIS Hi I’m Nicole owner of Lip couture, Couture training Academy & Nail Ninja gel polishes. I started off 15 years ago winning Coleen's Real Women and setting up a spray tan business mobile. I then went to learn the art of SPMU appearing on Desperate Scousewives which catapulted my career and forced me to open my first salon. 11 years on our business has grown and grown owning our own product brand and more to come. All while looking after 3 babies but nothing holds us women back x This is just the start of things to come x
MJ SAUNDERS She is always so positive and encouraging for all small businesses and she is for the people behind them as well!! I met her via a zoom networking session about 2 years ago now. She is in Devon and I am in Manchester. We have never met in person but we get on so well and voice mail note each other every day. (Soul Singers CIC))
I feel like she does so much for so many people including the mums who attend her singing for wellbeing sessions. I think she doesn’t realise what she does for others and deserves an award.
Karen is self-employed she runs a brilliant business helping children, parents and educators to support speech development therapy. She helps to develop their speech through various therapy forms. She is always been supportive and encouraging towards me and my business. Again she may not necessarily put herself up for an award like this; but I feel she does so much for others without realiSing it and I would like to give her the opportunity to tell her story of all her positive achievements so far!!
EMMA KING I am mummy to Benjamin who is 10 years of age and married to Damian! I’ve had to evolve my business since the pandemic! I’ve become a virtual aromatherapist and in person group fascilitator leading sessions to help relax children in schools and nurseries! All these sessions I have created myself! And I have enjoyed helping to look after the mental health of the next generation!! I’ve also been making a difference in the community since lockdowns running baby buddies sessions for parents and baby’s to come together and have seen support networks form!
TRIXIE GORMAN Trixie was becoming overwhelmed with life. As a single parent to two children who were needing her more and more. Unable to conform with set working hours, Trixie decided to make a change and has since succeeded in running her own reflexology business and now runs classes, helping mums in the local community by training them how to perform reflexology on their babies to help with their needs. So many happier mums and happier babies True inspiration!
Robert Hisee is a therapist and best selling author and has helped thousands of people overcome trauma, anxiety, addictions plus more by creating his very own therapy. His work is phenomenal and he now works with high class celebrities and features in the newspapers all the time, he has his own healing retreats and helping people overcome anything that has plagued their lives. He truly is an inspiration and deserves to be acknowledged for his work and achievements.
ASHLEY GREGGANS, owner of Elegance Aesthetics and Pin Ups Hair Salon Hello, my name is, Ashley Greggans I was the winner of the 2019 respect award I won this award because of my dedication and commitment to my business. I left my full-time NHS job to pursue my lifetime goal of becoming a cosmetic nurse, working three jobs to finance my education. Since the 2019 awards, the pandemic really affect my business and I had to shut my clinic down. I was finically crushed and really deflated after everything I had worked so hard for to be taken away from me. I knew I had to divert my business to survive, I created lock-down facial survival kits with the spare stock I had leftover in the clinic which sold well using social media. This inspired me to work with a biosciences lab to create my own skincare range Cosmetology with Elegance I launched it in April, and it has been successful and finically saved my business and my passion. I also enrolled and qualified in VCTC NVQ level 3 teaching and education I opened EA training recently and taught my first student. I love my job It's my passion And to be nominated for all achievements is everything!