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8th January 2015 Knowing Your Business Radio Show

It’s all about Weddings. Getting married, tying the knot, or whatever you choose to call it, your wedding is one of the most important days of your life. It’s a day, moreover, that will make memories last decades, so it’s understandable that you want everything to be perfect.

On this show we’ll take a look at some of the wedding services out there for the bride and groom to be. All the inspiration you need for your wedding day including a competition and honeymoon ideas for every budget.

How on Earth do you even start to plan a wedding? We’ll find out from our line up of wedding experts.

Our guest experts are Beverley Bates, Naomi Gilmore, Lindsay Aspinall, Judy Mansfield and Catriona Smillie.

Award winning International celebrant and regular guest presenter Judy Mansfield, asks the all important questions.

Show host is Ian Gentles



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Beverley Bates

We hear all about hair styling, and why it’s useful to speak with your hairdresser about the whole wedding planning preparations before you start to book anything. Vintage inspired, timeless, contemporary, modern, even rustic. Your hairdresser wants to create the perfect look for the most important day of your life.

“Ekko are there to make you camera-ready and picture-perfect. It’s your special day and you deserve the very best.”


You can hear the full interview with Beverley right here.

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Ekko Salon director Beverley Bates biography

Beverley is the director of Ekko hair and beauty Salon based in Banbury Oxfordshire, and also owns an education company named Ekko Creative.

Creative director for the UK section of French hair and beauty company La Biosthetique Paris.

Vice president for La Societe de Biosthetique and Creative director for Creactiv Uk, a youth national artistic team.

Ambassador for the brand La Biosthetique and responsible for showcasing the latest trend hair designs and colours on the national and international stage.

Responsible for the artistic direction and performance standards in over 800 salons in the UK and is particularly passionate about developing young people.

You can find Ekko on the web via the following links



Naomi Gilmore

Self-employed for 14 years running an online retail business. One of the first sellers on Ebay. Naomi took that business to a one million pound turnover in 2010.

Naomi is now launching The Wedding Wishes which is a new interactive wedding favour being launched in March 2015.

Magical Message in a bottle. Fairy Wish gifts with personalised message from your fairy online. Presently offering wishes for Anniversary, Birthday, New Baby, Christening, Christmas, Don’t worry, Engagement, Get well, Good Luck, Happiness, New Home, New Year, Thank you, Tooth Fairy.

Naomi will be also offering the chance to win 4 free Fairy Wishes from the collection. Any Four for four different winners. We’ll add the link how to enter right here when it’s ready.


You can hear the full interview with Naomi right here.

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The winner will receive a wish to give as a gift or to keep themselves, inside the bottle is a secret code that needs
to be entered onto the website then they will be added to the fairy list and emailed a wedding wish from Perpetua The Wedding Fairy.

You can find The Fairy Wish on the web via the following links.



Lindsay Aspinall

Over 16 years’ experience in the travel industry. Over this time Lindsay has helped her clients with all types of holidays from group incentive breaks, leisure travel and corporate travel.

She also specialises in honeymoons, weddings abroad and tailor-made holidays. In fact Lindsay can often be found exhibiting at wedding fairs, and loves nothing more than meeting lots of lovely brides and grooms.


You can hear the full interview with Lindsay right here.

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Lindsay became a personal Travel Counsellor because quite simply to take pride in offering the highest level of personalised, bespoke customer service to her clients.

One of the many reasons Lindsay enjoys being a Travel Counsellor is that she can be available to her clients outside normal office hours which gives them comfort and peace of mind. She is proud to provide her clients with the highest level of customer service, treating them all individually and taking care of all their travel needs.

As an independent agent she is able to deal with many different suppliers, and will use them to provide you with the very best travel options, saving you time and money. In addition you can be assured of peace of mind as every single penny you spend with me is 100% financially protected by either ATOL or the Travel Counsellor financial trust. It’s the best financial protection in the industry.

You can find Lindsay on the web via the following links.



Catriona Smillie

Cakes, Sweetie Trees, Cupcakes Towers, Vintage Cart hire with sweets, cheese or desserts, 3ft Ferris Wheel stand hire for sweets or cupcakes and much more.


You can hear the full interview with Catriona right here.

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You can find Catriona on the web via the following links.


Catriona also plays a leading role in the BWSOS group (Banburyshire Wedding & Special Occasion Suppliers). A group of local trusted suppliers who have come together to offer DISCOUNTS and OFFERS to anyone who orders from them.

They wanted not only to offer customers and clients added value but also to be able to recommend local suppliers in a more formal way.

Are you planning a Wedding, Party, Christening, Naming Celebration or Event and would like caterers, venue, venue decoration, a Celebrant maybe? Or are you looking for a Cake, Flowers, Photography, Beauty Products or Balloons in Banburyshire? They could have just what you are looking for. Please email for more details.



Judy Mansfield

We hear all about the services Judy offers as a Celebrant, and so much more.


You can listen to the full interview with Judy right here.

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There are special events in all our lives when we would like to mark the occasion with a unique and personalised ceremony.

Such an occasion may be a wedding or civil partnership, a naming ceremony, a renewal of wedding vows or an anniversary celebration, or perhaps it is a memorial service, or a celebration of the life of a loved one.

Whatever the occasion, you can be assured that Judy will lead your ceremony as you want it, leaving you with beautiful memories of a special event.

You can find Judy on the web via the following links.

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This show online presence is being supported by Knowing Your Business partner Katherine Allen Bridal

An oasis of calm for today’s busy bride. Katherine Allen is a stunning bridal boutique in the centre of Banbury, Oxfordshire.

Address: Katherine Allen Bridal. Suite One, Borough House, Marlborough Road Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX16 5TH

Tel: 01295 271 633



An oasis of calm for today's busy bride . Katherine Allen is a stunning bridal boutique in the centre of Banbury, Oxfordshire.

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This Knowing Your Business show was presented by Ian Gentles and guest presenter Judy Mansfield.


Ian Gentles Digital Marketing Specialist based in Banbury Oxfordshire, The founder and Digital Marketing Manager of Knowing Your Business (the business radio show that is a rather useful marketing vehicle with podcasts)

Helps Business towards – increasing their (on and off line) sales and boosting their business reputation. Deals in the aspect of digital communication strategy concerned with understanding market opportunities, cultivating markets and customers, and generating awareness and demand for product and services.

Often known as somebody who spends at lot of time in online social spaces who also has a deep interest in the spaces where technology, culture and big ideas overlap.

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Judy Mansfield – Gifted public speaker. After 35 years of being salaried, now loving being self-employed. Married, one husband, 2 cocker spaniels, and an unrequited love for Rod Stewart

Tagline: Trying to ‘make a difference’ each day.

In the day job Judy is a professionally trained Independent international Celebrant, holding a Diploma in both Marriage and Funeral Celebrancy. She is also available to carry out Celebrancy services internationally.


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