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28th August 2014 Knowing Your Business Show

Being in business is in its self an accomplishment that calls for a celebration. On this special celebration of business show, we discuss with different business owners the how, why, and what they celebrate.

Knowing Your Business interview Beverley Bates, Debi Evans, Catriona Smillie and Amy Box

Asking the questions whilst sipping champagne will be guest presenter Iain Nicholson.

Also on this show we have our cake feature. This weeks cake was kindly donated by Kathryn Traynor AKA One slice or two.  After tasting a slice live on air, the remains were taken to G ward in the Horton General Hospital for the hard working staff.



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Guest presenter Iain Nicholson opens the show celebrating the High Street.

Iain is a town centres specialist who has worked and is working, on a number of projects and initiatives in towns and city suburbs.

An enjoyable insight into Iain’s work and the feeling of positivity of the retail sector.

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Exceptional entrepreneur Beverley Bates

Beverley is the director of Ekko hair and beauty 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.

Beverley is also sponsoring one of the Banbury Women in Business Awards. The Ekko Overall Banbury Women in Business Award


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Author Debi Evans

A self published author of children’s books and has sold over 70,000 books via free primary school visits with a view to inspiring creative writing and encouraging reading, particularly amongst 7-11 year olds.

Based in Marlborough, Wiltshire. Currently working hard to get her second book in ‘The Secret Adventures of Rolo series’ to the proof reader for print 15 September. It will be out early October.

Best known for co-writing The Secret Society of Dragon Protectors fantasy adventure children’s books.

Has for many years represented Child’s Play educational books and promoted them overseas by means of storytelling.

Debi confesses to enjoying the face to face empowering of young minds in the classroom more than the physical act of writing!


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Accomplished business woman Catriona Smillie

Catriona is offering something special via the show. It’s a giveaway with a difference, We’re delighted to be able to share the details of the potential lucky recipients.

Owner of Smillies Cakes Pops – a Bakery and Sweet Shop operating out of Northamptonshire.

Fast becoming well known for Cakes, Sweetie Trees, Cupcakes Towers, Vintage Cart hire with sweets, cheese or desserts.

Loves all things sweet. Has a passion for good service and quality.

Stickler for reliability and has never had to cancel an order or let anyone down despite losing her Father, Mother, Father in Law, Grandmother and breaking her ankle since starting trading 2 1/2 years ago.

Enjoys helping others achieve their dreams.


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Entrepreneurial spirited Amy Box

Started her manicure business in August 2013 after losing a sense of her entrepreneurial identity since becoming a Mum.

Amy say’s “Although being a Mum is the most important role in the world, you do lose a sense of yourself when mixed up in nappies, breastfeeding and baby classes!”

During the past year her love for nail art and then indie (independently made) polish has grown, and after realising that most indie polish brands originate from Australia (It’s huge over there apparently), and there aren’t many in the UK, Amy saw a niche in the market and started making my own polishes.

Amy has created two nail polishes to raise money for Open Doors – a charity who help persecuted Christians around the world.

After all the horrific things happening in Iraq, Amy felt she wanted to do something to help, so using the Arabic ‘N’ symbol (the ISIS are using to identify Christians) as inspiration two shades have been made and are selling for £8 a bottle – £5 of which is going directly to Open Doors’ Iraq Crisis Appeal to send aid to families who have fled Iraq but still in desperate need of help. £140 has been raised through sales of these polishes so far.

Box Polish is launching on September 6th, and Amy is having a launch party at The Pavilion in Cheltenham (Hatherly Road) from 2-4. This will be a public event so everyone is invited!


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This weeks cake was kindly donated by Kathryn Traynor AKA One slice or two.


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After tasting a slice of gorgeous lemon cake live on air, the remains were taken to G ward in the Horton General Hospital for the hard working staff. And what a scene that was. A delighted huddle of nurses beaming with appreciation formed quickly.They have asked us to pass on their grateful thanks to Kathryn

Click the highlighted text to see the image of the One Slice Or Two luscious lemon cake

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This weeks Knowing Your Business show was presented by Ian Gentles and guest presenter Iain Nicholson


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.

Want to contact or connect with Ian Gentles? Click the links below…


Iain Nicholson – a town centres specialist who has worked on a number of projects and initiatives in towns and city suburbs.

Iain draws on his background as a leading PR & Communications for business specialist in Oxfordshire and his expertise in public relations, business communications strategy, using social media, and skills training.

Iain is a former BBC radio journalist and co-founder of countywide business network OTCN.

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