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Lucy Middleton and Karen Cannard set up the Children's Art Company for two reasons. They wanted a business that allowed a good balance between working and looking after their young families.
Rosie Smith is a passionate vet with more than 15 years experience. She is a single mum with three children, who decided four years ago to set up her own business, called ‘Paws Indoors’.
Sally Aspinall set up her business to help her daughter, as well as other people with cerebral palsy or other motor dysfunction disabilities.
Alison Darrington decided to set up her own company in 2006 to have a more flexible lifestyle. She grew tired of a repetitive corporate job that often involved working 14 hours a day, many of them travelling.
Samantha Salisbury decided to set up a business after spending two years in Australia. On returning she decided she didn’t want another 9 to 5 job, so she moved to Cambridge and set up her own business.