Friday, April 30, 2010

Welcome to the Scottish Mumpreneur Network

We have a quite a few business mums in our network from all different types of business fields. So to keep you posted of members and who is who we plan to update you with a little blurb on each of the members.

So who is behind the running of the Scottish Mumpreneur Network?

There are two of us Elaine Hart and Louise Graham. Elaine is the one who did all the phoning and organising of our first meet in Oct at the Beanscene, she has also been in touch by email to many of our members. Elaine runs Ready Steady Go Childminding in Paisley as her full time business and can be contacted at She has a son & daugther, aged 12 & 2.

Louise is currently a full time teacher of Design & Technology as well as running 2 businesses! Louise does all the PR and website based work as well as contacting members via email. She runs Wedding and Baby a website full of accessories of those special events in your life  and Charming Angels childrens Jewellery and Craft making parties . Louise can be contacted on or She is a mum to her son aged 4.

Our facebook page!/pages/Scottish-Mumpreneur-Network-Mums-in-Business/103134376391823?ref=ts


Who are the members?

Members -

Louise at and

Elaine at Ready Steady Go Childmining

M.T at

I run The Glasgow Girls Wedding Guide which is an ideas, information and inspirational site for Glasgow Brides planning their Wedding, with a full list of local Wedding Suppliers! The idea behind the site was to allow local Brides to find local Suppliers as most of the UK Wedding Planning sites are very English-based and do not feature many Scottish Wedding Service Suppliers! It has grown however, into a site full of ideas, advice and Chat about all things Wedding!

I am mum to a son of almost 4 and a daughter of almost 2! In my former life I was a Principal Teacher of a High School of just under 2000 pupils so this is a bit of a change! I still do a bit of tutoring and also run an Usborne Children's Books business.

 Mundeep at

Kirstin at

Sharon at

Mareike at

I am Mareike Murray, originally from Germany but have been living in Scotland for 6 years now, just outside Glasgow in Uddingston with my husband Gary. I am mother to our newborn daughter. I am working full time as a research manager (started maternity leave at the end of January) and also have a photography business which is still in the early stages but which I am very excited about. I am specialising in wedding photography and lifestyle portraiture on location (i.e. I am not using studio equipment). My style is modern, elegant, relaxed - a combination of carefully set up poses and photojournalism. I aim to show the true personality of the people I’m photographing and think the key is a great relationship with the clients and the ability to make them laugh!

Libby at

My name is Libby Young. I live just north of Glasgow with my husband, 2 year old Struan, and 6 month old Angus. I am a solicitor, currently on maternity leave, but have also set up a kilt making business, and will soon have to make the decision about whether to return to employment or not. Bare Knees is my business, and I make hand sewn, bespoke kilts for adults, children and babies. I sell full kilt outfits for adults, and sell or hire full kilt packages for children and babies.As a kilt outfit is a large expense for a customer, I aim to make it as easy and relaxed an experience as possible. If the customer is within Central Scotland, I will travel to them for fittings etc. I make alternative arrangements for customers who are further afield. Each kilt is specifically tailored to the individual customer, and this includes advice on tartan, and accessories. I work with other Scottish craftspeople to ensure that my customers have a wide range of high quality accessories to choose from.I am also happy to tackle more unusual projects, with my most recent being a set of three pink kilts for a breast cancer charity event in Hong Kong.

Alison -

My name is Alison Tinlin and I live on the south side of Glasgow with my husband, Neill and my two kids, Kathryn, 4 and Leo, 22months.
I was a nurse in medical admissions for 14 years before having to give it up due to childcare issues.
I started my Wedding and Event Planning business, Plans and Presents in April this year after pre planning and researching for a few years and then getting some practical experience.
My job is to work with my clients to create the vision they have of their special day or event and I offer several services from initial supplier and venue searches through to on the day management and of course the full co-ordination option.

Nikki -

Ali -

Amrit -

Jenni -

Irene -