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Cake baking, personal style, award-winning art and jewellery design

Cake baking and decorating

Based in Great Wakering, Dena Murphy makes bespoke cakes, cupcakes and decorated cookies that taste every bit as delicious as they look.

Dena’s many years of experience, her reliable service and her friendly manner makes working with her almost as delightful as the end result!

Dena’s Cakes are lovingly baked, detailed and decorated to your exact requirements, and all are made from fresh, high quality ingredients in a kitchen rated 5* for food hygiene by Rochford District Council.

Dena is passionate about the work she does and is always happy to listen to new ideas, however quirky they may be – so come and meet her at our event and see what she can craft especially for you!

Reflect Design For Print 

You don’t get a second chance to make a first impression. With the help of Reflect Design for Print you can relax, safe in the knowledge that the first impression your business makes will be the best it can be.

Designer Lara Rankoff started Reflect Design for Print in 2009 with the intention to make professional design services accessible to any business, no matter how small.

Exceptionally friendly and endlessly curious, Lara spends valuable time getting to know you and your business, so that she and her team can create stand-out marketing materials that really speak to your customer base.

As well as exhibiting at our event, Lara is responsible for the fantastic design of our marketing materials! Come and meet her in person on 16th June.

Personal style

Meet Claire Bannister, Stylist and Personal Brand consultant at House of Colour Upminster and Brentwood.

Claire works with her clients to shine the light on their potential, focusing on their visual impact, first impression and their inner confidence. She does this though working with Colour and Style.

Claire will help you understand your skin tone, and therefore the best colours for you to wear to make the most impactful impression every time.  Claire firmly believes that we should dress for our individual body shape and lifestyle and that every item of clothing you wear should reflect your personality.

Working mainly from her studio in Upminster, Claire was awarded Star Consultant for the first two years of running her business.  In her previous career, Claire ran her own successful procurement company and headed up part of Barclays Outsourcing provision.

Jewellery design

Come and meet Sarah Thomas at our event – here’s what she has to say!  made by plumb

I’m Sarah Thomas and I’m a jewellery designer.  My business is called Made by Plumb (a long story inspired by my Dad!)

I’m a soft-focused, rose-tinted creative type who loves to spread happiness through my work.  My inspiration comes from Mother Nature and all her loveliness, and  I love keeping my designs ‘pure and simple’ to allow the true beauty of the materials really shine through.

The intention behind my work is to create pieces the wearer can really connect with and use as an anchor for whatever they may need.  It could be to remember someone, celebrate a relationship or a feeling, or maybe to remind themselves that they are enough and to follow their dreams – a theme that is very close to my heart.

I work directly with clients from all over the world through my website and social media.  I also collaborate with several coaches and therapists to create pieces for their clients and am fortunate enough to have had my work seen on BBC and Sky TV.

Award-winning art

Sharon Stone’s original artwork showcases the beauty of Southend-on-Sea as you may never have seen it before!

A professional oil painter, Sharon has been creating award-winning art for many years and has successfully exhibited her work in many local venues. She is a versatile artist who enjoys painting landscapes and portraits from personal photographs.

Sharon’s more recent works make creative use of mixed media, featuring abstract pieces influenced by nature, and her abstract painting ‘Opulence’ is to be exhibited in the Strand Gallery in London this June as part of the 2017 Pebeo Competition.

Come and meet Sharon in person at our event, where you can view examples of her work and purchase gift products.