Nikki left the corporate world of IT after 20 years, to follow her heart and do something more creative.

After studying at Pershore Horticulture College, she set up her own business ‘Styling Homes and Gardens’ in April 2015 to provide home and garden makeovers. Within 6 months of starting her business; Nikki created a product called ‘Border in a Box’, aimed at people who have limited gardening skills, time or money.

Nikki has recently designed and created her first show garden at the RHS Malvern Spring Festival where she won a Silver Medal and also the Peoples Choice Award presented to her by Alan Titchmarsh.

“It was a fabulous accolade and I was completely overwhelmed by the experience. It was through networking with various businesses via Twitter that I gained sponsorship for the project – my prime sponsor was the Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership, without their support I would not have been able to have completed the project to such a high standard.”

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“Networking with other like-minded ladies has been invaluable – we all want to succeed and it’s great to share knowledge and information, but more importantly, the camaraderie and supporting each other. It can get lonely working on your own all the time.”

Nikkis advice to ladies thinking about becoming part of the Women2Web community is “Join up now! There is so much to gain by being a member – everyone is in the same boat when you start out, and Women2Web has a great network of ladies who are more than happy to help you solve any conundrum.”

“The most important thing I have received (and given!) is support – there are some fabulous people in the team who want to help you achieve your ambitions and success.”

For further information or enquires please visit www.stylinghomesandgardens.co.uk or call Nikki on 01386 553803.