It's always nice to help out a friend or two... In my travels (virtual, if not actual) I have met and come to know some wonderful people who, like me, are building their own businesses up.

I also think that it's important to support local businesses, so here are a few local businesses that really do deserve a look. All of them offer a fantastic service, and quality craftsmanship.

(click on the images to link to go to the individual websites)

Bay Tree Events is a friendly and reliable family run business based in Maidenhead, Berkshire, specialising in Capri Marquees .

Pamper Van

At Pamper Van it's all about you!
Making you look great, feel amazing and giving you a little bit of guilt free time to yourself.

Winner of "Independent Of The Year 2014", the Craft Coop  is a fabulous pop-up in Maidenhead's Nicholson's Centre,showcasing unique handcrafted products created by talented local craftspeople, as well as offering drop in craft sessions, and workshops.

Handmade In Maidenhead

The Beads & Bracelets collection is made up of unique handmade jewellery and this season's must have items.

Achieva Pilates is based in Cox Green, Maidenhead, Berks.  Run by Liz Lane, a fully qualified Level 3 Pilates instructor, Achieva Pilates offers Beginners and Mixed Ability Pilates classes and also Power Pilates.  Whether you are totally new to Pilates or have been practicing for years, there is something for you

Oliveto Olive Oil