My latest She’s The Boss Chats episode is with the incredible, inspiring Jacqui Bloom, Founder of The Helpers Hub. Jacqui started off her life working in the family fabric business and thought her future had been mapped out for her (to an extent). As one of three daughters, when her sisters chose other careers, it was left to her to take over where her parents left off, and so she joined the family business, and took it over eventually, running it for 10 years before she decided it was time to try something different.

Reeling from the terminal diagnosis for her beloved Mum, a lot of things in Jacqui’s world imploded at the same time, including her marriage, and she was heavily reliant on the help offered by friends and family. That gave her an idea for a business when everything settled down again. The Helping Hub is for people who want to help their friends with something other than flowers! People can purchase ‘useful’, helpful gifts like cleaning services, or babysitting instead. It’s going to be really exciting to watch Jacqui’s business ‘bloom’ (couldn’t help it!) over the next few months.