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storm, it would be fantastic to be partners in a thriving company that is respected and recognised – getting lots of sales for our artisans while giving us the chance to earn a modest living alongside enjoying being mums as we all know how fast children grow up these days...

Who are some of your favourite artists/designers/makers?

Tracey: I think it is unfair to say really, as its personal choice and anyway, my favourite today will be replaced by another tomorrow as I’m so fickle! I like anything modern/contemporary – add a touch of quirkiness to it and I’m won over! Georgena: I love paintings and illustrations - I’m a huge Pre- Raphaelite fan, love the romance and the pain in these paintings and I also get bowled away at the annual

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summer exhibitions at the Royal Academy – I admire anyone that can express their true feelings and depict these on canvas.

Are there particular craft areas that you would like to see more of, on WowThankYou?

There are definite areas that we’re actively targeting to ‘boost’ certain site categories, but this is expected with such a young company. The Food and Drink category has a lot of mileage yet needs more products. Pet products are similar (perhaps a trip to Crufts is in order ...). We are always looking to list products that offer something ‘a little different’, regardless of craft type.

What keeps you motivated?

A lot of people have placed their faith in us to help promote their

businesses and products. We’ve promised so much, and we aim to deliver this and more. We don’t want to let anyone down, so we work every day with the aim of building traffic and building sales. We have collectively spent thousands of hours planning, developing and launching WowThankYou, we are motivated by seeing increases in site traffic and that wonderful ‘ping’ that our laptops make when another sale comes in!

How do you maintain balance in your life between work and play?

Until recently, we have failed miserably at this. Getting WowThankYou set up and launched required full-time, often around the clock, coffee-fuelled dedication. Our husbands took over the parenting duties and a luxury to us was a few Page 1  |  Page 2  |  Page 3  |  Page 4  |  Page 5  |  Page 6  |  Page 7  |  Page 8  |  Page 9  |  Page 10  |  Page 11  |  Page 12  |  Page 13  |  Page 14  |  Page 15  |  Page 16  |  Page 17  |  Page 18  |  Page 19  |  Page 20  |  Page 21  |  Page 22  |  Page 23  |  Page 24  |  Page 25  |  Page 26  |  Page 27  |  Page 28  |  Page 29  |  Page 30  |  Page 31  |  Page 32  |  Page 33  |  Page 34  |  Page 35  |  Page 36  |  Page 37  |  Page 38  |  Page 39  |  Page 40  |  Page 41  |  Page 42  |  Page 43  |  Page 44  |  Page 45  |  Page 46  |  Page 47  |  Page 48  |  Page 49  |  Page 50  |  Page 51  |  Page 52  |  Page 53  |  Page 54  |  Page 55  |  Page 56  |  Page 57  |  Page 58  |  Page 59  |  Page 60  |  Page 61  |  Page 62  |  Page 63  |  Page 64  |  Page 65  |  Page 66  |  Page 67  |  Page 68  |  Page 69  |  Page 70  |  Page 71  |  Page 72  |  Page 73  |  Page 74  |  Page 75  |  Page 76  |  Page 77  |  Page 78  |  Page 79  |  Page 80  |  Page 81  |  Page 82  |  Page 83  |  Page 84  |  Page 85  |  Page 86  |  Page 87  |  Page 88  |  Page 89  |  Page 90  |  Page 91  |  Page 92  |  Page 93  |  Page 94  |  Page 95  |  Page 96  |  Page 97  |  Page 98  |  Page 99  |  Page 100  |  Page 101  |  Page 102  |  Page 103  |  Page 104  |  Page 105  |  Page 106  |  Page 107  |  Page 108  |  Page 109  |  Page 110  |  Page 111  |  Page 112  |  Page 113  |  Page 114  |  Page 115  |  Page 116  |  Page 117  |  Page 118  |  Page 119  |  Page 120  |  Page 121  |  Page 122  |  Page 123  |  Page 124  |  Page 125  |  Page 126
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