We’re celebrating Swindon and Wiltshire’s most inspiring women to mark International Women’s Day 2022 which this year took place on Tuesday 8th March.
Through our social media channels, we asked our readers which women in our community inspire them and created a list of 22 for ’22. The list is printed in our Feb/March magazine and from Tuesday 1st March, each weekday throughout the month we are profiling and championing each of these fantastic women online and via our social feeds.
Today we put the spotlight on Lisa Berry, Founder of Swindon-based Cheeky Little Prints.
Cheeky Little Prints specialise in personalised paw print jewellery alongside bespoke paw print gifts and keepsakes. It was one of the first businesses in the UK to make print kits for pet owners to use to put their own pets paw prints on paper themselves.
Lisa started the business from home at her kitchen table, working on customer orders while her children were asleep in bed.
Before setting up, Lisa worked as a trained veterinary nurse. Lisa said, “Working with people and their pets I got to see first hand just how much we love our furry friends – myself included. Whenever one passed the pain and loss suffered really brought home just how much they meant to their owners. That’s why I came up with the idea of creating these very special mementoes.”
Lisa now receives orders from all over the world and the business has gone from strength to strength. In 2020, Lisa was presented with the Excellence in Customer Care Award by the Single Mums in Business Network (SMBN). Lisa set up her business whilst going through a divorce and she often supports other entrepreneurs facing similar situations.
Visit Cheeky Little Prints online at: www.cheekylittleprints.co.uk
Pictured above: Lisa Berry, Founder of Cheeky Little Prints with her kittens Sammy & Luna.