Paul Presents: Living and Working in Newbury with Melissa Hughes

Melissa Hughes joined the BID team as Chief Executive Officer in June 2020, after spending most of her career in strategic Marketing, HR and Operations roles within the property industry. She also has experience in Retail, Hospitality and Education. BID is a non-profit organisation behind the Visit Newbury Brand. The BID delivers a fantastic range …

Paul Presents | Daisy Joe Studio with Cat Croxford

Paul Presents: Daisy Joe Studio with Cat Croxford With Open Studios 2021 artists now opening their studios / exhibitions and being happy to talk about their process with visitors. Paul chats to Cat Croxford about her painting and her inspiration from Ashampstead Common.  The lights and colours, the history  and the calming effect on her …

Paul Presents: Colline’s Kitchen

This is a Telephone Interview Colline, originally from Zimbabwe and now living in Newbury, describes her journey from family dinner parties to owning her own popular cafe and cake making business, what she is doing right now and her plans for a cultural hub in the future.

Paul Presents: Hawkridge Gin Distillery with Phil Howarth

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Paul Presents: Hawkridge Gin Distillery with Phil Howarth Phil Howarth is the Managing Director, Hawkridge Gin, in Compton, making bespoke gin for outlets across West Berkshire. Phil describes the gin making process, the making of bespoke gins and the history behind the names used. Phil has been suppling venues across West Berkshire, such as The Vineyard …

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