"We started the happy pear as a veg shop in 2004 age 24 to try to create a happier, healthier world and build community. We have over 1 million followers across all our social channels including nearly 30 million views on our youtube channel. We have a farm, coffee roastery, studio for filming and love what we do!"
Read our interview with Health & Beauty Writer Camilla Hewitt. She shares some amazing images caught whilst being an incredible open water swimmer. Discover how Camilla is coping with lockdown on the Isle of Wight.
Rosamund de la Hey was formerly children’s marketing director at Bloomsbury Publishing where she worked from 1994-2007 and was fortunate to work on the Harry Potter series from the very beginning.
Bill de la Hey worked as a freelance photographer in London from 1992-2004, working for publications ranging from The Telegraph to Car Magazine.
Rosamund was brought up in Scotland and returned with her family in 2003 to live in the Borders. On moving north, Bill retrained as a chef, and together they opened The Mainstreet Trading Company in June 2008. Originally a bookshop & café, the shop was extended in 2012 to create a deli and homeware department. Mainstreet has won various awards over the years, most recently Britain’s Best Small Shop 2018.
Rosamund was a member of the Booksellers Association Council 2011-2018 and served as President 2016-2018.
Read our interview with Rosamund and Bill De La Hey and learn about their journey and get some expert book recommendations for all ages.
Originally from the Netherlands, Sophia is a fashion and portrait photographer working between London and New York. Her intimate aesthetic is defined by her use of film and natural light. She works on editorial and commercial projects with brands and creatives.
Read our Q&A with Sophia as part of our Comfort Blanket.
An amazing interview with Bruce Pask, Fashion Director at Bergdorf Goodman and Friend of Begg & Co. Bergdorf Goodman is a luxury department store based on Fifth Avenue in Midtown Manhattan in New York City. The company was founded in 1899 by Herman Bergdorf and was later owned and managed by Edwin Goodman, and later his son, Andrew Goodman.
Read our Q&A with Bruce Pask and learn more about his working from home routine and fashion tips.
Massimo is the CEO of Lanecardate and is very passionate about his job, his employees and his family. As CEO of Lanecardate he leads from the front, very customer focused and an amazing friend of Begg & Co. His love and passion for his job shine through in our Q&A with Massimo.
I am the Managing Director of New England Wool, a wool exporting company based in Australia and owned by two prominent fabric makers in northern Italy, Successori Reda and Vitale Barberis Canonico. My job, along with my team is to precure high quality raw material (wool and Mohair) from all the major producing countries in the world. We have offices in Sydney and Melbourne, and representatives in Western Australia (Fremantle), New Zealand (Christchurch) and South Africa (Port Elisabeth).
Read our insightful Q&A with Andrew as he gives us another perspective on coping in this strange time we all find ourselves in.