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Spotlight On… Eve Shepherd

Eve Shepherd, Woodingdean

Eve Shepherd

In the latest Spotlight On series, Woodingdean in Business met Eve Shepherd, a sculptor based in Woodingdean.

I didn’t particularly enjoy school but I always loved art. I really wanted to do special effects in films so I went to college to do a BTEC National. While I was there I got signposted through many different routes to Anthony Bennett. He is an amazing animal sculptor and I was lucky enough to work as his apprentice for a few months in Sheffield. He introduced me to sculpting and obviously saw something in me, so after a few months passed me on to a big, international company in York, where I ended up becoming head of department and looking after sculptors twice my age!

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Spotlight On… Malcolm Harvey of the FSB Brighton

Spotlight On is showcasing local business owners and the great things they are doing for the community. This week Woodingdean in Business meets Malcolm Harvey, Chair of the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) Brighton and Hove.

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The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) is a members organisation that started in 1974. I owned three shops at the time in Brighton, Worthing and Horsham and a warehouse in Bradford and I learnt to fly planes to get between places.

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Spotlight On… build14me

In our ‘Spotlight On’ series, we’re showcasing the many things Woodingdean has to offer, through profiles of local business owners.
This week, we’re featuring build14me, a Woodingdean-based web design company.


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We build websites. It’s that simple. We created build14me because we wanted to give people a really straightforward, hassle-free way to get their own website up and running. Initially, our focus was on small businesses, but now we cater for just about anybody, including big organisations. This means that our service has become very diverse; we build websites of all shapes and sizes, from single-pages to complex e-commerce systems.

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Spotlight On… Frank!

In our ‘Spotlight On’ series, we’re showcasing the many things Woodingdean has to offer, through profiles of local business owners. 

This week, we speak to Jo, from Frank! Communications.

I created Frank! to fill a gap. When I moved down to Brighton I couldn’t find the sort of agency that I wanted to work in, so I created my own. I’d worked for various businesses as a deputy and I felt like it was time to have a go at being my own boss. Thirteen years later, we’re still going strong, helping a whole range of companies produce high-quality, interesting and hopefully attractive marketing materials,from websites to posters, magazines to information leaflets and everything in between.

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