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Jam or Cream First? 

Claire and Benjamin Stirling of 'Made with maturity' recently started a business networking event called The Cream Tea Club an opportunity to network with other businesses in a relaxed environment over a cream tea.  Tracie Gunningham owner of Envy was delighted to be asked to go along and speak at one of the events which was held at The Moorland Garden Hotel. 

Tracie Gunningham gave an inspirational speech on her personal and professional life, and how the experiences she encountered in both, has moulded her into the successful business woman she is today.

Tracie said ' I have never publicly spoken to so many people before, I was terrified but I think that most people were genuinely interested'.  

Some took to twitter to express how well the Salon owner did..


The Cream Tea Club is a fabulous informal business networking group. To find out more


Tuesday 17th May, Location; Tamar Science Park. It was the Venus Awards 2016 launch party. In attendance were some of the most talented business woman in the South-West including our very own Tracie & Jemma Gunningham. 


With many awards up for grabs, there is one in particular that grabs the attention of the crowd more than others: Business Mother of the Year. The foremost popular award has gained itself sponsorship from Heart FM this year.

All other awards are stated below. Know a talented Woman in business? Go to: to nominate her now. Award ceremony will be held at the Great Hall, Exeter University on Friday 18th November 2016.

Categories in the Devon Venus Awards 2016 are:

Sampson Hall Company of the Year

Atkins Ferrie Services Ltd Lifetime Achievement Award

Brend Hotels Customer Service Award

Bishop Fleming Director of the Year

Plymouth City Bus Ltd Networker of the Year

University of Exeter Inspirational Woman of the Year

Plymouth Science Park Digital Media and Online Business of the Year

Heart FM Business Mother of the Year

PR Works Inspirational Woman in Technology (STEM disciplines)

Employee of the Year

Green Business of the Year

Marketing Award

Entrepreneur of the Year

Employer of the Year


Tracie Gunningham recently attended a networking event held at Buckland Tout- Saints. 

Hosted by Clare Stirling, the cream tea was attended by a variety of different businesses from across the city including Ocean BMW, accountants and engineering consultants.

The afternoon consisted of local businesses’ raising money for Jeremiah’s Journey through the uses of a raffle, generous donations and paying £5 each for their ticket to the cream tea.


The afternoon was a successful event, with the attendees being given the chance to build business relations as well as raise money. The total amount raised is still yet to be confirmed. 

Image credit - Emma Barrow Photography