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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


Envy are proud to announce, their chosen charity for 2016 will be Plymouth based ‘Hugs From Henry’.

Requested specifically by the staff of the 3 Envy salons, all fundraising will go towards raising awareness and support for children suffering a rare childhood cancer.

Henry Hallam was only 3 years old when his family were told he had stage 4 Neuroblastoma, a form of childhood cancer.  Henry suffered months of gruelling treatments to help save his life, in various locations across the country.

The original charity ‘Hugs For Henry’ was set up to help raise money for treatment available outside the UK, which could be beneficial to Henry.

In 2013, Henry was given the news that his condition is stable. His parents decided to change the charity from ‘Hugs For Henry’ to ‘Hugs From Henry’ – The charity offers any kind of support emotionally and financially for families who find themselves in the same position as the Hallam family did in 2012.

Envy will be hosting a variety of different charity events throughout the year to raise money for their local charity.

More information on Hugs From Henry can be found on the website:

Charity No: 116138


Local artist Peter Blackler launches 'The Plymouth Series' from Envy RWY.

Tracie Gunningham actually appears in some of the Plymouth Series paintings.

Peter started coming to get his haircut with Tracie about 21 years ago, being a regular client of the salon for all that time, Tracie said that 'she felt honoured to have be asked to be a subject in his recent collection of paintings'.

Peter trained with the late Robert Lenkiewicz. 

The series are a collection of well known historical buildings and places.

Original oil paintings and limited edition prints and canvases are available to buy in salon or online



Envy supports local Plymouth charities

February 20th 2015

Envy have been stepping up their game in the charity fundraising world this year.

During the chilly February month, Envy partnered up with Nuffield Health to support Plymouth’s  local charities- Jeremiahs Journey, Kibera in Need and Shekinah- to help raise money for each cause.

The talented Envy stylists visited Nuffield Health, carrying their bags of equipment ready hard to work and raise money all for chairty. 

To raise some big cash, owner Tracie Gunningham devised a tempting strategy to gain the public interest- quality services at cheap prices. 

The Envy team offered:

  • £10 cut & blow dry’s  
  • £5 gents cuts 
  • £10 shellac nails

At these prices, who could say no- especially after a hard workout at the gym! 

In total with just one day of events, the Envy team alone raised an amazing £100 for each individual charity.

This is an amazing achievement for the team, who plan to take part in many more charity events throughout the year.