It’s often said that everyone has a book inside them – but how about a small business?Many of us have talents that are going to waste as we plod on with the 9 to 5.Sebright-King lived a high-paced London life as a design consultant.Yearning to bake, she gave up her well-paid role to work in commercial kitchens.Requiring neither premises nor expensive equipment, home bakers are well-placed to exploit this huge demand, making it one of the better small business ideas.Lady Bakewell-Park – AKA Becky Sebright-King – can give testimony to that.
However, not all new businesses require expensive premises, overheads and staff.
And that’s working just two weeks a month – not bad considering all you need to start up are a pair of legs and a local park!
Starting out in 2005 as a family-run pet-sitting business, Paw Pals has grown into a successful national franchise.
The move ignited her passion for baking and when her then boyfriend proposed, the two decided to opt out of expensive city living and move to the Suffolk/Essex borders.
It’s here in a cosy kitchen in Manningtree that Lady Bakewell-Park was born.