Business Woman of the Year 2016 – New Emerging Business Catagory
with Network Irelands Dublin Branch
“As a working mother of two young children, I am extremely lucky to have a great home/work life balance. I guess it could be said that I have the best of both worlds.” – Lorna Venton (Owner of Berry Be Beauty).
My name is Lorna Venton and and the owner and founder of Berry Be Beauty. I am a qualified reflexologist and holistic therapist. I make handmade 100% natural beauty products and eco-soy wax candles using pure essential oils. I started the business in July 2015 following 12 years in the beauty industry. I have sensitive skin and react to a lot of products, so I decided to make my own. I gave samples to friends and family to try and they all loved them, and that’s when I decided to set up the business. As a working mother of two young children, I am lucky that I work from home, so I have the best of both worlds.
Over the last two and a half years, I have seen the business go from strength to strength. Over the past few months, I rebranded the business and I haven’t looked back. I supply to many retailers throughout Ireland. Recently, I won Network Ireland’s Dublin Branch ‘Business Woman of the Year 2016’ in their New Emerging Business Category. I featured on Dublin City FM’s Business Segment “Woman Mean Business” which was broadcast live on air in September. I was also awarded the Guaranteed Irish Logo. I recently appeared on RTE’s Nationwide programme. I featured on TV3’s Xpose in their Woman in Business Segment. I was also very proud to have been chosen by Fingal Local Enterprise Office to represent them in Showcase Ireland 2016 and again in 2017.
All of my Natural Beauty Products are handmade by myself, using only the finest natural raw ingredients and high quality oils. They are free from chemicals, parabens, SLS (sodium laurate sulphate) and are also cruelty free. They are made in small batches to ensure a very high standard and quality of each and every product. My Eco-Soy Wax Candles are hand-poured and made using only 100% Pure Essential Oils. They are non-carcinogenic, non-toxic with no pollutants or pesticides and are Vegan. They are long lasting and burn clean with no toxic black smoke.