Open for outdoor photo shoots. Call Andisheh on 07828 455576

Like many self-employed people, I’ve stopped working because of the COVID-19 pandemic. I’ve been in contact with other small business owners and the future of our businesses causes a lot of worry. I want to do as much as I can to help local businesses and I’m starting with creating this directory. One of the things I love about being a children’s photographer in Twickenham is the sense of community.

I’ve put together a directory of small businesses in SW london that have services you can use now

 

All these businesses outlined below are local to Twickenham and the area and I’ve listed exactly how you can support their business.  I’m always refreshing this list so please get in touch if there’s a business that should be added!

 

Children and families

wendy flynn of Doris & fred (Hampton)

I make personalised, handmade notebooks, planners and organisation products to help organise and brighten your little corner of the world! I am still taking orders and you can also download free resources here…https://www.dorisandfred.co.uk/blogs/news-other-ramblings and a printable children’s diary here. https://www.dorisandfred.co.uk/pages/free-printable-stay-at-home-diary

family photography by Andisheh (that’s me!)

Starting 27th April, you can learn from my years of photographing children about how to use your PHONE to take professional looking beautiful photos of your family. https://phonephotoschool.com/courses-for-parents/.

Families can also pre-book a ‘family reunion’ mini photo shoot taking place in the autumn. https://www.familyphotographybyandisheh.com/mini-photoshoot/

 

The Little Gym (Hampton Hill)

We have shut the gym but while we are unable to provide physical classes, you can follow our virtual classes on our youTube Channel: https://bit.ly/3cmDJGm

NCT (RICHMOND & Twickenham)

We are still providing support for pregnant and new mums. You can join antenatal classes online: https://bit.ly/3ck8hbv

Busylizzy (RICHMOND & Twickenham)

We are a boutique fitness club for mums & little ones. While we can no longer provide in person classes, we have online classes you can book into and join virtually: https://busylizzyrichmond.co.uk/timetable/

Happy Potter Ceramics (Teddington)

It’s been so great seeing how creative everyone has been at home! There’s still lots of craft kits available in our online shop: www.happypotterceramics.co.uk/shop-1

 

Susie wells of The Little Top (Teddington)

Our events at The Little Top are sadly all on hold for now, but we have lots of craft kits and sibling survival kits available on our website or Etsy shop that we can post or deliver locally, and also free activities, games and bespoke lockdown downloads available free on our website https://www.thelittletop.co.uk

 

Nathalie Bennett of Daisy First Aid (Twickenham)

The 2hr baby and child first aid classes we usually run within venues and the home have been replaced with classes online now, for families to access that way. We also run 1hr baby basics classes. https://www.daisyfirstaid.com

 

ANNA IZQUIERDO and Katie Keen run White Rabbit drama club (Twickenham)

We run an imaginative, inspiring, confidence building drama for children. We encourage children to trust in their own ideas and instincts with acting, storytelling, devising & improv from 3 – 12 years. http://www.whiterabbitdramaclub.co.uk

 

HOUSE AND Garden

Griselda Soames is an artisan baker (Teddington)

I make biscuit gift boxes which are sent through the post. I’m also doing photo cookies so the people you aren’t with can ‘see’ you. https://www.enchantingbakes.co.uk 

 

Leonoor Vader is a florist that runs Rose & Mary (st Margaret’s)

We are back with bouquet deliveries! There has been more guidelines from the government, all deliveries are contactless and made in out isolated little studio. We are starting again from Tuesday! All postcodes within 7 miles of TW1. https://www.roseandmary.co.uk

 

Lisa brum is a gift maker that runs Pypog (Feltham)

I make personalised gifts and can deliver to Twickenham, with free delivery for orders over £40 https://pypog.co.uk/page/quarantine-coronavirus-covid-19-gifts

 

Greg Stanworth is a mortgage adviser and insurance broker who runs Greenacre Financial services (Isleworth)

We are independent mortgage and life insurance brokers. We are here to help anyone with any mortgage or life insurance queries during this time, our phone line is open 24/7 for those who need to speak outside of normal hours. For any advice or questions please feel free to email info@greenacrefs.co.uk or call 0203 393 9222www.greenacrefs.co.uk

Christine Chaffey runs Christine’s property management (Twickenham) 

Any rental/letting/property management related issues, give us a call and see if we can help https://www.christinespropertymanagement.co.uk/

Austin runs copperHill plumbing (Twickenham) 

We are a Twickenham based company covering all aspects of plumbing and heating works, including fitting new bathrooms and kitchens. We are also specialists in underfloor heating and new boiler installations. 

Zeph King runs Real-Ale (Twickenham) 

We are an independent local business specialising in craft beer, wine and spirits. Our team all live locally and we have adapted our retail business so that we can deliver our products directly to customers’ doors in this difficult time of lock down. Delivery is free in Twickenham. We also offer 15% off for NHS workers. https://realale.com  

Mind and body

Sophie Fox of house of wellbeing (richmond)

We have two free audios out at the moment to help with anxiety around COVID_19 and Isolation with COVID-19). https://bit.ly/2K5gyUT

 

Jo Warboys is a talking therapist (Twickenham):

Offering taking therapy via telephone, Zoom & virtual walk & talk; I call you, we both put our headphones in and continue to walk in separate venues. I can offer a safe, non judgemental space for you to be
heard and listened to.  FREE telephone support for NHS & keyworkers. hello@jowarboys.com https://themobilemassagetherapist.co.uk/walk-and-talk-therapy/

Anna Hemming is a Skin Doctor at Thames Skin Clinic (Twickenham/St Margaret’s)

After spending the last 12 years immersed in dermatology and aesthetics, I have just opened the Thames Skin Clinic on Amyand Park Road where I can provide remote Zoom consultations, plan and deliver professional skincare plans, our At Home Facial, Skinade™ drinks and post consultation prescription products to your door. https://www.thamesskin.co.ukPS there is a clinic tour on YouTube https://youtu.be/Q4r4oZU2EAw.

Kelly Pace is a fitness trainer (Twickenham)

I’m doing online fitness classes where you can join current ones on my timetable or create classes with friends to keep social. £40 a month with access to several classes in the week or bespoke classes with you and your friends. “Keep fit, keep sane, keep social!” Contact me for details www.vivacityuk.co.uk

Paula Sheridan is a corporate coach (HAMPTON hill)

I work with professional women to help them realise their choices. If both parents working at home has highlighted, for example, uneven distribution of labour, give me a call. I can support you online to find the right solution for you. An initial conversation is free. What do you have to lose? www.unwrappingpotential.com 07799 581 904

Chrissie Stephenson is a running coach (Twickenham)

I’ve got three main groups I’m looking after right now with regards to running: (1) people who are massively overwhelmed with too much work (2) people who’s worlds have disappeared, especially those on their own, so were struggling to find any purpose or motivation (3) parents trying to juggle work & parenting https://www.runwithchrissie.co.uk

Rebecca saunders runs Seekology (Richmond)

We have beautiful gifts such as candles, hand cream, yoga mats and more. Even better, they are all from small independent entrepreneurs who really need your help right now – including several local businesses too. www.seekology.co.

Phillipa nowell runs Nia movement classes (Eel Pie island, Twickenham)

I’m delivering my fun, accessible Nia movement classes online. Free for the first class. Tuesdays and Fridays at 10 a.m. and Tuesday evening at 6:50 p.m. Suitable for everyone to join in for good-feeling, immune-boosting, stress-relieving movement. https://nianow.com/phillipa 

Samantha George is a nutritional and lifestyle coach (teddington)

I offer online nutrition and lifestyle coaching for women who are always tired, often stressed and want to lose weight. We work together via Zoom or FaceTime to find the ideal diet, movement practice and lifestyle balance for the individual (no dogmas here!) to boost their energy levels, balance their moods and love their bodies. http://hpersonalcoaching.com

Ana Daruwalla is a local 1:1 Diet by Cambridge Weight Plan Consultant (Twickenham)

I have been getting excellent results with my clients over a number of years. I offer free 1-2-1 virtual consultations by Zoom or Facetime and deliver your weekly supply of products locally. All plans are tailormade to suit your individual lifestyle and budget. Whatever the reason for your weight loss journey, I am here to help! Contact me on 07481 070101 or email me at loseyourlbs@gmail.com

Chris Hipsey runs Plan B Fitness (Twickenham) 

We have a private Personal Training Studio in Twickenham and have now transitioned online. If you want to get some structure back into your life nutritionally, with your exercise, and do it with a group of like minded ladies join our FREE 7 Day Online Challenge. You can find out more here: