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Tomorrow marks International Women’s Day and we’re celebrating the ladies that work at the heart of Milford Waterfront.

International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the cultural, economic, political and social achievements of women, and also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.

Here are just some of the women running and working at successful businesses at Milford Waterfront:

Lizzie May is the company director at St Brides Bay Print & Embroidery, a one-stop-print-shop for clubs, businesses, schools and events. Lizzie took over the business in the summer of 2016 and has seen the business go from strength to strength, having already expanded the size of the property in order to create a retail space selling local products and her very own new surf brand, STACKS.

Carly Ash, owner of Aspire Beauty by Carly is a sole trader working from The Old Smokehouse. Carly is a fully qualified beauty therapist, nail technician and skin therapist with 12 years salon experience. Carly is an authorised Dermalogica expert and has been awarded her Dermalogica expert status, as well as winning Welsh Beauty Therapist 2015.

Image by Vanessa was started 16 years ago and is owned by Vanessa Hackett, who has years of experience in the fashion industry. Vanessa has a team of Executive Personal Stylist Consultants; Julie is a first language Welsh speaker and is always delighted to offer a personal service through the Welsh language for those travelling to the shop from Welsh speaking communities, and Emma has a degree in Fashion Design. Both Julie and Emma are highly experienced, and not only do they get great satisfaction from helping women to find the perfect outfit, but they also enjoy providing the perfect customer experience, helping people to find the right casual and evening wear, special occasionwear, shoes, handbags or jewellery.

Loren Mullholland is co-owner of Impasto Pizza Bar, Milford Waterfront’s newest eatery. They opened the business last autumn, and the dough which they make fresh each and every day is getting a lot of compliments. Loren is also a fabulous baker and some of the sweet treats that you can find on their counter include vanilla, butterscotch and pecan cake, Oreo fudge, chocolate brownies and rocky road.

Rachel Stanmore and Michelle Charles work at Boobaloo Boutique, one of Milford Waterfront’s newest shops. Founder and owner, Jacquelyn Morrell started Boobaloo Boutique as an online store in June 2013 and opened a high street store in Risca in November 2016, which holds the award for ‘Best Fashion Retailer of the Year 2017/18’. This was quickly followed by the opening of the Milford Waterfront store just a year later in November 2017. They stock the latest ‘Made in Italy’ fashion trends to fit up to size 24, as well as a range of handbags, fascinators and accessories at affordable prices. Both Rachel and Michelle welcome all customers with their warm and helpful approach in sourcing the right outfit to suit all shapes and sizes, and making every woman feel good about themselves. Life stories and giggles are free at Boobaloo!

Sandra Bevan has recently taken over Trwffl and adapted the business model, expanding the product range to incorporate a range of local produce, including Farmers Food at Home, From our Farm, Lochmeyler Farm Ice Cream, Brooksgrove Farm, The Pembrokeshire Beach Food Company, The Fudge Foundry, Capital Roasters, Balloonatics, Shiver Me Timbers Wales, Pembrokeshire Sea Salt Company, Judith Roach Greeting Cards & Stationery and Tan y Castell Bakery. All of this in addition to the delicious range and beautifully packaged handmade chocolate truffles.

These are just some of the women working and running businesses here and tomorrow is a celebration of all of the ladies that are part of the face of Milford Waterfront and also working behind the scenes to make things happen.

We've got a variety of fantastic businesses at Milford Waterfront!

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