Our ethos has always been one of giving back. We are a home based business in Market Drayton, with National & International Franchisees & Consultants, through whom we have been able to touch many communities.
Over the last 10 years we have organised Ladies Charity Pamper Evenings ,among other events, to raise money for charities close to the hearts of our Practitioners , Friends and Clients. Our yearly aim is to raise £1000, but last year our total topped £7,000. As well as National cancer charities we have supported Severndale School, Severn Hospice and Headway in Shrewsbury, Gentleshaw Wildlife Trust, Eccleshall where we produced a book of childrens drawings and Market Drayton netball team. For some of the events we have been able to access match funding.
Eight local Primary Schools and 2 Secondary Schools have been supported by Evanji at events yearly. In some schools we have talked about Health & Wellness as part of the PSHE Curriculum. Our next event is for a young local Shropshire lady walking the Great Wall of China for Make-A-Wish and we have also been approached to help raise funds for the North Staffs Special Needs Playground. We integrate our business into the community by giving talks to local groups such as the WI. With clients from the age of 9 to 90 we aim to support all age ranges.
When we organise Ladies evenings we collaborate with local Shropshire businesses, Therapists and stall holders inviting them to take part. This promotes networking amongst these businesses and promotes them to the guests on the evening. Indeed as part of our networking we helped Network with Style raise funds for Headway at the end of 2011.Wherever possible we source business items, sugar for our sugarpaste and all stationery supplies locally.
We consider ourselves to be an environmentally friendly company, using only products in our treatments that share this ethos. We do not advocate the use of toxins as these affect the environment and we regularly promote educational information regarding chemicals in products to our clients via social media. Our sugarpaste and all the products used in the sugaring process are biodegradable and we encourage Practitioners to compost them! Our packaging is recyclable and we encourage Practitioners to return pots for refills! We have reduced our use of paper and ink by using email for invoices and Dropbox for sharing information. All our empty ink cartridges are donated to charities and we collect all our used stamps too!
Being a home based business we cannot offer work experience, however we have been able to help some of our younger Practitioners to start their businesses with flexible payments. We were approached by a young Lady in Swindon who wanted to be sponsored to complete her NVQ in Business Administration and I am glad to say that we were able to do so. Nicki worked with us for 10 months to complete her course, which we funded, now she has established herself as a virtual secretary.
We believe that you get back what you give.