Columnists and Vloggers for

We are delighted to announce our line up of Hair and Lifestyle, Ecology and Wildlife, and Child and Parent columnists to give our grownups some magazine-driven content. They will be bringing you video clips, editorial, and “How To” guides each month. Things you can take away and try, together with ideas and suggestions to make for an easier and happier household. Make sure you give us some feedback too so we can keep giving you more of what you like.



Raphelle Saint-Marshall

Creative, ambitious and demonstrating a natural flair for hairdressing, Raphelle has worked hard to become an instrumental member of the Matthew Curtis Creative Team. A lover of the theatre, Raphelle thrives from being able to transform her client's hair and create looks they never thought possible, as well as teaching them new techniques along the way.

A member of the Creative Team for almost 4 years now, Raphelle assists Matthew on shoots all over the world and is also a regular at New York Fashion Week. Her experience also includes styling backstage at the last two Britain's Next Top Model, in which she successfully created brand new looks for the contestants in a high pressured time frame and was personally praised on the show by presenters and renowned models, Elle Macpherson and Abby Clancy. With her blossoming celebrity clientele and TV exposure, Raphelle is certainly one to watch.

Learn more about Raphelle in her very own vlog

Watch all her latest vlogs by clicking on the following titles

Creating a makeup-less glow

Pancake tutorial

Blowdry tutorial

Party hair

Tired Dad's makeup guide



Lizzie Barker – Ecologist  - CEO of Creature Candy

Creature Candy was created by Ecologist Lizzie Barker to raise awareness of Britain's declining & protected wildlife species, to inspire people to take active roles in conservation and to help raise funds for the charities that endeavour to conserve our wildlife. 

Lizzie graduated with a first class degree in zoology from Aberystwyth University in 2010. After working for four years as a consultant ecologist specialising in bats, Lizzie found a gap in the market for a brand which not only offered a range of timeless, stylish, British-made products, but one that also raised awareness of Britain's declining wildlife species and raised money for the conservation of these species.

Creature Candy proudly donates 10% of the sale price of every product sold to British wildlife charities, including Bat Conservation Trust, Butterfly Conservation, Bumblebee Conservation Trust, People's Trust for Endangered Species, Red Squirrel Survival Trust and British Trust for Ornithology. 

With each online purchase we provide information about the species on the product, along with details about the related charity. All our products are designed and made in the UK and we firmly believe in supporting UK businesses. 

We were lucky enough to be shortlisted for My Country Business Awards 2015. This was a great opportunity for us and we would like to thank Country Homes and Interiors Magazine for acknowledging us. We look forward to many more exciting opportunities in the future. 

If you would like to become more involved with our community and the wonderful conservation projects we are able to fund as a result of the donations generated from our customer’s purchases, take a look at our Twitter, Facebook and blog pages.

At a time when much of Britain's wildlife is in dramatic decline, Creature Candy helps make a difference and will hopefully inspire others to do the same. 

We thank you for your continued support and hope that together we can create something wonderful for wildlife.

Learn more about Lizzie in her very own vlog

Watch all her latest vlogs by clicking on the following titles

Bug hotel

Attracting wildlife 



Attracting butterflies




Marg Randles – Founding Director Busy Bees – Early Years Columnist

Margs a founding director of Busy Bees, the UK’s largest childcare nursery provider. She has played a pivotal role in the establishment, development and continual innovation of Busy Bees throughout the last 33 years.

Born into a large mining family in Stoke On Trent, Marg knew from an early age that she wanted to teach. After gaining her teaching qualifications she embarked on her chosen career in education.  In 1983 Marg Randles, along with her husband and four friends (all teachers) recognised a gap in the market during their search for care for their own children. During a fortuitous pub lunch they came up with a solution which was penned out on the back of a beer mat and Busy Bees was born. To fund their vision, the Randles & Woodwards sold their homes to purchase their first nursery in 1984, sharing the living space above for five years. The lived on little but fresh air, utter commitment to quality provision and a strong belief that it would work. Fortunately, it did.  Now, as Managing Director, Marg is currently responsible for 252 nurseries in the UK and 60 in South East Asia.

Marg’s driving force has always been to create better outcomes for children through and her guiding principle has always been to provide every child in her care with the same quality provision she demanded for her own children. Valuing the power of loving to learn, she has continued to demonstrate how this can be sparked in young children, particularly through play. Over the last 33 years Marg has touched the lives of over a million children.

In 2015 Marg received an OBE for her outstanding services to children and families in the UK.

Lisa Snell

Lisa Snell, Early Years Director, Busy Bees – Early Years Columnist

“As Director of Early Years at Busy Bees nursery group, Lisa Snell, has been influential in shaping quality Childcare and Education standards across their 252 UK nurseries. Having completed a BA Degree and a Masters in Education, and progressing from nursery assistant to regional operations manager, Lisa combines ‘hands-on’ experience with in-depth theoretical appreciation of childhood development, education and care. Leading an innovative team of knowledgeable childcare practitioners who ensure Busy Bees is at the forefront of quality provision, Lisa is entirely focused on creating better outcomes for more children, sharing best practice and providing support across the childcare sector in the UK and internationally.”