Welcome to Epsom and Ewell Families, I am the founder, Dee (Devenia Besant) and I hope you find this a useful source of information – all things Epsom and Ewell (and surrounding areas).
Just to give you a bit of background about me, I have lived in the area for 15 years and my husband has lived here forever. We are based in Ewell with our 3 children and more pets than I dare to count. Having run my popular and engaged Facebook group Epsom and Ewell Families for the past 8 years and working with local businesses I have been thinking about creating a one-stop platform that can provide the local community with useful information and to help you connect with the business services you are looking for – those that come well recommended and can be trusted, and so here it is.
I initially started the Epsom and Ewell Families Facebook group as I wanted to meet more families in the area and to find out about things to do with my children and it’s been a perfect platform to do just that. The feedback I receive tells me that it’s done that for many others too. It has also been a great place for me to raise the profile and support charities as well as others who are fundraising and I would love to see this continue.
In the Epsom and Ewell Families business directory you will find services that you may need, all of which have been reviewed by at least 3 people that have used the service. You will be able to read the recommendations / reviews on each business profile. However it is still important you do your own research to ensure that particular service is the right one for you. The vast majority of the services on the directory are locally based and reviewed and recommended by local people and many I have personally used (although these have still been reviewed by others). It is really important to me that the services recommended to you provide a high quality service this is why any advertiser must be reviewed before appearing on the site.
From the blog you can expect information on local events, things to do, reviews, news, useful info and sometimes a blog will be just for fun. The blogs are written by myself, the Epsom and Ewell Families blogging team or by guest contributors. If there is something that you would like to share with the local community via the blog then please get in touch and I will see if I can help you in any way.
Devenia Besant (Owner and Founder)
Devenia (Dee) Besant is the founder of Epsom and Ewell Families. Runs a busy household as a mummy of 3 and a wife and some would say crazily committed to helping small businesses and the local community.
Francesca De Franco (Blogger)
I’m Francesca (usually Fran), a Londoner now residing in Surrey with my lovely husband and our three wonderful, and at times challenging, children. My eldest daughter is nine and my twin daughters are aged six.I blog about the things that we do, the places that we visit, the toys and games that we play with as well as all the every day parenting (and some non-parenting) stuff in between.By day I’m a freelance PR Consultant. My love for communicating and writing, mirrors my passion for trying to be the best mum I can be. Interests include good food, Italian culture, football and personal finance.
Kat Heath (Blogger)
Kat Heath is a qualified beauty therapist and a mum of two boys, Harry (4 years old) and Elliott (9 weeks old).Kat also has been a marketing ambassador and blogger for many on-line mummy sites as well as working as a therapist for Decleor, Clarins and Guinot within Selfridges, Peter Jones and John Lewis.Her passions are fashion, interiors and food!
Samantha Hicks (Blogger)
Samantha Hicks is an Epsom based writer and mum of two who has contributed to a number of online publications and also managed several social media pages for local information Facebook pages. She can be found at various soft plays and toddler groups in the area and is constantly on the lookout for new activities to keep her small people entertained!
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Epsom and Ewell Families Business Directory and Blog summary:
- The directory is a commercial directory and all services that appear in the directory have been reviewed by at least 3 people that have used the service.
- You can read the recommendations / reviews on each business profile.
- It is still important that you do your research to ensure the particular service is right for you and your requirements.
- The blog is just that – a blog but occasionally myself or guest contributors may be paid to review services, however we will only be sharing reviews on services / brands which we strongly believe in and are up to high standards. On many occasions we will do a review on places just because we want to.