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 18 years and my husband has lived in the area forever. We are based in Ewell with our 3 children and fur baby. Having run my popular and engaged Facebook group Epsom and Ewell Families for many years than I care to remember and working with local businesses I decided to create a one-stop platform to provide the local community with useful information, services and events etc and to have a platform to support, advertise and market local businesses – those that come well recommended and can be trusted, and so here it is.
On the Epsom and Ewell Families business directory you will find services that you may need, all of which have been vetted, we follow a 3 step process that includes us speaking to at least 3 people that have used the service to ensure the services are trusted and come well recommended. You will be able to read the recommendations 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 come recommended by local people and many I have personally used (although these still going through the vetting process). It is really important to me that the services recommended to you provide a high quality service this is why any business must be vetted before appearing on the site.
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 including the Epsom And Ewell Foodbank as well as others who are fundraising.
From the blog you can expect information on local events, things to do, reviews, news, useful info, service information from those on the directory and sometimes a blog will be just for fun. The blogs are written mainly by the Epsom and Ewell Families blogging team, myself 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!
kalli Pasqualucci (Blogger)
Kalli lives in Epsom with her two little boys and husband.
She works in Marketing, Social Media and Publicity in Epsom and Ewell, and is Production Manager for Satisfied Eye International Film Festival.
You can get in touch with us here.
I hope you find the website useful, do spread the word and feel free to sign up to the mailing list to keep up to date with local information and the blog and if you are a local business and would like to be considered for the directory then please do get in touch.
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Epsom and Ewell Families Business Directory and Blog summary:
- The directory is a commercial directory and all services that appear are vetted in a 3 step process that includes us speaking to at least 3 people that have used the service.
- You can read the recommendations 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 occasions we will do a review on places just because we want to.