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March 25, 2019

#041 A Life Well Travelled - Janet Phillips

#041  A Life Well Travelled - Janet Phillips

In this episode Susan talks to Janet Phillips whose entrepreneurial spirit led her to set up a hugely successful business in Hong Kong. A change of circumstances led her to sell up and move back to the UK where she proceeded to establish herself in farming and to develop her arts and crafts business. 

About the Guest:

Janet Phillips began life in rural Derbyshire spending holidays working on the family farm and from an early life enjoying art and crafts. Dyslexia meant that passing exams was never going to be easy, however she persevered in order to gain the qualifications needed to go to art college.She took a degree in fine art sculpture and then qualified as a teacher. A job in Hong Kong beckoned and she moved out there and rose to the challenge teaching art lessons in french.

Listen to Janet explain how she began her entrepreneurial journey with a mysterious buyer purchasing all her drawings at her first exhibition in Hong Kong. She has had several successful businesses in both Hong Kong and in UK, settling more recently in the Yorkshire Dales. From the Threshing Barn, in Reeth, Janet runs craft workshops and supports a loyal customer base who know that they can rely upon her for advice and quality products. Threshing Barn products can be purchased by contacting Janet in Reeth or at one of the many wool and textile events she attends throughout the year.

Valuable Resources:


Tel: 01748-884025

Email: threshingbarn24@btinternet.com

About the Host:

Susan has been living in Yorkshire for over 30 years. She is passionate about the county she has adopted as her home and she never ceases to be amazed at the wealth of talent ‘Inside Yorkshire’ and the tales that people have to tell.

She is actively involved in promoting Yorkshire businesses with audio production and  on social media.

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