Flying the flag for building self-esteem

A successful Morpeth businesswoman is hoping her own against-the-odds story will help inspire others who are struggling.

Friday, 31st August 2018, 12:40 pm
Updated Thursday, 30th August 2018, 18:36 pm
Emma Weston-Jones (front right) at Birtley with networking colleagues.

Emma Weston-Jones, whose bunting business was a prop supplier for the film Paddington 2, is now offering her skills as a life coach through Blue Space.

Originally from Liverpool, Emma launched Emma Bunting in 2004 to design and supply British-made bunting for children’s birthday parties, weddings and events, and in 2012 founded Morpeth Women’s’ Network.

But as a child, single mum Emma was adopted by strict parents, struggling for years to feel accepted and suffering crippling low self-esteem.

Emma moved with her parents to Tokyo where the culture opened up her mind to travelling.

She said: “I have been given some amazing opportunities, but the experiences of your formative years never leave you. That’s why I am keen to help others.

“I now run a successful business that has organically grown enough for me to spend more time focusing on other projects.

“Even when I was at my lowest ebb I felt empowered by the fact that I was able to help someone else. I don’t want people to feel as lost as I did when I felt there was no-one to pull me out of the sadness I was in.”

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