New customers wanted

If the answer is yes, you are probably considering alternative ways of
finding/reaching new ones. Well you may not be alone in that regard,

After all as the saying goes, “if you always do what you have always done…

I am always on the lookout for new customers too and one of the ways that has worked really well
most recently is to have others advocate for me, these are people who are as passionate as I am about what I am doing and they spot opportunities for me to access new customers or they tell others about my products in my absence:-)

If you have considered expanding in new markets such as Africa in order to access new consumers and I tell you they are a lot one country quoted 900Million of them, although this was based on its geographical location.

If this is your plan, you would be pleased to know that some familiar companies such as Orange, Price Water Coopers,Saatchi and Saatchi, PFK, Rio Tinto, Tullow Oil etc are already there

But do you know where to start? If not would you be willing to give up an evening of your time to find out from the people who have got the answers? And by these I mean the African High Commissioners and Ambassadors.

If so please register for your place at

And oh if you are looking for an opportunity to offset your carbon footprint, they can help with this too!

Introducing Ethnic Supplies

 Ethnic Supplies was established in 2007  following a visit to  Uganda in December 2006. I was so shocked by the poverty I witnessed that I resolved to do something on my return to the UK. The result is an online business that supports women involved in textile and handicraft production.


Ethnic Supllies works to reduce poverty amongst East African women involved in textile and handicraft production. My aims are to ensure that their products reach the international Market and this involves buying products from female producers for resale in these markets. In many African countries women are still marginalized, excluded from education and formal employment but retain responsibilities for ensuring that the family is clothed and fed.

Ethnic Supplies  supports women in the East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Madagascar by sourcing handmade handicrafts and fashion accessories from suppliers that support women to be financially independent or directly from established women’s groups in rural locations.

The women we work with are almost always excluded from any form of employment and this is their only source of income, therefore buying our products provides valuable income to these women.

Radio Interview with the Blog Radio

I had the rare opportunity of discussing my work with the Canadian Unstoppable Coach Frankie Picasso and you can listen to that interview by following this link