The Mum Club Featuring Lady Bakewell-Park
You may have heard her name, or seen her pop up on your instagram of late, as Lady B's personalised biscuits take the internet by storm. A self taught baker she now champions her success in the Small business Top 100 and is an official Small Biz champion. We had the pleasure of chatting with Lady B to find out more about the women behind this growing success.
MY NAME IS … Becky Sebright-King aka Lady B
MY BRAND IS… Lady Bakewell-Park
I LIVE IN… Essex
I FEEL MOST AT HOME…In the kitchen
I AM A MUM AND… a wife, a daughter, a sister, a friend, a lover, a fighter... and mostly organised chaos at best.
THINGS THAT KEEP ME AWAKE AT NIGHT… worries - I worry constantly about everything and anything. Often it's about Mini B, other times it's about LIFE; relationships, friendships, and the ebbs and flows of those things that I can't always control.
WHEN I GREW UP I WANTED TO BE… a baker. Hurrah. Mission accomplished.
MY FIRST STEPS TAKEN TO START MY BRAND WERE... writing a blog and talking to my H2B at the time; we both worked in branding and we just sat and micro storyboarded my thought process. Hashtag geeks.
THE HARDEST PART OF MOTHERHOOD IS… the guilt; it's constant, it's relentless, and it's never ending. No matter what you do, the guilt doesn't seem to disappear.
THIS KEEPS ME SANE... music; I'd be lost without my music. There is always a song for some time or place.
I COULD NOT LIVE WITHOUT (PHYSICAL OBJECT)... The modern life answer is my phone. The idealistic answer is one of my favourite books; Austen's Pride and Prejudice or Niffenegger's Time Traveller's Wife.
MY BIGGEST RISK... starting LBP; I had no idea whether I could make this dream and vision I had, into a reality. And although my parents had been successful entrepreneurs, they let me fly the nest alone. Weirdly, at the time of setting up, it didn't feel like a big a risk, not until I started to really exchange money with customers.
MY BIGGEST ACCOMPLISHMENT... Becoming a mother. Mini B has made me want to be a better person, now that's an accomplishment I can't lay claim to - that's all Mini B's responsibility.
MY BEST PIECE OF ADVICE… Have courage and be kind; it's a fairly safe piece of advice and will always stand you in good stead.
AND LASTLY A PERSONAL ONE! I WOULD HAVE DONE THIS DIFFERENTLY IN MY LABOUR… I don't think there is anything! Everything happened as it could have and I felt pretty at ease in spite of the pain. I had a slight fear that dissipated quickly thanks to hypnobirthing, and the fact my Mum was in the room alongside my husband. Perhaps I'd have screamed and swore less; my Dad was on the other side of the wall where I was giving birth and said he felt so dreadfully traumatised hearing my pain but not being able to do anything about it.