by Avril Campbell
East Lothian Courier wrote a feature about my visit to the House of Lords in June 2023.
A Musselburgh entrepreneur attended the House of Lords to mark the end of a programme to support the growth of small businesses.
The visit by Geraldine McCullagh, founder of Me-Time Therapies, followed her involvement with Small Business Britain’s Small & Mighty Programme.
Having won several awards for her products, which are sold on Amazon, Geraldine continues to make all her natural products by hand at her Denholm Avenue home. Offering a range of natural products that enhance relaxation and rejuvenation, including massage balms and gift kits, Me-Time Therapies is “committed to providing individuals with the ‘me-time’ they deserve”.
Geraldine discloses all the natural ingredients used with her products and, with a commitment to sustainability, almost all the products are vegan. Every product is handmade, chemical-free, gluten-free, skin and eco friendly, she said.
In addition to promoting the importance of self-care, Geraldine is a current mentor at Musselburgh’s Queen Margaret University, supporting students who are looking to start their own ventures.
Enrolment on the Small & Mighty programme has supported Geraldine and other small firms with ideas for business growth and their decision-making processes.
The end of the six-week programme was celebrated at the House of Lords in London.
Geraldine, a Musselburgh resident for the past 20 years, said: “As a qualified clinical aromatherapist and reflexologist for the past 27 years, I embedded my expertise into a unique range of handmade natural products six years ago to deliver self-care and support to as many people as possible.
“The help given throughout the programme has been amazing and to cap it all off with an invite to the House of Lords is incredible.
“I am proud to have been part of the Small & Mighty Programme, who all share the passion small business owners such as myself have for our local community and economy.”