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On the 23rd December 2022, Nicola Briginshaw Founder and Creative Director of Fuschia Designs, from Reading in Berkshire, was recognised by British businesswoman, Jacqueline Gold CBE, for her success as a female entrepreneur, and awarded with a prestigious #WOW badge.


Nicola was selected by Jacqueline after she entered ‘Women on Wednesday’ – a competition launched by Jacqueline in 2011 to celebrate the growing number of UK female entrepreneurs and businesswomen. Women on Wednesday (#WOW) takes place every week and is run through Jacqueline’s LinkedIn and Instagram page. When selecting the winner, Jacqueline looks for businesses that are interesting, that have strong brand values and that she thinks have potential to grow and succeed in their industry. She looks for quality products and services, well designed websites and entrepreneurs who demonstrate good business acumen and who have spotted a gap in the market that meets the consumer’s needs.


Nicola has a passion for design and a love of stationery and accessories. Her background and experience she has developed over the years shines through with her products and brand appeal. Her friendly and informative approach and energy is reflected in the way she works with her clients and suppliers.


Jacqueline Gold says: “Fuschia Designs is a brand that has continued to evolve over time, and grow to match the market trends - which is why I have chosen them as this weeks WOW winner. Nicola designs beautiful luxury leather stationery and accessories, with the option to personalise them. Such a lovely idea for a gift or to treat yourself!


Fuschia Designs is located in the countryside of Reading in Berkshire, they work with local suppliers and support manufacturing in England. After graduating with a degree in Textile Design and going on to specialise in print for fashion and interiors - it is clear that Nicola has pursued her passion and made a dream career for herself. Utilising the skills she learnt throughout her education and building a business. I admire her determination and work ethic - plus I love supporting independent businesses.


Welcome to WOW, Fuschia Designs!”

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