Well .... here I am ... Ilona Reid!
Having worked in the 'corporate world' my whole career in a range of industries from general insurance, glass, automotive and finally recruitment, somewhere in between all this I managed to find and marry my awesome husband Jeff.
After some travel and enjoying life as a couple, we decided to start a family.
As I wasn’t planning on going back to work after the baby was born meant I had to start getting used to the idea of becoming a 'stay at home Mum' … the concept of having all this ‘free time’ was lovely at first …. but having a self employed husband meant I needed to do my share.
It was September 2008, we’d had a 10 month old son and at the time I was 5 months pregnant. After a lot of asking, checking, research, planning, attending workshops, touching base with old workmates and doing all the other things you need to do to start a business - the Gossip Box concept finally got off the ground.
Gossip Box has been a dream of mine for some time now and to be able to do something I really LOVE, which I can work around our family commitments and get paid for has been an amazing ride, one of which will hopefully continue for many years.
The Gossip Box journey has relied heavily on the power word of mouth can bring. For anyone that has sent a Gossip Box, told someone about us, shared our social media posts, put our flyers up, referred us to their colleagues, helped behind the scenes, returned my calls or called me, my warmest thanks to each one of you for taking the time and for giving us a chance.
So, the next time you're in the market for a gift - let me help you send a gift that will be talked about for years to come .... for ALL the right reasons!
Til then, keep smiling :)