Lucy Bradshaw

After finishing University gaining my Bachelor of Honours degree, I moved to Scotland, working many jobs, including a large financial bank and running a successful nursing agency branch to name but a few. 

I returned to studying achieving SVQ level 4 in health and social care for adults. I had a family and was very happy in my life, and then, in the blink of an eye, my health took a dramatic turn and I was in hospital for months. During this period my marriage broke down and against all odds, I finally got released from hospital. 

Needing to be able to attend the hospital, and fit round my son whilst allowing time for my body to recover. Rather than thinking ‘woe is me’, I thought, ‘well I might as well work for myself’. So that afternoon I set up my consultancy business which helped small businesses to start up including funding help, policy and procedures, risk assessments funding , website design and social media.

It became clear that websites and social media is a growing industry, so Skocia web design was born.  Working with a business partner to help deal with the demand, Skocia has evolved.  We now offer managed WordPress hosting doing daily backups and all updates of WordPress, themes and plugins keeping sites up to date, fast and super secure. Like your mobile phone your website needs to be constantly updated to run on the latest versions. We offer this for around the price of a mobile phone contract a month. Skocia has been running now for four years and during that time I was part of the committee for Ayrshire Business women. 

I ran a networking group for the owner allowing businesses to meet and connect with no fees, mentoring other women in business. I consult for business gateway and as recently as last week I have just purchased an online hampers business and can’t wait to see where I will take it.

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