Hanging By A Fred - My business Journery

August 09, 2017



Freddie Matthews gave an excellent talk at Calvert Trust Kielder's latest networking coffee morning, held at Vallum Farm and Restaurant. Chatterbox is a ladies only networking group hosted bi-monthly by Calvert Trust Kielder and Handelsbanken and is an informal networking event where like minded business woman can meet to talk and network.



This month's ten minute slot was hosted by Freddie Matthew's of Hanging by a Fred, a fabulous company that creates jewellery, woven mats, coiled rope bowls, key rings, pet accessories, travel mug cosies and more.



Freddie gave a very frank and honest discussion as to what made her start this business, how the first two years have been and things she has learned along the way.

Hanging by a Fred was first started after Freddie's father passed away, struggling with mental health issues Freddie turned to old climbing rope of her father's to create something new from something that was no longer used.


This therapeutic creativity progressed quickly with Freddie now having stalls, her own website and social media pages and recently being accepted by Not on the High Street.  She has received funding and has been helped by mental health funding to continue to grow her amazing product and company.

Freddie's talk at Chatterbox was inspiring for anyone that has struggled with grief or mental health and her 'Can-Do' attitude shows determination and pride in a product she has grown.

Chatterbox is a bi-monthly ladies networking meeting, to find out more please contact Calvert Trust Kielder or find us on Eventbrite.

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