Our Businesses

Mark and I run an online business importing semi-precious gemstones – The Bead Lagoon Ltd – which is every girls dream. The only problem is I can never choose what beads I want for myself! I love choosing new beads for our range and always welcome requests from our customers. There is something very satisfying about finding an unusual stone or particular cut that someone has wanted to create an amazing piece of jewellery with!

The beads are not our only business interest! We started entering Facebook & Twitter competitions every now and then for fun, being true geeks we made a ‘database’ to keep track of our entries and statistics of the value of the the prizes we had entered for and won! After a little while of using the 1st version ourselves we thought other people may find it useful and The Competition Database was born! We launched the site Easter 2015 and it has been such a great project to work on!

I am fortunate enough to be the girlfriend of an amazing coder. Mark can not only create the most awesome websites but also writes the most amazing back end programs. We found that we couldn’t find an accounting software package that met our needs exactly so Mark wrote one! Marks real passion is games coding, which I hope to be able to help with when I have learnt enough! We are planning to teach our twins to code as soon as possible so we can have family projects 🙂

Nicola x

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