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Chesterfield entrepreneur sets up new Derbyshire wellness retreats company

A new wellness retreats business has been launched in Derbyshire by a Chesterfield-based entrepreneur. Bliss Retreats has been launched with the help of a start-up loan from the British Business Bank.

Director Jo Jepson spent most of her childhood and teenage years adventuring in the Peak District, where her love of the landscape and calmness of nature gave her the self-healing tools to manage all of life’s ups and downs.

Having worked at senior levels in the charity sector for over 20 years she decided to launch her own business, with the ambition to create family-run business, creating a legacy for her own sons and grandson.

Bliss retreats fosters mindfulness and wellbeing retreats, workshops and we have plans to deliver corporate away days, to reset and recharge your mind, body and spirit.

The passion and vision of all of of the retreats is driven through harnessing the power of nature to recentre, rebalance, rejuvenating minds, achieving better health and wellbeing.

Jo said: “Bliss Retreats works in partnership with expert practitioners and therapists, and together the business creates a safe and joyful space, providing grounding and relief to people from all walks of life who may be experiencing poor mental wellbeing, feeling overwhelmed by life or just looking to balance out their hectic lifestyles with some “me time”.

“Using various practices such as yoga, breath work, sound healing, mindfulness, meditation, crystal healing, reiki, forest bathing and taking time immersed in nature, we strive to deliver a safe and welcoming space that encourages transformation, connectedness and wellbeing.”

Find out more about the business at:

The Start Up Loans programme helps people start or grow their businesses and is part of the government-owned British Business Bank’s remit to making finance markets work better for smaller businesses. They can borrow up to £25,000 at a fixed interest rate of 6% per annum and repay the loan over one to five years. The programme also provides 12 months of free business mentoring.

If you would like to learn more about Start Up Loans support, visit:

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Josh Marsh

Destination Chesterfield Coordinator (Investment and Marketing)

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