Debbi Moore receives six-figure investment to expand across the pond
A six figure investment from NPIF - FW Capital Debt Finance, part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund (NPIF), is helping Debbi Moore Designs expand.....more
Shannon Beador's Food Line Just Scored a Nom for "Burger of the Year"
The Real Housewives of Orange County entrepreneur shares the down-to-earth diet and fitness tips that really work.
Shannon Beador is kicking butt in the gym — and on the grill. The Real Housewives of Orange County mom is on a major health kick, and has shaved off close to 30 pounds by exercising daily and eating clean. In fact, the RHOC pal has even made it her business to stick to a.....more
Voting opens for the British Sewing Awards in association with Create and Craft
Craft retailer and shopping TV channel, Create and Craft, are honoured to partner with Aceville publications to support the 2018 British Sewing Awards; a well-established event that is voted for by SEW.....more
QVC extends SES contract
British and Irish viewers will continue to receive QVC’s range of retail channels as the result of a multi-year renewal agreement signed with SES, including services from MX1.
The new agreement covers QVC’s continued lease of capacity from SES’ ASTRA 2G satellite and complementary ground services such as encoding, fibre, backup services.....more
Peter Simon Taken Off Air at Ideal World
Ideal World has removed Peter Simon from the channel following comments he made about Eastern Europeans live on air.
Peter Simon, who worked for Ideal World as a freelancer, has apologised for the “stupid and ill-judged comments” which he made while presenting a show on Thursday last week.
Peter Simon was getting angry with what appears to be a technical glitch, before stating: “Unless you’re Polish or you’re from Latvian countries....more
Ideal World Searches For New Fitness Guest Presenter
on ITV’s, The Big Audition
Viewers are being given the chance to go behind the scenes of the casting world to witness real people being cast for real jobs in iTV’s highly anticipated show, The Big Audition. Launching on October 5th at 9:00pm GST, the six part series will feature Ideal World, one of the UK’s largest TV shopping channels.
In the first episode, the search to find a new TV fitness guest presenter is a challenge for the Ideal World casting panel composed of Fran Busby; Managing Director, Andy Hodgson; Head of TV and Peter Simon.....more
Create and Craft searches for new presenter on ITV's
The Big Audition
Create and Craft are casting for a presenter. It’s a prestigious job at the pinnacle of the crafting world. The auditionees include 68-year-old grandma Francie, hairdresser Hayley, who crafts with her young daughters, and Zack, who shows off his hand-made and astonishingly lifelike paper birds......more
HSN to cut hundreds of workers as it merges with QVC under new ‘QXH’ business unit
After struggling to turn a profit under its new parent company, HSN is being combined with QVC under a new name, prompting major layoffs at the local headquarters. [HSN file photo, 2017] After struggling to turn a profit under its new parent company, HSN is being combined with QVC under a new name, prompting major layoffs at the local headquarters.
Hundreds of HSN employees are losing their jobs as their parent company.....more
Ofcom fines JML Media for breaking licensing rules
Ofcom has imposed a £7,500 fine on JML Media Limited for breaching licensing rules.
We found that JML Media Limited failed to disclose to Ofcom the political associations of one of its directors and major shareholders. This meant that the Licensee rendered itself disqualified from holding its broadcasting licence, under restrictions in the.....more
New CEO at Ideal Shopping Direct
Jamie Martin is the new CEO of Ideal Shopping Direct, Martin a former founder of Hochanda TV.
Jamie Martin said “ I am looking forward to this new challenge, getting to grips leading two similar but yet very different businesses, each with their own unique potential. I’m focused on growing both and delivering to all our stakeholders (shareholders, staff and particularly our suppliers) the success which.....more
Ideal World’s Exclusive Launch Of The Vibrapower Slim 2 Plus
Kickstart your fitness resolutions before the New Year!
Stay fit this festive season with the Vibrapower Slim 2 Plus, the newest addition to the Vibrapower Collection, launching exclusively at Ideal World on Friday 21st of December at 7pm.....more
Superbreak offer more than just a weekend getaway with Ideal World
Ideal World is delighted to partner with Super Break, the short break specialists for over 35 years. Founded in 1983, Super Break have helped over 1.5 million customer’s nationwide plan their perfect getaway.
Super Break allow you to plan every element of your trip in one simple place......more
Create and Craft support Singer in their Singer Sew with Patrick 2019 competition.
The BBC have announced the television series The Great British Sewing Bee will be returning to our screens for 8 episodes from Tuesday 12th February, putting sewing back into the spotlight. Create and Craft have seen success of the show's previous seasons, with a positive effect on sewing and the sewing.....more
Create and Craft welcomes multi-award winning Crafter’s Companion
Create and Craft is excited to welcome multi-award winning Crafter’s Companion to Create and Craft TV.
Crafter's Companion has stated that the new partnership will give it the chance to offer greater variety, deliver more innovation and the ability to concentrate more on educational and inspiring demonstrations, all of which are really important to company founder Sara Davies and are sentiments echoed by everyone at Create and Craft.
Crafter’s Companion was set up in 2005 by Sara Davies MBE from her university bedroom while she was studying for her degree. Sara had a bright idea while working in a local craft shop, where she spotted a gap in the market for a tool that could create.....more
Create and Craft welcome Tonic Studios
Create and Craft is delighted to welcome Tonic Studios to Create and Craft TV.
Tonic Studios was established in the UK in 2001 initially focusing on the stationery/office/paper crafts and garden hand tools markets in collaboration with other brands. Our belief has always been on.....more
Create and Craft voted Papercraft Retailer of the Year at the British Craft Awards 2019
Create and Craft, the Original and Multi-Award Winning TV Channel, is pleased to announce that it has been awarded the WINNER of Papercraft Retailer of the Year at The British Craft Awards 2019 which is run by Immediate Media Co, publishers of Cardmaking & Papercraft, Simply Knitting, Mollie Makes, The World of Cross Stitch and many more crafting titles. Celebrating the best of the crafting world, the British Craft Awards 2019 are contested awards for excellence.....more
Ideal World Celebrate Their 19th Birthday in Style - With Free P&P, Razzmatazz and All That Jazz!
Ideal World invites you to join them in their dazzling Gatsby-inspired 19th Birthday! Starting at 12:00 pm Wednesday 20th of March running until Monday 25th of March, this 6 day event offers FREE P&P.....more
Ideal World To Launch One-Off Show Featuring CEO
Home shopping retailer, Ideal Shopping Direct will have a special guest presenting on their flagship channel Ideal World this upcoming Saturday March 16th. Recently appointed CEO, Jamie Martin will host three hours of speciality shows titled Jamie Martin’s Premium Picks.
Jamie joined Ideal Shopping Direct as CEO in December 2018 coming from a long history of TV shopping channel backgrounds. His first live TV experience was actually on Ideal World years ago when he was a guest presenter for Vostok.....more
Bambeautiful natural haircare brand makes TV shopping debut with Celebrity Guest
New haircare brand Bambeautiful is delighted to announce a live launch with Ideal World and celebrity guest Nadia Sawalha.
1 in 4 women suffer with thinning hair yet only 2% of the haircare market is offering products that cater to this issue. This hot topic has consumers, public figures and experts providing more advice, top tips and conversation on how to combat hair loss than ever before. 47% of women have even said they would spend their life savings to regain.....more
CREATE AND CRAFT ARE SWEET 16!
Multi award winning TV craft channel, Create and Craft, turns 16 on Monday 8th April! Now broadcasting live on TV and online to 70 million homes in the UK and US, Create and Craft has come a long way since the very first show aired back in 2003.
The innovative new TV craft shopping concept quickly grew from strength to.....more
Fruugo, the rapidy growing global marketplace, appoints Mike Hancox, former CEO of Shop Direct, Otto UK and Ideal Shopping Direct, as Chairman
Fruugo.com, the fast growing global marketplace platform is delighted to announce that Mike Hancox, previously CEO of Ideal Shopping Direct and former CEO of Shop Direct and former CEO of Otto UK (part of the world’s largest home shopping group), has been appointed as Chairman of Fruugo.com Limited.....more
LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION! Create and Craft’s August Bank Holiday Blockbuster Event
Create and Craft are inviting you to the premiere of their smash-hit summer Blockbuster event launching on Wednesday 22nd August and running until Monday 27th August for an extended Bank Holiday Weekend of irresistible offers. This Blockbuster event will be showcasing Create and Craft’s leading brands, and bringing you their star products at their best.....more