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DSA in the News - 2015 

Yours.co.uk - 10th December 2015 
 
One day Goody Bag Giveaway! 
 
As part of their Christmas Advent Competition, Yours.co.uk visitors were given the chance to win a goody bag filled with treats from DSA Member Companies worth £250! 
 
You can view the competition online here. 
Business of Fashion - 30th November 2015 
 
Will social selling work in fashion? 
 
Business of Fashion have discussed the success of the direct selling business model within the beauty and jewellery industry, and the popularity of using social media to help promote and build businesses. After all this success, could the fashion sector work within the direct selling industry? 
 
You can read the full article here. 
Family Friendly Working - 30th November 2015 
 
Family Friendly Working reports back on DSA Awards 
 
Our Stars of Direct Selling Awards have been covered in Family Friendly Working, who have shared our event success, along with some great figures on the size of our industry, along with the opportunities within direct selling. 
 
You can read the full article here. 
Cotswold Journal - 27th November 2015 
 
DSA Winner shares story in multiple newspapers 
 
Jackie Venables, Winner of this year's 50+ Direct Seller of the Year at our Stars of Direct Selling Awards, has shared her story on why she became an Oriflame Consultant, and the growth of her business, which has spanned across decades! 
 
Read the full story here. 
Milton Keynes Citizen - 26th November 2015 
 
Three generation direct selling business wins at the DSA Awards 
 
Brenda Wills, Sally and Victoria Brinner are three generations of direct sellers, and this year's DSA Partnership of the Year Award Winner. The family, who together run their Amway business, have shared their direct selling journey in the Milton Keynes Citizen. 
Dorset Echo - 22nd November 2015 
 
Dorset Echo shares story of Awards Finalist 
 
Libby Reynolds, an Avon Representative, became a finalist at this year's Stars of Direct Selling Awards ceremony in the 'Direct Selling Rising Star of the Year' category. Libby has been very successful in just six short months of running her Avon business and shares her story here
Virgin Entrepreneur - 20th November 2015 
 
The rise of the young entrepreneur 
 
Our latest figures from our Annual Survey have been shared on Virgin Entrepreneur, discussing how there are now 88,000 direct sellers under the age of 25, showing entrepreneurial spirit and running their own businesses. The article also shares that 30% of direct sellers in the UK use their business as their sole income, with direct selling really becoming more of a mainstream career path. 
 
You can read the full article here. 
View from Bridport & West Bay - 19th November 2015 
 
Further coverage for Direct Selling Rising Star of the Year 
 
The View from Bridport & West Bay has shared the story of Cambridge Weight Plan Consultant, Jodie Jane Martinez, who won this year's 'Direct Selling Rising Star of the Year' Award. Read the full article here. 
BBC Radio Solent - 18th November 2015 
 
DSA Awards Winners share their direct selling stories in radio show 
 
Cambridge Weight Plan Consultants, Rose Bunce and Jodie Jane Martinez, have both been interviewed on BBC Radio Solent following winning at our DSA Awards. Both ladies shared their stories on how they first became direct sellers and why the direct selling business model works for them. 
 
You can listen to the interview from 1:23:00 here.  
Dorset Echo - 13th November 2015 
 
Paper shares stories of local winners at Stars of Direct Selling Awards 
 
The Dorset Echo shares the success of two of this year's Stars of Direct Selling Award winners. Rose Bunce and Jodie Jane Martinez, both Cambridge Weight Plan Consultants, won the 'Direct Selling Star of the Year' and 'Direct Selling Rising Star of the Year' awards at this year's ceremony. 
 
Read the full story here. 
Blackmore Vale Magazine - 11th November 2015 
 
Magazine recognises Award Winner at Stars of Direct Selling Awards 
 
Blackmore Vale Magazine have covered the success of Rose Bunce, Cambridge Weight Plan Consultant, and her win of the 'Direct Selling Star of the Year' Award at our Stars of Direct Selling Ceremony.  
 
Read Rose's inspiring story here. 
Homemaker Magazine - 6th November 2015 
 
Three chances to win some direct selling treats 
 
Readers of Homemaker magazine have not one, but THREE chances to win some fantastic products from DSA UK Member Companies! 
 
Pick up a copy for your chance to win today. 
Take a Break Magazine - 30th October 2015 
 
DSA UK Goody Bag featured in Take a Break Special Issue 
 
Take a Break magazine are giving away TWO of our Goody Bags, filled with a whole host of high quality products from DSA UK Members, in their special issue. 
 
You can enter online here. 
 
You can also enter the competition through the below links: 
Glamour Magazine UK - 6th October 2015 
 
Looking for a 'side hustle'? 
 
Glamour UK Magazine has discussed the rise in those choosing to take up a second job in order to boost their income. The article cited direct selling as a great opportunity to earn extra money alongside your current work commitments, along with mentioning some of our fantastic Member Companies Avon, NYR Organic, Miglio and Stella & Dot. 
 
To find out more about the earning opportunities within direct selling, click here. 
Business For Home - 5th October 2015 
 
DSA UK launch Stars of Direct Selling Awards 
 
Business For Home have shared the news on our upcoming Stars of Direct Selling Awards, which recognise the stars in our industry. The event, to be held on 6th November, is set to be a great day full of celebration with DSA UK Members and their Distributors. 
 
Read the full article here. 
Working Mums and Family Friendly Working - 29th September 2015 
 
Do you know a direct seller who deserves to be recognised? 
 
Our Stars of Direct Selling Awards have been covered in Working Mums and Family Friendly Working, sharing details of our exciting, upcoming awards, recognising the stars of our industry. The articles feature our eight award categories, our fantastic judges and further information on the direct selling industry. 
 
For further information on our Stars of Direct Selling Awards, click here
Woman's Own - 22nd September 2015 
 
Readers have the chance to win £200 pampering goody bags! 
 
Readers of Life! Death! Prizes!, Now Daily, What's On TV, Woman, Woman's Own and Woman's Weekly all have the chance to win a DSA UK Goody Bag filled with fantastic products from DSA UK Members, worth £200! 
 
You can enter through the links below: 
 
Startups - 17th September 2015 
 
DSA UK sees a swell in the number of under 25s working in direct selling 
 
Our latest results from our Annual Survey have revealed that the number of under 25s working as direct sellers has grown 16% since 2013, now making up 88,000 of the 400,000 direct sellers in the UK. 
 
Results also show that there has been an increase in the number of those working in their direct selling business on a full time basis, with 104,000 using their business as their sole income. 
 
You can read the full article here. 
 
You can also find further survey coverage in: 
Family Friendly Working - 8th September 2015 
 
Direct selling, can not only change your career path, it could change your life 
 
Many choose to go into direct selling as a way to earn an extra income on top of their wage, or as a way to work that fits in with a busy lifestyle. Fiona Wilkinson, from Canterbury, decided to take the plunge into direct selling in 2006, signing up as an Avon consultant. Since joining the company, Fiona has climbed in her business and never looked back. Read her story here. 
Mail on Sunday and Mail Online - 6th September 2015 
 
The opportunities within direct selling featured in national paper 
 
The Direct Selling Association UK and the direct selling industry has been cited in both the Mail on Sunday and Mail Online, discussing the opportunities presented by the business model: ‘Direct selling is regarded as a potential solution for parents who need work to fit around family; people who want to supplement income from another job, or retired workers who want to continue working part-time’. 
 
The article also features a case study of Avon consultant, Carrie, who shares her direct selling journey. 
 
You can read the full article online here. 
Good Housekeeping Magazine - 4th September 2015 
 
Direct selling cited as a great alternative earning opportunity 
 
Good Housekeeping have featured and discussed the opportunities within direct selling, and how it is a great alternative source for earning an extra income. 
 
The piece also features case studies of direct sellers from Stella & Dot, Captain Tortue and Myshowcase
 
Grab a copy this week. 
Stella Magazine - 20th July 2015 
 
Founder of DSA Member Stella & Dot shares her story behind the company 
 
Jessica Herrin, founder of Stella & Dot, has shared her story behind why she set up the company and her mission to not just turn a profit, but, "give women a confidence and a voice, ultimately to help them style their lives." 
 
The article also feautres case studies from the UK's top Stylists and our annual survey statistics. 
 
You can read the full article here. 
Reveal.co.uk - 17th July 2015 
 
Readers have the chance to win DSA £200 Goody Bag! 
 
Reveal.co.uk are giving one lucky reader the chance to win one of our fantastic DSA Goody Bags filled with a whole host of treats from our wonderful members, worth £200! You can enter here. 
 
Family Friendly Working - 29th June 2015 
 
Lynda Mills discusses striking the work-life balance in blog 
 
DSA UK Director, Lynda Mills, has written her first blog post at Family Friendly Working, discussing the difficulties many of us have in finding a good work-life balance, and how direct selling can help achieve this. 
 
Read the full blog post here. 
That's Life! Magazine - 10th June 2015 
 
DSA Goody Bag Giveaway featured in multiple magazines 
 
Reader's of That's Life!, Bella, TV Choice and Take a Break all have the chance to win one of our fantastic DSA Goody Bags, filled with direct selling treats worth £200! 
 
Enter here: 
Mum and Career - 5th June 2015 
 
What is direct selling, and is it for me? 
 
DSA UK Director, Lynda Mills, has written an article over at Mum and Career explaining the direct selling business model, the benefits of being a direct seller, and offers her advice on joining a company, along with pitfalls to avoid. 
 
You can read the full article here. 
Platinum Business Magazine - 1st June 2015 
 
Kelly Hoppen MBE joins forces with DSA UK Member Amway 
 
Multi-award winning Interior Designer and Dragon on BBC Dragon's Den, Kelly Hoppen MBE, has been announced as the lead judge for this year's Britain's Top Real Role Model, ran by Amway UK. 
 
Find out more about the competition here. 
Family Friendly Working - 29th May 2015 
 
Latest DSA Research shows Great Results for the industry 
 
Our latest consumer research, with YouGov, has revealed that over a third of the UK population (34%) has purchased through direct selling, with 7% of the population also having work as direct sellers. 
 
Read the full article here, along with further coverage here. 
Daily Express - 29th May 2015 
 
Survey Reveals Parents Spend a Third of Wages on Childcare 
 
Member company Avon have revealed shocking statistics from their most recent survey, discovering that forty per cent of parents have chosen to pass up a job because it conflicted with family obligations and and one in five UK parents will reduce their working hours because of this, this year. 
 
DSA UK Director, Lynda Mills, cites direct selling as an opportunity for parents to earn an income without having to compromise on family commitments. 
 
Read the full article here. 
Daily Mirror - 30th April 2015 
 
Daily Mirror features Avon Case Study 
 
The Daily Mirror has shared the story of Avon Sales Leader Sophie and her successful journey in direct selling so far. The coverage also highlights some of the benefits of direct selling including flexible and social working and cites direct selling as a great way to earn an extra income. 
 
Take a Break Magazine - 27th March 2015 
 
Clicks Win Prizes features our DSA UK Goody Bag! 
 
Readers of Take a Break magazine are being offered the chance to win one of our pampering goody bags filled with £200 worth of products from our fantastic Member Companies! 
OK! Magazine - 13th March 2015 
 
Win a DSA Goody Bag with OK! Magazine 
 
OK! readers are being given the chance to win £200 of direct selling goodies from Members of DSA UK! 
Prima - 4th March 2015 
 
Win a DSA UK Goody Bag worth £200! 
 
Readers of Prima magazine online have the chance to win a DSA Goody Bag filled with wonderful products from our Member Companies
 
The competition is now running for a month, to find out how to enter, click here. 
 
 
Moneywise Magazine - 1st March 2015 
 
Earn money by direct selling 
 
Moneywise magazine has written an article about how you can make an income through direct selling.  
 
The article discusses how to get started, what to look out for and mentions some of our great Members The Pampered Chef and Usborne Books At Home, along with featuring case studies of direct sellers from NYR Organic UK and Stella & Dot
 
You can also read the article online here. 
Daily Mirror - 26th February 2015 
 
Direct Selling cited as a good way to enjoy a flexible working pattern 
 
The Daily Mirror has cited direct selling as a great opportunity to earn an extra income without having a fixed working pattern. 
 
If you want to find out more about the fantastic opportunities within direct selling, follow the link here. 
Best Magazine - 19th February 2015 
 
Win a DSA UK Goody Bag worth £200! 
 
Followers of Best Magazine are currently being given the chance to win a pampering goody bag full of treats from DSA UK Members, worth a total of £200! 
 
The competition is now live for 2 weeks, and you can enter here. 
Saga Online - 29th January 2015 
 
Make money from home-selling parties 
 
Recent statistics show that a growing number of over-50s are becoming direct sellers, accounting for 29% of the 400,000 people direct selling in the UK. Saga discusses how to direct selling can help supplement retirement income, what is entailed when joining a direct selling company and what questions to ask before signing up. 
 
Saga, over 50, retirement
Daily Mirror - 8th January 2015 
 
Direct selling recommended as route back into work for mums 
 
The Daily Mirror have released their top recommended ways for mums to get back into work following time off to have children. Direct selling was recommended as a great opportunity to earn an income whilst still being able to work flexibly around family commitments.  
 
If you're looking to get back into work, we have a great range of companies who produce a wide variety of high quality products, with fantastic opportunities to build your own business. Find our Members here. 
 
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