Success Stories & Media CoverageSuccess StoriesWe love to hear what a difference direct selling has made to people's lives. Here you can read some truly inspirational, real-life stories from genuine direct sellers.Victoria HoulstonAVONVictoria tells us how what started out as a lockdown side-hustle, quickly became her passion.READ MOREKaren GolderTHE BODY SHOP AT HOMEKaren tells us about the difference her Body Shop At Home business has made to her life.READ MOREClare KinsellaORIFLAMEClare tells us how her desire to work more flexibly, led her to start her own Oriflame business.READ MOREArlene FinglandFOREVER LIVING PRODUCTSArlene shares why she made the decision to leave her full-time job and devote more time to her business.READ MOREElisabeth MartinRELIVElisabeth shares the key to her success, what motivates her and what Reliv means to her and her family.READ MOREGianluca ParenteORGANO GOLDGianluca tells us what inspired him to start his own network marketing business with Organo Gold.READ MOREDiana PageFOREVER LIVING PRODUCTSDiana tells us how she built one of the most successful Forever businesses in the UK.READ MOREMorag NicolPARTYLITEMorag tells us how she's had to adapt her business in response to the COVID-19 crisis.READ MORECarron CharlesworthUSBORNE BOOKS AT HOMECarron turned potential adversity into success, using her background in training to develop a sales team.READ MOREAlice TintonTHE 1:1 DIET BY CAMBRIDGE WEIGHT PLANWhen Alice realised that her side hustle was earning her as much as her salary, she made it her sole focus.READ MOREIndu MurthyAMWAYIndu had built up a successful career in accountancy before deciding to set up a side hustle with AmwayREAD MORENatalie ValentiFOREVER LIVING PRODUCTSNatalie was working as a yoga teacher when she decided to try retailing Forever Living’s aloe vera productsREAD MOREJacqui LewisTHE 1:1 DIET BY CAMBRIDGE WEIGHT PLANJacqui is modest in praising herself but you can’t stop her when it comes to talking about her beloved team!READ MORENafisa PatelTHE 1:1 DIET BY CAMBRIDGE WEIGHT PLANNafisa tells us how she grew an incredibly successful business with The 1:1 Diet by Cambridge Weight Plan.READ MOREVikki MacDonaldUSBORNE BOOKS AT HOMEVikki tells us what motivated her to start her Usborne Books At Home career.READ MOREJane Beer-JonesCAPTAIN TORTUEJane, a Captain Tortue Consultant, shares what inspired her to start her #sidehustle.READ MOREComing Soon!More inspirational stories coming soon!READ MORE Do you have an inspirational direct seller's story from your company? Click here to e-mail us about it and get their story published!Media CoverageWe are passionate about spreading the positive story of direct selling throughout the UK. Here we are proud to share some of our Media coverage.Direct selling is named as one of the best side hustles for retirees.THE EXPRESS 24th November 2022READ MOREThe Body Shop At Home Consultant Karen Golder's story is featured in this piece.THE EXPRESS 21st November 2022READ MOREThe story of a Direct Seller from Vorwerk featured in an article on "unretirement".THE DAILY EXPRESS 17th October 2022READ MOREDirect selling as an example of a side hustle in today’s ‘thriving gig economy’.THE TELEGRAPH 2nd October 2022READ MOREThe story of a Consultant from The 1:1 Diet by Cambridge Weight Plan.THE SUN 27th September 2022READ MOREFeaturing an AquaSource seller, who's earnings combat the rising cost of bills.THE i NEWSPAPER 24th August 2022READ MOREA positive piece, featuring Anne-Marie Clayton, who has a business with Forever Living.THE SUNDAY TIMES 21st August 2022READ MOREThe story of an AquaSource Direct Seller, Vili Karatanova, is featured.THE DAILY EXPRESS 18th June 2022READ MOREDirect selling is featured as a way to make extra money from home, by Stephi LaReine.STEPHI LAREINE 6th June 2022READ MOREArticle featuring the winner of The 1:1 Diet by Cambridge Weight Plan's Star of the Year Award.NORTHANTS LIFE 10th May 2022READ MOREAvon CEO has been named at Management Today's Trailblazer of the Year.MANAGEMENT TODAY 28th April 2022READ MOREArticle featuring the winners of DSA Stars Partnership Award 2022.THIS IS WILTSHIRE 23rd April 2022READ MOREDirect selling is listed as a way to earn additional income, in light of rising bills.THE DAILY EXPRESS 1st April 2022READ MOREArticle talking about the difference direct selling can make amid rising bills.THE SUNDAY TIMES 27th March 2022READ MOREAn article by Susannah Schofield OBE for International Women's Day.STARTUPS MAGAZINE 8th March 2022READ MOREArticle exploring the benefits of direct selling as a way to make money later in life.SIXTY PLUS SURFERS 1st March 2022READ MOREDirect selling is included in ‘ten of the best side hustles to earn £500 per month’.THE SUNDAY EXPRESS 20th February 2022READ MOREThree direct sellers are interviewed in an article on the resurgence of direct selling.THE EXPRESS 5th February 2022READ MOREAn Aquasource seller explains how her side hustle is helping with rising hoursehold bills.THE DAILY EXPRESS 4th February 2022READ MOREArticle which references the recent growth in the Direct Selling sector.THE TELEGRAPH 29th January 2022READ MORERetail Gazette article reporting on the appointment of the new DSA Board Chair, Simon Bowler.RETAIL GAZETTE 19th January 2022READ MORERetail Gazette shares how DSA Member Companies achieved sales in excess of £1B in 2020.RETAIL GAZETTE 21st June 2021READ MORE"Direct Selling has never been more relevant." How Avon is embracing digital platforms to reach a younger generation.MARKETING WEEK 10th May 2021READ MOREArticle explaining what Direct Selling is and what to consider when looking at starting your own business.SIMPLY BUSINESS 7th May 2021READ MOREArticle outlining the growth in social selling seen in Q1 2021, featuring comment from the DSA.RETAIL GAZETTE 26th April 2021READ MOREPositive piece on the growth of direct selling in 2020, featuring comment from the DSA & Susannah Schofield OBE.MSN Money 22nd April 2021READ MOREPositive piece on the growth of direct selling in 2020, featuring comment from the DSA & Susannah Schofield OBE.THE I NEWSPAPER 22nd April 2021READ MOREArticle featuring the success story of a Consultant from The 1:1 Diet by Cambridge Weight Plan.PICK ME UP MAGAZINE 8th April 2021READ MOREDirector General, Susannah Schofield OBE, shares her outlook for the future of post-pandemic retail.RETAIL GAZETTE 6th April 2021READ MORESusannah Schofield OBE speaks of her passion for supporting women in business, in recognition of IWD.THE SUCCESSFUL FOUNDER 8th March 2021READ MORESusannah Schofield OBE is interviewed in the BBC's "Morning Live" as part of a segment on Direct Selling.MORNING LIVE 27th January 2021READ MOREStarting your own direct selling business is given as a suggestion for things to achieve during lockdown.PAUSE her 12th January 2021READ MOREDirector General, Susannah Schofield OBE, shares her outlook for the direct selling industry in 2021.THE WORLD OF DIRECT SELLING 28th December 2020READ MOREA positive article on the growth of the industry referencing the DSA and several Member Companies.THE DAILY MAIL 9th December 2020READ MOREA great article from The Mirror that features a case study of an Avon Representative.THE MIRROR 10th November 2020READ MOREThe DSA, and the recent growth in Direct Selling in the UK, was mentioned in this article in The Times.THE TIMES 29th October 2020READ MOREMike Roberts, from LegalShield UK, speaks of the importance of employees knowing their rights.THE EXPRESS 28th October 2020READ MOREDirector General, Susannah Schofield OBE, is the latest guest in the "Success Is In The Mind" PodcastSUCCESS IS IN THE MIND 9th September 2020LISTENThe DSA UK is referenced in this article on the growth of a Direct-To-Consumer brandESSENTIAL RETAIL 7th July 2020READ MOREDSA Board member and Avon General Manager, Western Europe, Matthieu Comard is interviewed.RETAIL GAZETTE 18th June 2020READ MORESusannah Schofield OBE comments on the re-opening of non-essential shops following COVID-19 lockdownESSENTIAL RETAIL 15th June 2020READ MOREDirect-to-consumer retail is the focus of this article which explores the rising popularity of direct sellingRETAIL GAZETTE 4th June 2020READ MOREThe resurging popularity of Tupperware party-style retail is explored in this articleTHE HERALD 3rd June 2019READ MOREThe rising popularity of direct-to-consumer retail models and virtual shopping partiesRETAIL GAZETTE 1st June 2020READ MORESusannah Schofield OBE is interviewed as part of a feature on direct sellingBBC RADIO 4 WOMAN'S HOUR June 2020READ MOREThe DSA is the focus of this article on the rise of Direct-to-consumer retail in the UKESSENTIAL RETAIL 29th May 2020READ MORESusannah Schofield OBE shares her thoughts on ‘social shopping’ in the future of UK retailESSENTIAL RETAIL 18th May 2020READ MOREDSA Director General, Susannah Schofield OBE will address Retail Week Live 2020RETAIL WEEK LIVE March 2020READ MOREBritish manufacturers set to pocket £13bn by swerving retailersTHIS IS MONEY 20th November 2019READ MOREBlackpool transgender woman wins Avon Seller of the Year AwardBLACKPOOL GAZETTE 7th November 2019READ MORE80% of workers ignorant of legal rightsTHE TIMES 8th October 2019READ MOREStaff at Warwick-based company scoop two awardsWARWICK COURIER 26th September 2019READ MOREExhausted mother lost thee stone and ditched her corporate jobDAILY MAIL 17th September 2019READ MORENetwork marketing helped me sack the bossKEY WOMEN IN BUSINESS MAGAZINE 2nd August 2019READ MOREMeet The MD: Christopher McDermott, The 1:1 DietBUSINESS QUARTER 25th June 2019READ MORELianne Explains How Network Marketing Changed Her LifeKEY WOMEN IN BUSINESS MAGAZINE 20th June 2019READ MORESusannah Schofield OBE, is profiled in an interview with Retail GazetteRETAIL GAZETTE 26th March 2019READ MOREThe rising popularity of side hustles in the UKTHE TIMES 23rd March 2019READ MORE Have you had some great media coverage for your company? 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