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Tired of Googling ‘how to make candles?’ Work with Jo Macfarlane, Leading Scottish Chandler to learn all the skills of candle making

You can now learn candle making online on one of the three courses offered globally.

Read what attendees say about their in-person workshop on Trip Advisor  and Visit Scotland

Have fun, learning a new skill making candles in the comfort of your own home. Join over 500 attendees in 12 countries who have learned new skills in candle making since covid. 

I work with luxury hotels, event managers and clients like Porsche in London and across Scotland to create Private Label candles. ‘ If you would like to work together please give me a call on 03332420342 or email me at jo@jomacfarlane.com

  • WHO – I am a highly driven creative with an insatiable appetite for learning and sharing knowledge.
  • WHAT– I am a candle maker who runs Jo Macfarlane candle school™  and passionate about helping people build a candle business from their kitchen table. 
  • WHY – To empower people to learn new skills.
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FEATURES, PRESS & AWARDS

  • f:Entrepreneur #iAlso100 2021
  • Shortlisted for Fife Chamber Greenest Business 2020
  • Plastic free champion awarded for the effort to reduce single use plastics in the business.
  • Finalist Best Women Awards London 2019
  • Attended House of Lords as a guest of The Lord Young of Graffam in March for Afternoon Tea to celebrate 100 Women Led Businesses in the #ialso Campaign run by Fentrepreneur. Read more here on Linkedin 
  • A finalist for ‘Best Multi Channel’ Business with The Smalls Awards in Marylebone London.
  • I was invited to celebrate International Women’s Day at The Corinthia Hotel in London alongside 19 other Inspirational Women through F  Entrepreneur Top 100
  • In 2017 I won one of the Small Business Saturday 100 places, alongside 8 other Scottish Businesses. We attended Number 10 Downing Street for a reception. Read about how you can take part here. Small Business Saturday
  • In June I was at the House Of Lords for Lord Young of Grafton’s summer reception. As guest of the Small Business Charter.
  • I attended a reception with the Chancellor of the Exchequer at Number 11 Downing Street in December.
  • I won Small Business Sunday with Theo Paphitis, ‘Women on Wednesday’ with Jacqueline Gold and a handful of other Social Media Awards.
  • I have had paintings exhibited in galleries in Edinburgh and Glasgow, and even appeared on the TV show Magpie for a series (ahem who???).
  • Published in Elsewhere, a poetry book by Karen T Brown with tiny illustrations.
  • Roseanna Croft – Legacy podcast series
  • UK Health Radio – Interview

WHEN NOT MAKING CANDLES 

Jo can be found running Marathons, Duathlon’s, skydiving, skiing, cycling and taking part in Triathlons – Read her embarrassing Triathlon Newbie Report here. Jo is also mum to 20,000+ bees and an artist. 

Jo has always been involved in Charity work, from walking the Great Wall of China to swimming the distance  22 miles of the Virtual English Channel but in the freezing North Sea. She currently volunteers at her local community fridge. With a voracious appetite for reading she completed 100 business & self help books in a year challenge. 

Jo published her bestselling book Ask & Act in lockdown. You can buy a copy here

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Candles are your life and you want more!

Tired of working the 9-5 grind?

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Not sure where to start and think if you don’t take action soon you’ll be in the same place this time next year?

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