Which Gift Indie Can Be Found Between The Covers? (Of A Book That Is!)

It’s not everyone who is asked to contribute a chapter to a book, but Jo Williams, owner of Joco Interiors in Nuneaton, was among the women who was asked to put pen to paper for the 2020 edition of the book ‘I Am A Woman Who’ which launched on Tuesday (July 7). Not only that, but a photo of Jo is featured on the back cover.

“Multiple women were asked to write a chapter about their life journey, and I was lucky enough to be one of them,” Jo told GiftsandHome.net  “It is a warts and all kind of bookwhere the women talk about their lives, and the highs and lows of getting to where they are now.”

Above: Jo Williams is featured on the back of the book, top row (second left) of ‘I Am A Woman Who’.
Above: Jo Williams is featured on the back of the book, top row (second left) of ‘I Am A Woman Who’.

The book is the brainchild of Sandra Garlick MBE, who founded the Woman Who Achieves awards, where Jo I was shortlisted as a finalist both in 2019 last and again this year.

Visit https://www.womanwho.co.uk/shop/

Meanwhile Jo, who re-opened Joco on June 15, is continuing to run the shop on reduced hours from Tuesday to Saturday. “Nevertheless, I am at the shop before and afterwards, so rather than having the shop sitting empty, I have started taking bookings for personal shopping experiences,” she explains.  “It means that someone who has been shielding, or has severe anxiety about being around other people, can book a 15 minute slot where they are the only person in the shop, along with a member of staff, and can browse the items and make their purchases safe in the knowledge that no-one else is around them.”

Above: Joco Interiors, Nuneaton.
Above: Joco Interiors, Nuneaton.

Highlighting the emotional impact of people returning to the shopping mall, Jo continued: “I’ve had three customers breakdown in tears when they have come to the shop for the first time since the lockdown restrictions eased. It’s horrible not being able to give them a hug, but we have swiftly got a chair and some water for them, as they have been completely overwhelmed.”

Added Jo: “It’s been a slow start to reopening for us, but the live sales have been great.”


Top: ‘I Am A Woman Who’, compiled by Sandra Garlick MBE (shown), includes a chapter by Jo Williams, owner of gift shop Joco Interiors.

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