In the Press
Cosy Homes Online has been featured in a wide variety of publications and you can view a small selection of press clippings by clicking the links below.
Opportunities for Women
Interactive Fireside Chats: The Entrepreneur within - Sylvia Marshall (30 mins)
How to use your entrepreneurial savvy in a corporate setting
Limelight Spring 2013
Sylvia Marshall, one of Britain’s most successful business women, believes entrepreneurial young people who can’t find work should consider setting up their own businesses. Here she tells Limelight about her journey from £0 to a £1m and offers some tips on how to become a business success!
Institute of Directors Guru Panel
Sylvia has been accepted as a member of the prestigious IoD Guru Panel.
Smaart Advice Spring 2013
How to go from zero to hero with your own business!
Money Magpie April 2013
Sylvia's new book is one of Jasmines 'Three things to do this week' at Money Magpie.
Monmouthshire Business Awards
Sylvia features in the South Wales Argus as judge for the upcoming Monmouthshire Business Awards.
Exposure Magazine March 2013
Sylvia interviewed on her new book Zero to a Million.
Daily Mirror March 27 2013
Opening up a maths tuition centre, and marketing yourself as a wedding planner. Sylvia answers your questions based on the lessons she's learned along the way.
Daily Mirror March 6 2013
Entering your company for business awards - is it worth it? Some information on tax codes.
Daily Mirror February 27 2013
Marketing your business and publishing poetry. Sylvia in the Daily Mirror.
Daily Mirror February 20 2013
Daily Mirror February 13 2013
Sourcing a new supplier for an online business, selling characters as a brand, more advice from Sylvia in the Daily Mirror.
Linked-In top 10%
Sylvia has one of the 10% most viewed profiles on business social networking site Linked-In.
Daily Mirror February 6 2013
How do I get my book published? An idea of a radical hair salon, and tops on starting a life-coaching business.
Daily Mirror January 30 2013
Sylvia discusses the cost of a franchise, and outlines ways you can get more customers.
Daily Mirror January 23 2013
Sylvia advises on shares instead of pay and the differences between limited and non limited companies.
Daily Mirror January 16 2013
CAN I PROTECT MY INVENTION?
DO I COUNT AS SELF-EMPLOYED?
AM I RIGHT TO SACRIFICE TURNOVER?
Daily Mirror January 9 2013
Invest in a book to aid your firm. Grow your business from zero to a million.
Readers Digest Jan 2013
How to beat the redudancy blues. 1,001 things everyone should know by Linday Gray and featuring advice from Sylvia.
New Homes in Scotland
Daily Mirror December 19 2012
Sylvia solves readers business questions on the cost of an assistant, getting funding and saving costs.
Daily Mirror December 12 2012
Daily Mirror December 05 2012
How do I avoid getting in a mess with taxman?
Do I need to put cash aside for marketing?
We want more pay
Daily Mirror November 2012
If you want to set up or grow your business, we’ve got just the person to help. In her new weekly column, millionaire Sylvia Marshall, who has taken her own business, from £0 to £1,000,000 and is helping others to do the same, answers your questions based on the lessons she’s learned along the way.
Choices Today November 2012
Despite the current slowdown in the market, properties in carefully selected regions of the UK are offering buyers both greatly reduced prices AND reliable long term investment opportunities.
Daily Mail August 2012
How online DIY advice can help you save money... and avoid home improvement disasters.
This is Money August 2012
Money Magpie Recommends Us July 2012
'Rejuvenate your home and save a fortune with Bubsy Dog DIY'
Money Magpie advises a trip to www.bubsydogdiy.com is the number 1 thing to do this week!
Sylvia interviews Jasmine Birtle June 2012
Top tips from the money guru on making money from your home...and your dog!!
Dolly Golf Classic May 2012
Cosyhomesonline.com sponsors Dolly Partons Imagination Library Fundraiser presented by Sarah Jayne, UK and Europe's Leading Dolly Parton Tribute Act
Readers Digest May 2012
Your house is your most valuable asset, so make sure you keep its value up
Sunday Post April 2012
The crofts that beat the credit crunch.
Money Magpie February 2012
Jasmine Birtles, the money making expert behind www.moneymagpie.com and her team of money saving magpies have voted www.bubsydogdiy.com their website of the week.
Metro February 2012
Even if you're a DIY novice, with a few pointers from expert Sylvia Marshall, you should be able to create some extra storage space.
First Time Buyer December 2011
Bubsy shares some more trade secrets and offers some special Christmas savings on selected tips in the months magazine.
Real Homes Magazine
Sylvia's latest advice on preparing your house for colder weather http://www.realhomesmagazine.co.uk/expert-advice/expert-advice/how-prepare-your-home-winter
First Time Buyer Magazine October 2011
The UK's two most popular 'warts 'n all' Homes & DIY websites have teamed up to offer clueless Brits a helping hand with their home-improvements.
First Time Buyer Magazine DIY Articles October 2011
Bubsy gives us some great hints and tips for First Time Buyers in this, the First Time Buyer Show Edition
Croydon Guardian August 2011
Property entrepreneur Sylvia Marshall plans to open a Jamie Oliver-style training academy, which will give troubled youths a chance to turn their lives around.
First Time Buyer Magazine August 2011
Sylvia Marshall was a highpowered businesswoman running a management training company with a staff of 49. When the builders moved in to their new offices, everything started to go wrong so she decided to hang up her suit and do the renovation work herself
Your Home Magazine August 2011
News of the launch of Bubsy Dog DIY in Your Home Magazine.
Mirror July 2011
HOMEOWNERS shell out nearly £2,000 a year on tradesmen to do simple jobs that they could easily complete themselves for free.
The Competitive Edge
Sylvia is interviewed by Chris Davidson for The Competitive Edge, a weekly business show at RedShift Radio.
Tesco Magazine July 2011
Sylvia's DIY guides and trade secrets feature in the July 2011 edition of Tesco Magazine
Real Homes Magazine May 2011
Website of the Week. Whether you are looking to find reliable trades people or wanting to find helpful hints and tips for hanging a curtain rail, then www.bubsydogdiy.com, Real Homes’, website of the week is a great place for home improvement advice
Independent April 2011
Save money, have fun: the joys of doing it yourself
Feature at MyDaily UK April 2011
Feature at Confused.com April 2011
Croydon Guardian March 2011
Battling to restore listed manor house - A businesswoman is helping to preserve a bit of Britain's history by restoring an 18th century manor house gutted by fire in August 2006.
Hydro Newsheet October 2010
Getting the news on the Sessions House restoration out locally!
Selsey Life October 2010
A TV star and property guru made an appeal to businesses yesterday to help save one of the county’s ‘’best loved’’ historic cottages. DIY expert Sylvia Marshall is at the centre of a £1 million crusade to save Sessions Cottage...
Chichester Observer August 2010
Highland Life March 2010Sylvia, who comes originally from Croydon, told Highland Life: ?Going off to beautiful Wester Ross and building my own home was lovely. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Croydon Guardian Jan 2010Marshalling DIY talents - A DIY enthusiast makes a 1,200 mile round trip every week to stay at her restored croft home in Wester Ross, Scotland.
Sunday Post Jan 2010One of the most full featured interviews so far! Full of details on the latest project at Sand.
Daily Mail Jan 2010At Achnasheen in Ross-shire, 16 miles from Gairloch and just over 70 miles west of Inverness, is an unusual and charming development of four traditional croft houses.
The Herald Jan 2010Ross-shire retreat features in The Herald
Press and Journal Jan 2010The Press and Journal features two pages on Sylvia and the latest project in the highlands, with some stunning photos of the properties.
Daily Express December 2009The Daily Express feature a quick bio of Sylvia and her latest completed building project in Wester Ross.
The Herald - Nov 2009The Herald features our croft-style houses in Ross-shire in it's Scotland's Homes section.
Birmingham Post August 2009Career saleswoman turned house renovator Sylvia Marshall has advice for those thinking of venturing into property ownership.
Croydon Business NewsCroydon business www.cosyhomesonline.com ltd has pledged its support to Marie Curie Cancer Care and is aiming to fund a Registered Nurse and a Healthcare Assistant.
Sunday Sun July 2009Help is at hand from DIY expert Sylvia. As the credit crunch continues to spread doom and gloom across the country, more and more of us are looking at ways to save the pennies.
Shropshire Star July 2009DIY made easy ? really! As the credit crunch continues to spread doom and gloom across the country, more and more of us are looking at ways to save the pennies. Sylvia Marshall, DIY expert and professional home improver, gives us a simple, no nonsense guide to avoiding the call out charge...
Radio 2RDJ 88.1 FM July 2009
Wickes June 2009
Sun June 20093 1/2 years in the shed. Men spend almost three and a half years of their lives in their shed or garage, a poll showed yesterday.
Daily Star June 2009It's life in the shed - men spend over three years of life "pottering" in their shed or garage.
Daily Mirror June 2009I can't get him out of his shed - women have suspected it for years and now research has proved that men really are wed to their sheds.
Daily Express June 2009Hideaway where men shed all their worries - Men spend almost three-and-a-half years of their life pottering round in the shed or garage, according to a survey.
BBC Radio Kent May 2009
Daily Mirror April 2009Dads saving us £2,400 a year in DIY
Photos from the awardsA PDF document (1.8Mb) containing photos from the event.
cosyhomesonline.com Sales Leader of the Year Awardscosyhomesonline.com is proud to sponsor this prestigious Award.
Congratulations to Chris Brindley for his achievement in winning the cosyhomesonline.com Sales Leader of the Year Award 2009
Photo:Chris Brindley(NatWest North Region)receives the Award from Sylvia Marshall (MD, cosyhomesonline.com) pictured here with Stephen K Amos at the 2009 Awards.
Telegraph.co.uk Dec 2008
Daily Mirror December 2008"30% of men DIY dunces". A poll of 3,000 men on cosyhomesonline.com found half hate DIY.
National Sales Awards 2008Congratulations to James Kippenberger - winner of the cosyhomesonline.com Sales Organisation of the Year ? IT & Telecoms
Daily Record December 2008"Modern men cannot carry out simple DIY tasks, with millions unable to wire a plug" Cosyhomesonline.com features in the Daily Record.
Daily Mail December 2008"A fifth of young men cannot rewire a plug" Cosyhomesonline.com features in the Daily Mail
Sessions House - Selsey Life August 2008"Two years have passed and we have sold 'Sessions' to Syliva Marshall, a lady from Surrey who will restore the house to its former glory." Sessions House, Selsey.
Sessions House (the history) - Selsey LifeAn article on the history of Sessions House, Selsey, and the fire that almost destroyed it.
Winning Combination - Press and Journal 2008www.cosyhomesonline.com has struck a winning combination with their unique project in the Highlands according to the latest review in Press & Journal
Daily Mail PropertyIn an uncertain market Highland property is still proving a good investment and as we are lining up our next project, Tigh Na Clachs potential is featured in Property Mail
National Sales Awards 2007Sylvia being presented the award with Jimmy Hill. Photo courtesy of National Sales Awards.
Times OnlineSylvia is announced as lifetime achievement winner on Times Online
National Sales Awards 2007 - The TimesSylvia of Cosy Homes Online gets the lifetime achievement award!
Croydon ChampionsA Business Award Nomination in our first year!
Perfect HomePerfect Home Magazine featured Cosy Homes Online in it's October issue.
Croydon AdvertiserBusiness feature on Sylvia Marshall
The Post - AprilFeature on Highland Hideaway competition
Croydon GuardianLocal business feature
KeystoneThe construction newspaper features our online trade directory
The GuideCosyhomesonline.com supports YMCA and other charities through Highland Hideaway competition
The Post - JanuaryDIY goes online with the launch of cosyhomesonline.com