After many months of entries from businesses all over Oxfordshire, and the surrounding counties, the Modus Ignite Competition has closed for 2021.

Run by Abingdon based accountancy firm Modus Accountants, the team have taken their time to review each entrant and whittle down this year’s entries to three finalists.

To introduce you to them please find a quick snapshot of their profiles below:

Finalist 1. Weddings By Samantha

Weddings By Samantha is a wedding planning and styling business based in Dorking, Surrey. Founded by Samantha Sell in 2019, Sam has been spent the last seven years helping couples plan, coordinate and style their perfect wedding day.

With a range of support options Sam and her team are well versed in ensuring your special day runs smoothly and has the real wow factor.

Packages include:

  • Consultation & inspiration
  • On-the-day coordination
  • Full planning from inspiration and organisation, to walking down the down and sharing your first dance


Weddings By Samantha - Modus Ignite

Finalist 2. My Pilates Flow  

My Pilates Flow provides people of all ages and abilities with a range of Pilates classes both online and in-person.

Founded by Samantha Mason, in 2019, it all started as a hobby, when Sam started attending Pilates classes for exercise, fitting them in with her full-time teaching job. After becoming hooked she was soon taking regular classes herself, three times a week at her local gym in Didcot.

After going through a challenging period during the pandemic, Sam is now fully back up and running. Wanting to grow her Pilates classes, Sam also wants to focus more attention on her online shop and build a wider range of Pilates equipment and clothing.


Weddings By Samantha - Modus Ignite

Finalist 3. Mrs B’s Cookery 

Based in Carterton Mrs B’s Cookery was founded by passionate foodie Sarah Baigent.

Sarah sees learning to cook is one of the most empowering skills for children, and after being encouraged by her Mum, in 2016 Sarah launched her range of cookery classes.

Running after-school classes for school children, youth organisations and private parties Mrs B’s Cookery classes was allowing Sarah to share her passion and knowledge for cooking. However with the pandemic putting a hold on classes Sarah changed her offering to providing a range of online classes and cake box delivery services.

Now out of the pandemic Sarah wants to grow her classes again offering a wider variety, covering a whole host of cuisines from around the world. She also wants to setup a community café where she can host her classes and offer a larger cake delivery service to reach those in the surrounding villages and towns.


Weddings By Samantha - Modus Ignite

The winner of Modus Ignite 2021 will be announced in early December, but for the time being if you have a favourite?

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Modus Accountants Limited (Head Office)
Frilford Heath Golf Club, Oxford Road,
Abingdon, Oxfordshire. OX13 5NW

Modus Accountants Limited (Witney Office)
Unit 1c, Eagle Industrial Estate, Church Green,
Witney, Oxfordshire. OX28 4YR

Phone: 01993 225030



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