Helen Richards

When we talk about The Little Calm Company, we have to mention founder and director Helen Richards.

Helen joined the Royal Navy at the tender age of 17 and afterwards worked for Hampshire Constabulary as a Police Community Support Officer.

Working in a stressful environment, Helen became conscious of how stress affected her colleagues. Realising there was a lack of well-being in the workplace, Helen became the unofficial office masseuse.

After seeing how her massages improved morale and stress levels, Helen decided to become qualified in massage.
In 2017 The Little Calm Company was founded and Helen went on to personally visit 60 companies and organisations within 16 months.

In January 2019 The Little Calm Company won the prestigious, Shaping Portsmouth’s Best Start Up Award and in August 2019 Helen had franchised the company meaning that workplace massage could be accessible to more people.