A former theatre manager has quit her job to set up a health business.

Alice Hardaker, 32, pictured, from Colchester, left her job at the Southwark Playhouse to launch East Bay Health – a nutritional therapy

service. As a naturopathic nutritional therapist, she focuses on stress, fatigue and hormonal health.

She works principally with people with chronic health conditions, athletes, and those who want to boost their performance.

It is a venture she has worked towards for three years, squeezing in studying for her qualifications with a full-time job and commuting to London