Like many overachievers, Sarah Beeny is very hard on herself. Every day you disappoint someone and yourself by not quite managing to do what you meant to do.
It’s just a matter of who it is.”Sarah and her artist husband Graham Swift own a string of businesses – they’re property developers, owners of online estate agency Tepilo, dating website mysinglefriend.com, wedding and events venue Rise Hall and a home interiors range.
Although her friends went to university, Beeny did not and was encouraged to study drama by her English teacher, taking a leading role in Brecht's Caucasian Chalk Circle.
Assuming she would be self-employed for the rest of her life, at weekends, she would study the property market, which gave her a good grounding in the market.
Add into the mix four boys – Billy, 12, Charlie, 10, Rafferty, eight, and Laurie, six, and the pressure quickly ramps up.“It makes for a busy life and we have a busy home, which is possibly more stressful than it’s good to be, but it’s the way it is,” she says.“Each of them say, ‘I want more time’ and I’m like, ‘I know.
With its phenomenal success, the site changed the attitude to online dating in this country.
as all of the dating profiles on the site are written by friends of single people, instead of the single person themselves.
A successful businesswoman from an early age, Sarah is the presenter of Channel 4's hugely popular prime-time show Property Ladder.
Enjoying the opportunity to bring property to the masses, Sarah has fronted many other shows such as Pay Off Your Mortgage, Streets Ahead and Britain's Best Home, as well as being a regular contributor to magazines such as Homebuyer, New Woman and At Home. In 2005 Sarah and her childhood friend Amanda set up the cult dating website zillions of singletons have fun and find love.