Jo Behari was working in marketing for a major city firm when she decided to jack it in and start her own business. Having cleaned up after a messy plumber one afternoon, she had the inspired idea of setting up an all-female crack team of handywomen. Home Jane was born in 2006, supplying qualified tradeswomen to tackle all DIY jobs, from building shelves to bathroom re-fits. The company grew rapidly and Jo now employs over fifty tradeswomen all around the UK.
Jo is a keen DIY woman herself and was one of the presenters on the Channel 4 series Make, Do and Mend. She co-wrote her first book THE GIRLS GUIDE TO DIY with Alison Winfield-Chislett, which was published by New Holland in 2011. Jo and Alison also opened the Good Life Centre, running a series of workshops promoting practical skills and self sufficiency.
She is currently the DIY expert for House Beautiful magazine and lives in east London with her husband Ian and their two children.
Make Do and Mend, Channel 4