A spotlight on: Annie Rennison, 24, Co-Founder of Renné

I’ve always felt lucky that I can call my Mum my best friend, but would I launch a business with her? I’m not so sure! When an email from twenty-four-year-old Annie Rennison appeared in my inbox therefore, its context left me instantly intrigued. As one half of the mother-daughter duo behind Renné, a timeless jewellery brand that is all handmade…
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A spotlight on: Alice Audley, 29, Founder of Blogosphere

Terms like ‘influencer’, ‘blogger’ and ‘vlogger’ are part of mainstream vocabulary nowadays but when Alice Audley launched her company that wasn’t the case. With the exception of a few (now-household) names, influencers and talent management companies were near non-existent in 2013; marketing departments world over didn’t have to think about their ‘influencer strategy’; and it would take mainstream media a…
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A spotlight on: Jennifer Georgeson, 43, Founder of So Just Shop

Raising a quarter of a million people out of poverty, is a mammoth undertaking by any means; but it’s a goal that Jennifer Georgeson has her mind firmly fixed on. With a line of work that has taken her everywhere from Zambia in the height of the HIV epidemic; face to face with the Taliban in the North West Province…
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A spotlight on: Katie Nickless, 36, Co-Founder of DNA Travel

Not many people can say that the decision to start their business emerged after a year off work in which they quit their corporate job of five years; sold their house and moved into rented accommodation; then spent the majority of their savings on living the high life for a year! Nor would they readily admit to being motivated more…
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A spotlight on: Genevieve Sweeney, 30, Founder of Genevieve Sweeney

There were a few names that kept cropping up during the research stage ahead of launching She can. She did. last summer and thirty year old Genevieve Sweeney’s was one of them. Having learnt to knit at the age of five; had her designs sold to the likes of Tommy Hilfiger, Abercrombie and Fitch and H&M as a student; and…
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