A spotlight on: Nicola Hartley, 39, Founder of Mint & Co

Truth be told, Elle Woods and the “bend and snap” aside, if I think of lawyers, the classic corporate power suit accompanied by a rather fetching wig; mountains of paperwork piled on desks late into the evening; and high-rise offices à la Suits come to mind. Having complete control over your diary, working remotely from home and being able to…
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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 Lucy Chamberlain, 41, Founder of C&C Search

Between you and me, it doesn’t matter how many coffees you have before an 8am interview, if you get yourself in a pickle two minutes before you’re due to sit down and chat, all hopes of a graceful first impression go flying out the window. It’s Thursday 1st February and after navigating my way to their office in Finsbury Circus,…
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A spotlight on: Aileen Gilani, 26, Founder of The Luxury Student

Essays and deadlines and exams aside, my memories of student life blur into one big concoction of fun. From too much tequila where you’re too drunk to care whether the barman gave you salt and lemon on the side; group huddles when ‘Wonderwall’ comes on and everyone’s high on life (but oh so sad that the lights are about to…
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Six months in and… I’ve (finally) got a little silver lining to share! (Hint: what are you doing on …

I briefly touched upon the rollercoaster of emotions that January consisted of in an Instagram post a few weeks back, but given that we’re already eight weeks into the year (?!) and a whole lot has been crammed into that period, I thought it was about time I sat down with this trusty laptop once again and filled you all…
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