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: 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: Sophie Kirkpatrick, 31, Founder of Atlas & I

The downside of booking in back-to-back meetings, on one of the hottest days in London this spring so far, is that I arrive at my last interview of the day with Sophie Kirkpatrick; with a lopsided ponytail à la dishevelled scarecrow and makeup that no doubt, has gone a tad skew whiff. Excellent first impression, I’m sure you’d agree. When…
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A spotlight on: Lola Hoad, 23, Founder of One Girl Band

With vivid yellow images of Emma Gannon’s latest release – The Multi-Hyphen Method – populating the majority of my Instagram feed this week; walking away from a 9 to 5 in favour of your side hustle; juggling multiple projects that bring you joy; and creating a more fulfilled life for yourself on your own terms; is more popular now than…
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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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