#65: GoHenry: Empowering Kids & Teens with Money Education with Louise Hill (co-founder & CEO)
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by Sharena Shiv
3w ago
Louise Hill is co-founder and CEO of GoHenry - the prepaid debit card and financial education app designed to teach kids and teens how to be smart with money. Responsible for the UK operations of GoHenry, Louise has built the business from the ground up and played an integral role in its international growth, firstly with GoHenry’s acquisition of French Fintech Pixpay, followed by the merger with US Fintech Acorns.  As a passionate advocate for financial education, Louise is a Trustee of The Centre for Financial Capability, a mentor for the Creative Destruction Lab accelerator programme ..read more
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#63: Joseph & Joseph: Twin Brothers & Designer-Makers with a Passion for Invention with Richard Joseph (co-founder)
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by Sharena Shiv
2M ago
It all started with a chopping board. In 2003 twin brothers and designer-makers, Antony & Richard Joseph designed their first product – a clever chopping board – and that was the beginning of Joseph Joseph. With a passion for invention and an emphasis on functionality and quality, they set out to revolutionise everyday tasks in the home, making everything from food prep to laundry easier and more efficient. Proud to be celebrating 20 years of innovation, the brothers grew up in a family with a long history in design and manufacturing. Originally set up by their grandfather in the 1930s ..read more
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#63: Joseph & Joseph: Innovative Homeware Built to Last with Richard Joseph (co-founder)
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by Sharena Shiv
3M ago
It all started with a chopping board. In 2003 twin brothers and designer-makers, Antony & Richard Joseph designed their first product – a clever chopping board – and that was the beginning of Joseph Joseph. With a passion for invention and an emphasis on functionality and quality, they set out to revolutionise everyday tasks in the home, making everything from food prep to laundry easier and more efficient. Proud to be celebrating 20 years of innovation, the brothers grew up in a family with a long history in design and manufacturing. Originally set up by their grandfather in the 1930s ..read more
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#62: Chai Guys: How to Start a Business with a Friend. Abhilash Jobanputra and Gabriel Unge's (co-founders) story
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by Sharena Shiv
4M ago
Chai Guys is the brainchild of Abhilash Jobanputra and Gabriel Unger, two entrepreneurs driven by their love for authentic Indian chai. Their journey began in September 2018 with a transformative trip to India, where they immersed themselves in the vibrant world of chai culture. Returning to London with a  suitcase filled with tea and a vision, they spent nine months perfecting their recipes, brewing techniques, and spice blends. In May 2019, their iconic Masala Chai made its debut at Brick Lane Market, marking the birth of Chai Guys. Today, Chai Guys stands as a pioneer, introducing cou ..read more
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#61: Humble Crumble: How the world's first crumble bakery is now a multi-million pound business with Kim Innes (founder)
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by Sharena Shiv
5M ago
Humble Crumble - A food stall that started from humble beginnings, today is the world’s first crumble bakery and a multi-million pound business with permanent fixtures in Old Spitalfields and Borough Market. With more than 500,000 crumbles served in the last three years, Humble Crumble has struck a chord with passionate crumble-loving foodies and has no signs of slowing down, with two new sites set to open in London’s gastronomic hotspots Camden Market and Covent Garden this year.  Kim Innes founded Humble Crumble in 2018, but it wasn’t until October 2020 when things took a pivotal turn ..read more
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#60: BOXRAW: Coventry-based Founder ​​Merges his Passion for Boxing with his Business Acumen with Ben Amanna (founder)
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by Sharena Shiv
5M ago
Ben is the visionary Founder and CEO of BOXRAW - a boxing lifestyle & sportswear brand driving cultural and social change. BOXRAW was manifested from the powerful themes of Boxing and Business interwoven throughout Ben’s life which elevated him out of the socioeconomic and racial hardships he experienced growing up.   BOXRAW has dressed the likes of Michael B Jordan, Gervonta Davis, Tommy Fury and Ryan Garcia, and hit sales of £5.2 million in 2020. Founded with the vision, ‘to be the reason why the world got into boxing’, BOXRAW’s mission is to shift the narrative of the sport away ..read more
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#7: World's fastest henna artist based in Selfridges with Pavan Dhanjal (founder)
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5M ago
Pavan Dhanjal is the world’s fastest henna artist (Guinness World Record). As well as travelling worldwide to the homes of her many clients, Pavan also leads a dedicated and carefully curated team of henna artists who work in her Selfridges and Harvey Nichols bars. She has collaborated with everyone from Rudimental to Ellie Goulding, Perrie Edwards and Alesha Dixon and created bespoke designs for the runway shows of Antonio Berardi and Mannish Aurora.    Now a global brand, Pavan’s The Henna Bar continues to grow with outlets across London and the UK as well as Dubai, New York, Milan ..read more
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#59: Soapsmith: Pawning Her Wedding Rings to Launch a Handcrafted Soap Brand with Samantha Jameson (Founder)
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by Sharena Shiv
5M ago
Sam Jameson is one of many UK-based, Black and female founders that are transforming the beauty and wellness space, one product at a time. A born creator and leader, Soapsmith isn’t Samantha Jameson’s first endeavour into the world of Entrepreneurship.  At the age of just 24, Sam launched and ran a successful event chocolate fountain business; the assets she later went on to sell to Thorntons Chocolatiers. Sam then turned her attention to starting the Soapsmith journey in 2010; marrying her talent for fragrances and desire to bring joy and new energy into everyday moments, through scent ..read more
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#58: Ella's Kitchen Founder: On Why Thinking Like A Toddler Holds The Key To Success with Paul Lindley OBE
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by Sharena Shiv
6M ago
Paul Lindley is an award-winning British entrepreneur and social campaigner.  Paul began his career as a Chartered Accountant at KPMG, then spent 9 years at Nickelodeon's children’s TV network, rising to become Deputy Managing Director.  In 2006, he founded Ella’s Kitchen, the UK’s biggest baby food brand.  Ella’s Kitchen believes in purpose as well as profit and was certified as one of the UK’s first B Corporations, validating its mission to use business as a force for good. Paul sold the company in 2013 and stepped away from it in 2018. In 2017 his first book ‘Little Wins ..read more
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#57: Kiki McDonough Jewellery: Royal Clients & Opening her flagship store in Chelsea (Founder)
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by Sharena Shiv
6M ago
Established in 1985, Kiki McDonough Ltd was born from Kiki’s passion for showcasing coloured gemstones in innovative, contemporary designs. She continues to lead the way in British fine jewellery design. The brand’s very first creation, a pair of distinctive crystal heart earrings, were put on display in the Victoria and Albert Museum’s renowned jewellery gallery, cementing the brand’s importance within the modern jewellery landscape.   Kiki has been at the forefront of the British fine jewellery for more than 35 years, launching her first range via a small concession in 1985. Following m ..read more
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