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July2020

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Diary of a Start-up Brand | Natalie Joseph

After bullding a successful career as a hair stylist, Natalie Joseph decided to follow her dream to develop a lingerie brand designed for women with fuller busts. Natalie’s mission is to make women  feel confident, sexy, supported and comfortable at all times. Natalie Joseph Lingerie is expected to launch Autumn/Winter 2020. We’re delighted that Natalie…

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Movers and Shakers | Nyasha Matanda | Silkebee Skincare

Nyasha Matanda is the founder of Silkebee Skincare which she launched four years ago. “Silkebee Skincare Ltd is a natural skincare brand that was born out of a desire to soothe my daughter’s dry skin condition. Making healing skincare is a family tradition that can be traced back a few generations, most recently to my…

PRECIOUS Nights Online | The August 2020 edition

PRECIOUS Nights is a monthly event that gives you the opportunity to hear from previous PRECIOUS Award winners . Join us as they share the highs, lows and lessons of their journey and give actionable tips and advice. The evening is about storytelling, connecting, honesty and community in a unique atmosphere of collaboration and motivation….

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New fund launches to deliver £18.7 million in grant funding to social enterprises

Five social enterprise support agencies have come together to deliver The Social Enterprise Support Fund. This new fund will provide essential financial support between £10,000 and £300,000 to help social enterprises during COVID-19. Big Issue Invest, The Key Fund, Resonance, the School for Social Entrepreneurs (SSE) and UnLtd will jointly deliver £18.7 million in grants,…

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Who On Earth Do You Think You Are? | Janet Mohapi-Banks

The latest from our monthly mindset columist Janet Mohapi-Banks asks who is it that you really want to be. We are all born with innate worthiness to live with incredible abundance and that abundance, in all its forms, is trying to get to us.  The only reason that it doesn’t is because we subconsciously put…

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Movers and Shakers | Rashida Abdulai | Founder, Strand Sahara

Rashida Abdulai is the founder and CEO of Strand Sahara, an online legal services for startups and SMEs in the UK and across Africa. The company empowers entrepreneurs in the UK and across Africa with the legal support they need to go global. What drove you to start your own business? To the outside world,…

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Why your business should be working on PR right now

Over recent weeks and months many businesses have simply been battling to keep afloat and deal with impact of Covid-19. The world is different. But not unrecognisably so. So, when we get back to normal, or a close-as-we-can-get-to-normal interim period, your business need to be fit-for-purpose. And you will need to make sure your customers…

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Movers and Shakers | Evelyn Forde | Headteacher | Copthall School

Evelyn Forde is the headteacher of Copthall School, a high-performing, multi-cultural girls school based in North London. Tell us about your current job responsibilities,  do you have a typical day, week, month, or quarter? I have a student body of nearly a 1000 students and 140 staff, no day is typical! However, my role is…