Event | The Business of being Creative
The world of female entrepreneurship is rich in diversity and creativity; to celebrate this our next networking event places the spotlight on women who have started and grown a business in the creative industries.
Whether you are thinking of starting a business, have just started up or are looking to grow, join us and our panel as they share their stories and give tips and practical advice that will help you take your business or idea further.
This will be followed by a Q&A and there will be time for networking over a glass of wine or juice, so do come ready to connect! Book now
The panel includes:
Heidy Rehman, Founder and Managing Director, Rose and Willard.
Heidy launched Rose & Willard in September 2014 after realising that there was a gap in the market for professional womenswear. She wanted her brand to be ethical (there is no garment worker exploitation anywhere along their value chain), eco- friendly (their carbon footprint is kept to an absolute minimum) and to support British manufacturing (all product is made at their London studio). Their aim is to make an enduring luxury product that conveys both professionalism and femininity at an affordable price. Heidy is the PRECIOUS Awards Entrepreneur of the Year 2016.
Denise Rawls, Founder of The Hackney Hive
and Hue Boxx
Denise Rawls is a former public servant turned entrepreneur. After three decades of trying to juggle an international career alongside a part-time greeting card business and life, Denise left the civil service in the summer of 2016 to focus full-time on her own projects.
In 2016 she started The Hackney Hive a boutique marketing strategy and business development consultancy who work predominantly with creative entrepreneurs, SMEs and social enterprises as a partner for profitability, influence and growth. Her greeting card company, Strange Fruit, has been absorbed into HueBoxx.com, an affordable letterbox friendly, lifestyle gift-box company curated to celebrate women of colour, which launched in February 2017.
Diane Dunkley – Founder of RM2 Music
Diane Dunkley is founder of RM2 Music, a music management company, booking agency and record company all rolled into one.
Diane’s first full-time foray into the music industry was with the company KIKIT, a company formed by a friend Kiran Sharma. The role allowed her to bask for the first time, in the joy of earning a living from her passion. Overnight, Diane went from London Underground Business Development Manager to being Head of Tour Management with a company that represented Prince, one of the world’s musical superstars.
Diane launched RM2 Music in 2000. The launch of her own business opened doors to acting as European Agent for artists such as Leon Ware, a singer/songwriter who has written for Marvin Gaye, Quincy Jones and Michael Jackson and another client, the US R&B group Mint Condition.
Reintroducing Diane’s clients into today’s music scene has led to her managing more up and coming artists. RM2 Records has signed acts such as Timotha Lanae, Loved Locked Out and Four Femmes on the Thames and secured airplay across Europe and beyond.
Diane is the winner of the 2013 PRECIOUS Awards Business of the Year.
The panel will be moderated by Multi-award winning Ethical Beauty Entrepreneur, Alchemist and Qualified Allergy Practitioner, Dr Clare Anyiam-Osigwe BEM. Clare is the founder of a revolutionary allergy-free, candida-free, botanical-based luxury skincare brand Premae Skincare.
Clare is a pioneering innovator in the international beauty and wellbeing industry. After working 13 years in the beauty sector for global brands, Clare has created a new category index in the natural beauty sector – ‘Freefrom Beauty’ through her unique supernatural beauty company – Premae.
The need for allergen-friendly cosmetics was first established by Clare due to her own personal struggle with Candida Albican – a wheat, dairy, sugar and gluten intolerance which she developed in 2003.
At the age of 26, Clare launched Premae Skincare online. The brand became Award nominated just 40 days after launching, quickly gained international press coverage (Alternative Medicine Mag, Marie Claire U.S, French Cosmopolitan Mag) due to the high-end efficacy and proven results of the products. The brand became the world’s 1st beauty brand to be Vegan and Allergy U.K Tested and Certified as Allergy Free, a significant and crucial USP.
We look forward to seeing you!
Attend this event if you:
Are looking for practical tips on how to start and build a business
Want to hear honest stories of entrepreneurship
Are looking for real and authentic connections,
Want to build a genuine network for collaborations,
Want to be part of a supportive community.