When I was starting to lose hope and I felt like my dreams were fading away I received a response inviting me to interview for a well renowned London based interior design studio. I couldn’t believe my luck. My interview was a success, I moved to London and spent the following three and a half years working for Juliette Byrne. She is listed consistently among the top 100 designers in the UK by House and Garden published by Conde Nast.
Whether it is a customer bringing back a Mussel shell from Majorca to be made into a necklace or a doctor requesting cufflinks in the shape of a bottle of Bordeaux with the name of a French Chateau engraved on each one; Gem is the person to make the vision real. She brings the idea into reality working with the raw materials with such elegance, style and quality at the core. Her clients come back every year with made to order requests, illustrating the trust they have in Gem and the consistency of her delivery.
In a series of articles Linsey will give our readers a glimpse into the world of interior design by reviewing the work of the women behind this artistic discipline. As an interior designer herself (muchmore design) and with big aspirations for the future she reflects on these inspirational women and their distinctive style in a competitive market. Career-wise I […]
Pip Murray, 28, is the founder of this award-winning nut butter brand. She came up with the concept for the brand in 2013 while eating lots of peanut butter to support her marathon training. Following a successful crowd-funding campaign, Pip & Nut landed on the shelves of Selfridges in January 2015. Since then, the brand has gone from strength to strength, turning over more than £3m in its first full year of trading. Pip & Nut is now stocked in over 3000 stores in the UK and Ireland, including Sainsbury’s, Ocado, Holland & Barrett and Whole Foods.
Claire’s story starts working for one of the world’s largest global pharmaceutical companies GlaxoSmithKline, as a Director within their Global Dermatology Centre. She was on the team that launched the first vaccine against cervical cancer! Realising that there was a gap in the market for skincare with a good ingredients policy and ready to take all her knowledge and passion for dermatology, she founded Aurelia Skincare in 2013.
The franchise sector is generally a bit of an ‘old boys’ club. As the founder of a marketing company in this industry, it sits nicely to be female and younger than 60… Integrity and credibility is everything – do the right thing for every client, even if it’s not commercially sensible. They will thank you for it in the end and your referral network will explode!
I got thrown into a world of science surrounded by ex- health care professionals who find bio-chem master’s textbooks light reading. I’m from a world of literature and art, business and languages, theatre, and having to conqueror my insecurities of being average at science amongst such intimidating people was a huge mountain to climb.
Viv Albertine, the progressive, punk icon: “There was no one I could identify with. No girls played electric guitar. Especially not ordinary girls like me.”
Each of our product reviews is championing a woman who is an expert in her industry… “The beautiful New Forest and the surrounding coastline continually inspires me, out walking the dog, riding my bike or travelling around to meetings and deliveries”.