Our Alumni

BA alumni from our past 5 editions have achieved an 92% success rate, despite a global recession.

  • Emily Williamson

    Emily Williamson

    South London Sling Library | 2013 | southlondonslings.co.uk

    South London Sling Library provide professional sling and baby carrier demonstrations, classes and hire. They also give helpful, impartial and knowledgable carrying advice for all parents and carers; bump to toddler and beyond.

  • Charlotte Roach

    Charlotte Roach

    Gold award winner

    Rabble | 2014 | www.joinrabble.com

    Find going to the gym a chore? But care about your health? Rabble is exercise, but funner. All of our sessions are crazy team games, inc Capture the Flag, Dodgeball, Hunger Games…Fun, flexible, friendly exercise for all. Kids play all the time, why can’t adults have fun too?

  • Sarah Haines

    Sarah Haines

    Social Media Award Winner

    For All We Know Ltd | 2014 | www.forallweknow.co.uk

    For All We Know designs homewares and offers freelance project management. Inspired by Art and Culture we create homewares and prints for the design savvy consumer. Mixing old and new imagery and materials, we create beautiful new and up‑cycled home‑wares, which utilise modern technology and traditional skills.

  • Reah Brown

    Reah Brown

    Mareah's Patisserie | 2014

    Mareah’s Patisserie specialises in a Caribbean inspired range of high quality cakes, pastries, desserts and other confectionery treats.


  • Kerry O’Brien

    Kerry O’Brien

    2009 Gold Award Winner

    London Urban Arts Academy | 2009 | londonurbanartsacademy.org

    London Urban Arts was founded by award winning artist Kerry O’Brien (aka Lady MC) through a passion for the arts combined with a desire to work with young people. The Academy provides opportunities for individuals and groups to access a range of arts and media programmes regardless of their background or experience.

  • Rebecca Gregory

    Rebecca Gregory

    2014 Joint Gold Award Winner

    thinking bob | thinkingbob.co.uk

    Thinking Bob is a social club for people who want to spark fun and serendipity into their social lives. In a city of millions, find others who share your love of cerebral fun and the random, spontaneous bits of life that will ensure you’re never tired of London.

  • Tanja Raaste

    Tanja Raaste

    Nordic Nomad Productions | 2012 | nordicnomad.com

    Nordic Nomad Productions deliver immersive, site-specific theatre, dance and new writing skills. Their workshop series ‘Business Skills for Artists’ is aimed at helping individual artists and performers progress in their careers.

  • Chloe Morais

    Chloe Morais

    Cheeky Suds | 2012 | cheekysuds.co.uk

    Cheeky Suds create handmade novelty soaps, bath and body cosmetics with the majority of products being vegan friendly.

  • Nicolla Wilson

    Nicolla Wilson

    The Glamours Jam Co. | 2014

    Our business is a delicious jamilicous food business. We offer unique flavoured jams all made from scratch my 2 loving sisters. We aim to introduce new flavour combinations to the UK public hopefully over seas too.

  • Beverly Ward

    Beverly Ward

    2014 Silver Award Winner

    Vicky's Kitchen | 2014

    Vicky’s Kitchen is a newly launched Caribbean food producer which uses traditional recipes incorporating only natural ingredients and preservatives. The current range features condiments that are both familiar and new to the British food market inciting consumers to try a new addition to the chilli market.

  • Polly Waite

    Polly Waite

    Polliander (changing to The Old Bike Shed ‑ re branding) | 2014 | www.polliander.com

    I source, buy, re‑design, restore and sell pieces of furniture. I’m starting to design and make a small made to order range. My work is sold in Lovely & British on Bermondsey St and through my website. I also do commissions for other people, restoring their modern and antique furniture.

  • Vicky Forrester

    Vicky Forrester

    Flux Studios | 2013 | fluxstudios.org

    Flux Studios provide opportunities for anyone wishing to explore and develop their jewellery making skills. Their jewellery school provides a range of daytime and evening classes taught in an exciting and creative environment.

  • Doriana Carlucci

    Doriana Carlucci

    Silver award winner for autumn edition

    Mind The Flat | 2014 | www.mindtheflat.co.uk

    The Mind the Flat is firmly founded on the principles of transparency, efficiency and quality. We aim to provide everything tenants and private landlords need during their rental experience, ensuring an open window on the rental market.

  • Anna Hindocha

    Anna Hindocha

    Silver award winner

    Warm Glow Photo | 2014 | warmglowphoto.com/

    Warm Glow Photo is a family portraiture photography business specialising in natural, relaxed portraits of young children. I aim to communicate the sense of freedom, excitement and fun that small children approach the world with. It is very important to me that sessions are respectful and child led.


  • Arina Sprynz

    Arina Sprynz

    Rinz Sound Ltd | 2013 | rinzsound.com

    Rinz Sound are creators of distinctive 21st century designed speakers that fuse precious and innovative materials with cutting edge design.

  • Jennie Duck

    Jennie Duck

    Jennie Duck Holistic Therapies | 2013 | jennieduck.com

    Jennie Duck is a sports massage therapist. She enjoys working one-to-one with clients and is eager to achieve their personal goals. Jennie uses aromatherapy, deep tissue massage, clay facials and natural product workshops to help individuals keep healthy and maintain balance in their lives.

  • Sarah Gunn

    Sarah Gunn

    | 2014 | www.saragunn.com

    Luxury fashion jewellery. I create unique, individually made pieces of jewellery, sometimes with added meaning for the wearer through customisation or symbolic imagery. I work in leather and metals to create bold forms textured with images and patterns; current collection using skin textures, and new collection using images of London.

  • Endy McKay

    Endy McKay

    Outspoken Arts | 2012 | outspokenarts.com

    Outspoken Arts is a Community Interest Company that empowers and inspires people through engagement with performing arts and media. All workshops are delivered by TV actors and working industry professionals to produce high quality performance based workshop packages.

  • Nicky Doodson

    Nicky Doodson

    2013 Silver Award Winner

    Nicky Doodson Flowers Ltd | 2013 | nickydoodson.com

    Nicky Doodson Flowers combine enormous passion and creative flair, with a wealth of experience working for some of London’s top florists. Nicky’s successful background in sculpture, love of art, fashion, interiors and current trends create an imaginative and enthusiastic approach to her designs.

  • Sarah Bishop

    Sarah Bishop

    | 2014 | www.gardenin.co/

    GardenIn makes beautiful indoor gardens that are self-sustaining. Our gardens are radically easy to use ‑ they require no assembly and little maintenance. Change the water only once every three weeks, and enjoy fresh, organic herbs year‑round.

  • Zoe Robson

    Zoe Robson

    2010 Platinum Award Winner

    Zed Studio | 2010 | zed-studio.com

    Zed Studio Ltd, is a design consultancy who are experts in interactive electroluminescent branding for retail and commercial environments.

  • Julie Hannay

    Julie Hannay

    2013 Gold Award Winner

    John & Pearl | 2013 | johnandpearl.co.uk

    John & Pearl is an exciting, energetic young jewellery label producing bold statement jewellery that is unique, colourful and fun to wear.

  • Ellie Laycock

    Ellie Laycock

    2012 Platinum Award Winner

    Hunted and Stuffed | 2012 | huntedandstuffed.com

    Ellie Laycock, trained artist and London-based professional photographer is also founder of Hunted and Stuffed, upcycled vintage cushions handmade from original vintage tea towels, silk scarves and rare textiles.

  • Nicola Herlihy

    Nicola Herlihy

    Nicola Herlihy Costumier | 2012

    Nicola Herlihy is a professional theatrical costume maker specialising in period and modern ladies and menswear. Her main clients include West End productions such as The Phantom of the Opera and WarHorse.