Our Alumni

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

  • 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.

  • Jayne Rutland

    Jayne Rutland

    Hairy Jayne | 2013 | hairyjaynehandmade.co.uk

    Hairy Jayne hair care is handmade with love. Jayne is a hairdresser who brews her own range of products with her own fair hands at a studio in Brixton. Hairy Jayne loves hair, nature and creating beautiful things.

  • 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.

  • Johnette’ Taylor

    Johnette’ Taylor

    | 2013 | netteleathergoods.com

    Nette’ is a leather goods company created from the talents of Californian Johnette’ Taylor. Trading in London since 2010, from a small market in East London. Johnette’ takes the inspiration from America and life in London to create a personal and well-made collection of leather goods and small accessories.

  • 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.

  • Ursula Bowerman

    Ursula Bowerman

    Project Dare | 2014 | projectdare.co.uk

    Project Dare (P.D.) challenges women to adore their bodies and radiate confidence by taking on daring tasks that increase self-esteem and teach self-compassion whilst celebrating the body, having fun & feeling fabulous.

  • 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.

  • Emma Roberts

    Emma Roberts

    Big Voice Management | 2014 | bigvoicemanagement.com

    Big Voice is a PR & Comms agency. I focus on storytelling and content creation. I believe a brand without a story is a house without a foundation. Brands need a story to personalise themselves and create long standing relationships with the consumer.

  • 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.

  • Karanjit Sandhu

    Karanjit Sandhu

    Sandhu Architects Ltd | 2013 | sandhuarchitects.com

    Sandhu Architects was formed in 2009 as a design led practice based in London. Since then the practice has worked on a number of projects ranging from Grade II listed refurbishments, new build residential, small extensions and retail design.

  • 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.

  • Ingrid Marsh

    Ingrid Marsh

    Posh Patties | 2014 | poshpatties.wordpress.com

    Posh Patties was created by ex radio presenter come Caribbean Fusion Food Cook, Ingrid Marsh. Bringing traditional Jamaican Patties into the 21st century the range also includes Posh Platters which cater for for the office, home and events.

  • Kirstin Evans

    Kirstin Evans

    A Grape Night In | 2012 | agrapenightin.co.uk

    A Grape Night In is a pop-up wine company who create exciting, unconventional wine events around London and the South East, from pop-up wine bars to wine tastings in your home.

  • 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.

  • Helen Stewart

    Helen Stewart

    2014 Joint Gold Award Winner

    Curious Handmade | 2014 | curioushandmade.com

    Helen Stewart is the creator of Curious Handmade, a knitwear brand that brings together her love of craft, travel stories, life lessons and community.

  • Victoria Holt

    Victoria Holt

    2012 Silver Award Winner

    Fred and Ginger Ltd | 2012 | fredandginger.com

    Fred & Ginger London produce exclusive and timeless lingerie designed by Victoria Holt and currently selling in some of the worlds best boutiques and department stores including Selfridges London.

  • Anastasia Gereluk

    Anastasia Gereluk

    Ana Bon-Bon | 2013 | anabonbon.com

    Ana Bon-Bon is a Blues Cabaret Accordion Chanteuse performer, songwriter, lyricist, jump, blues ,western, swing, spirituals and vaudeville live performance artist.

  • Kate Linsley

    Kate Linsley

    Race Force | 2014 | www.raceforce.co.uk

    We are a team of coaches and mechanics with a passion for Triathlon. We regularly compete cross Europe and bring approx 30 people with us to each race supporting them in all of the event logistics and coaching them through the event itself. We provide flights, accommodation & bike transport options

  • 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.

  • Robyn Parker

    Robyn Parker

    Archie Mac London | 2014 | www.archiemaclondon.co.uk

    Archie Mac London create bespoke textile designs and custom handmade products, tailored to the story of their clients. With fabrics printed in the UK and handmade in London, Archie Mac work to create opportunities for local people by making use of talents within the community.

  • 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.

  • 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?

  • Dawn Oliver

    Dawn Oliver

    Employment Advocacy Services Ltd | 2014 | employmentadvocacyservices.co.uk

    Dawn Oliver provides a comprehensive service on all aspects of contentious and non-contentious employment law issues.

  • Shereen Scott

    Shereen Scott

    Everinessence | 2012 | everinessence.com

    Everinessence provide beauty treatments and massage from their treatment rooms in Balham. They offer a wide range of treatments and packages from facials to massages for men and women.