Our Alumni

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

  • 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.

  • Clover Lewis

    Clover Lewis

    Clover Lewis Swimwear | 2013 | cloverlewis.com

    Clover Lewis Swimwear create confidence-boosting swimwear for women following breast surgery and for women living with uneven breasts.

  • Sarah Newton

    Sarah Newton

    Sarah Newton Garden Design | 2010 | sarahnewtongardendesign.com

    Sarah Newton Garden Design develop the best strategy to help optimise outdoor space for entertaining friends/family, grow food and herbs for the kitchen. 

  • Kate Hathway

    Kate Hathway

    2012 Gold Award Winner

    Tom and Amelia | 2012 | tomandamelia.co.uk

    Tom and Amelia gamekeeper and head nanny, and the great, great grandparents of Kate Hathway, were the inspiration behind Kate’s garden maintenance service. Through her private and commercial work, Kate continues to pass on the knowledge of the nurture of plants and people that has been passed down in generations to her.

  • 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.

  • Gerlinde Gniewosz

    Gerlinde Gniewosz

    KO-SU | 2012 | ko-su.com

    KO-SU is the innovative mobile learning platform that enables anyone and everyone to teach, train and learn via mobile devices.

  • Carissa Abraham

    Carissa Abraham

    Lovely Notebooks | 2010 | lovelynotebooks.co.uk

    Lovely Notebooks is renowned for its eclectic designs and wide product range for stationery lovers at any age. The uniqueness of the range is maintained with exclusive prints and patterns all handmade in the UK.

  • 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.

  • Helen Cammack

    Helen Cammack

    Interests Media Ltd | 2014 | interests.me

    Interests is a free‑to‑use consumer‑facing application, enabling users to start, join and participate in private discussion groups based around interests rather than following other users. Our uniqueness lies in our ease of use on mobile devices, the relevance of our groups to users, and the value placed on users’ privacy.

  • Jade Castello

    Jade Castello

    Nalla Skincare | 2014

    Nalla Skincare Ltd was created by Jade Castello and is a luxury range of skincare products for pre and post pregnancy and infants with problematic skin. Each product is enriched with natural and active ingredients to help improve skin problems.

  • 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.

  • Alice Snape

    Alice Snape

    ThingsAndInk | Autumn 2014 | www.thingsandink.com

    Things&Ink is an independent tattoo magazine that encompasses art, style, lifestyle, fashion, culture. Offering an alternative take on a prescribed genre, it’s a niche within a niche. Published quarterly, Things&Ink strives to offer innovative and striking visuals alongside curious and in‑depth features giving the current tattoo world some cultural context.

     

  • Rosie Shaw

    Rosie Shaw

    Rosie Shaw Upholstery | 2014 | www.rosieshawupholstery.co.uk

    My services range from reupholstering and restoring furniture to creating bespoke items such as headboards, blanket boxes/ottomans and upholstered screens, all made to the customer’s specifications. As well as taking commissions, I restore and sell one‑off items using traditional techniques and materials.

  • 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.

  • Victoria Walford

    Victoria Walford

    Victorious Baking | 2012

    Victorious Baking produce delicious, fresh, naturally sweet 25-calorie treats that are gluten, dairy, soy and nut-free, with low fat and no added sugar.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Elizabeth Adelodun

    Elizabeth Adelodun

    MindTorch | 2014 | mindtorch.co.uk

    MindTorch® is a growing community of professional scientists and doctors sharing advice, inspiration and the tools to succeed.

  • Stacey Robertson

    Stacey Robertson

    Dee Dee Bridal | 2012 | deedeebridal.com

    Scottish designer Stacey Robertson of Dee Dee Bridal offers vintage inspired bridal wear which evokes the glamour and romance of a bygone era. Each bridal headdress is designed and hand crafted at Stacey’s London studio.

  • Bianca Miller

    Bianca Miller

    Be Styled UK | 2013 | bestyleduk.jimdo.com

    Be Styled UK are a luxury personal styling and shopping service who believe everyone has the right to look their very best.

  • 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.