Our Alumni

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.


  • 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.

  • Susanne Hakuba

    Susanne Hakuba

    Susanne Hakuba Photography | 2012 | susannehakuba.com

    Susanne Hakuba is a freelance photographer based in London. Her main focus is on commercial, portrait, editorial and documentary photography.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Clare Waldron

    Clare Waldron

    Clare Waldron ~ Yoga. Creativity. Life | 2014 | www.clarewaldron.com

    I help people to create a space for inner healing, reconnection, peace and empowerment through yoga and art workshops. I offer public and private classes, and I have an online membership area with courses for people who would like to delve deeper and practice at home.


  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Ane Larsen

    Ane Larsen

    Frida Larsen | 2014 | www.fridalarsen.co.uk/

    Frida Larsen celebrates the art of dressing up, and strives to make clothes for adventurous and independent women who want to have fun expressing their personal tastes. Our 1940s and 50s inspired garments are elegant and feminine, yet at the same time are functional and allow for movement.


  • 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.

  • Sinead Koehler

    Sinead Koehler

    Crafty Fox Market | 2013 | craftyfoxmarket.co.uk

    Sinead Koehler created Crafty Fox Market in September 2010. Crafty Fox Markets take place seasonally in London. Each carefully curated event includes designer-maker stalls, workshops, DJs and drinks. Sinead also runs Crafty Fox Talks – a series of speaker led evening events for creatives.




  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.