Our Alumni

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Sunita Dhokia

    Sunita Dhokia

    Maitri Natural Health Centre | 2012 | maitrihealth.com

    Maitri Natural Health Centre are a passionate group of natural health experts committed to helping and educating their community on the benefits of natural and holistic living.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Elizabeth Reynolds

    Elizabeth Reynolds

    Urben | 2014 | www.urbenstudio.com

    The world is facing the challenge of feeding, housing & satisfying consumer demands of a rapidly urbanising population. Urben aims to make cities better places and though our skills are focused on urban planning and design, we collaborate with architects, business, scientists, engineers & artists to solve urban problems.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Helene Patounas

    Helene Patounas

    Helene Patounas Nutrition Ltd | 2014 | helenepatounas.com

    Helene Patounas Nutrition Ltd is a specialist health and nutrition company aimed at individuals who want to perform at their optimal potential and improve their long-term health. Clients include a Formula 1 team, elite racing drivers, athletes, senior executives, and other high performing individuals.

  • 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.

  • 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?

  • Patricia Curmi

    Patricia Curmi

    Curious-Kid | 2014 | www.curious-kid.org

    A social enterprise that helps charities tell their stories in powerful ways. We support children’s charities to create participatory (kid‑approved) campaigns and create truly accessible publications. We help charities reach donors, supporters and service users, so they can carry on delivering amazing transformations in young people’s lives.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

     

     

     

  • 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.