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Roopa Basu

Roopa Basu is a Wandsworth based artist and designer, who alongside her husband Indika, is the co-owner of the Print Design studio on Lavender Hill.  Roopa is the artist behind the Council’s 2023 Shop Local artwork.
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March and Bloom

Jennifer Curulli is the founder of two businesses - Jennifer’s Papers, which she launched in 2011 and March and Bloom, which followed in 2017. Born and bred in New England, Jennifer moved from New York to live in London in 2014.
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Spice Village – Tooting

Suleman and his brother Nasir opened Pakistani restaurant Spice Village in 2004. Here, they share their heritage and business story.
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Mondo Brewing

Mondo Brewing is a Battersea based, independent craft brewery. The company was launched in 2014 by American brewers Todd Matteson and Thomas Palmer. Todd reveals the inspiration behind the business, some of the challenges they experienced along the way and how they pivoted during lockdown.
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Moxies Fish Bar

We spoke to Shahd Mahnavi, co-founder of Moxies Fish Bar and winner of Wandsworth Women's Enterprise Awards - High Street Hero, about running their sustainable seafood business.
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Women’s Enterprise Day 2023 Highlight Video

Hear from the attendees of Women's Enterprise Day 2023, which took place at Thames Rowing Club on 29th March.
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Going for Gold: Interview with the late Jacqueline Gold (1960 – 2023)

Inspirational talk from the late Jacqueline Gold (CBE), CEO of Ann Summers and Knickerbox, at Women's Enterprise Day 2022. As a fierce champion for female entrepreneurship and empowerment, Jacqueline shares her powerful story and discusses how to renew your purpose and stand out from the competition.
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Words with Impact

We spoke to Michelle Casey, copywriter and founder of Words with Impact, about launching her own copywriting business following lockdown.
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The HummingBirds

We spoke to Daniel, founder of The HummingBirds, about setting up his charity during lockdown, having a ‘get it done’ motto, as well as the importance and benefits of sport.
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Nazim’s

The award winning Nazmin’s opened in Earlsfield 56 years ago and is one of the oldest Indian restaurants in South London. It’s owner Mayon Miah, shares his story.
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Robbie’s Photographics

Ron McRobbie, tells us about how he started his business, Robbie’s Photographics as a retirement project.
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How to manage business cashflow during difficult times

By Jonathan Amponsah, CEO of The Tax Guys. Four useful tips on managing cashflow.
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HomeWork Workspace

Husband and wife duo Claire and Sam Tucker, are co-founders of HomeWork Workspace , which opened in Putney in 2019.  
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London Wine Tasting

Balham resident Lisa Grannell, founder of the London Wine Tasting, shares how a love of wine prompted her to leave...
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Is now a good time to start a business?

Emma Jones, Founder of Enterprise Nation shares some tips on starting a business