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The Brand Lab: Podcast

Join our founder Connie, on our extra-special series of podcast episodes, where we have invited some of our favourite brands to chat all things business, empowerment and entrepreneurship. If you are looking to start a business, need guidance navigating the next career move or simply enjoy listening to some successful entrepreneurs speak about their passions, this series is most definitely for you.

Our listeners will get an insight into the operations of fashion and lifestyle businesses as Connie sits down to host fellow founders and industry leaders behind cult brands and discuss topics around growth strategies, omni-channel marketing, adapting from the effects of the pandemic, staying innovative & relevant in an evolving market and much more.

Stay tuned on all platforms for the episodes to go live!

Episode 1: Maria Hatzistefanis, Founder of Nip + Fab and Rodial

Maria Hatzistefanis, Founder of Global (and Kardashian approved!) beauty brands Rodial and Nip + Fab.

Maria chatted to Connie about her impressive 20 year career arc and the inspiration behind the branding of her innovative beauty and skincare ranges. Maria also discussed stepping back to focus on her personal brand with tips such as batch content making and indirect mentoring individuals through her podcast series and book Overnight Success.

Episode 2: Grace Beverley, Founder and CEO of Tala and Shreddy

Grace Beverley, Founder and CEO of athleisure brand, TALA, and fitness app, Shreddy, spoke to Connie about how her studying music at prestigious Oxford University shaped her resilience and determination, transferable skills she cites making her a successful entrepreneur in launching and running her two businesses. Grace also talks about about everything from discussing nuggets of wisdom from her new book, Working Hard, Hardly Working hailed the productivity blueprint for Gen Z audience to navigating her leadership style with empathy and collaboration.

Episode 3: Sophie Agar, Brand Director of Papier

Sophie Agar, Brand Director of Papier, the UK’s must-have beautiful and personalised stationery brand. Sophie chats to Connie about building the Papier brand strategy alongside the Founder Taymoor after being hired as the first employee. As well as maintaining and fostering culture whilst the brand grows and giving an exclusive insight into a Papier’s new re-brand project. Sophie also goes into depth about her choice to go down the Brand Marketing route as the best outlook for her creative flair where she looks after everything from traditional PR to campaign design and execution.

Episode 4: Georgie Coleridge Cole - Founder & Editor in Chief of Sheerluxe

Ecommerce pioneer Georgie Coleridge-Cole, Founder and Editor in Chief of digital lifestyle magazine, Sheerluxe. Georgie shares her journey into the fashion landscape, originally diverting from property marketing with no prior industry experience to running the online platform operation with over 40 employees and hosting the Sheerluxe Show and Podcast. Georige also discusses since BLM, how Sheerluxe are proactively working to ensure representation behind the scenes and throughout their content and at the heart of the Sheerluxe readers is the shared vision of style no matter the age.

Episode 5: Eshita Kabra Davies - Founder & CEO of ByRotation

Today I sat down with Eshita, Founder and CEO of By Rotation, the UK’s first peer to peer rental app. Eshita spoke to me about her entrepreneurial background with a family of self-employed which has instilled her ambition and drive to run her own brand. We similarly shared the move from coprfinance , importance of tech, sustainability as well as her passion for representation in the fashion-tech industry.

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