TAG: Business

13 October 2023

Tosin Akinluyi (Fe. 1990-1992) is Financial Services Senior Leader of the Year

Tosin Akinluyi (Fe. 1990-92) has taken home Financial Services Senior Leader of the Year, at the 10th Anniversary of the Black British Business Awards ceremony this weekend. 

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17 July 2023

Tosin Akinluyi (Fe. 1990-1992) a finalist in the Black British Business Awards 2023

Tosin Akinluyi (Fe. 1990-92) has been nominated as a finalist in the Financial Services Senior Leader of the Year category, at the Black British Business Awards 2023. 

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10 November 2022

Vic Faulkner (Ha. 1973-79) named on the Legal 500 GC Power list for Southeast Asia.

Congratulations to Karma Group COO, Vic Faulkner (Ha. 1973-79) who has been named on the Legal 500 GC Power list for Southeast Asia. 

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30 August 2022

Olive Ridley: sustainable activewear from Sarah Butterfield (Fe. 2010-12)

Sarah Butterfield (Fe. 2010-12) is a trailblazer in activewear. She has co-founded Olive Ridley, which sells sustainable activewear online. Named after a breed of turtle, Olive Ridley is designed and made in Europe and all the pieces are made from Econyl. 

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25 May 2022

Brad Vanstone's (Sc. 2004-09) Wilicroft Cheese secures €2 million in funding

Brad Vanstone's (Sc. 2004-09) vegan cheese startup, Wilicroft, has raised €2 million to fuel growth across Europe.

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13 May 2022

Brightonians in Business: Ami Savani (Wi. 2000-05)

We are continuing our series of speaking to Old Brightonians who have set up their own businesses since leaving the College. Ami Savani (Wi. 2000-05) owns A Mermaid's Secret, a massage and beauty therapy business in Hove. Ami tells us how she went from studying physiology to setting up A Mermaid's Secret, and the teachers who made all the difference to her going after her dreams.

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24 March 2022

Amber Goodwin (Fe. 2013-15) launches Apparelle

Amber Goodwin (Fe. 2013-15) has just launched Apparelle (www.apparelle.co.uk), which promises to change the way we buy activewear. Former investment banker, Amber, who is only 25, has already had an incredible career, and Apparelle is already making waves in fashion – and it has only just launched.

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25 February 2022

Our Alumni: Mark Simmonds (Al. 1976-81)

This month we spoke to Mark Simmonds (Al. 1976-81), a management trainer who has written two books about mental health. He shares his happiest memories of his time at school and a brilliant idea for what to take to a desert island...

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11 February 2022

Brightonians in Business: Natasha Hall (Fe. 2002-06)

Natasha (Fe. 2002-06) runs Present Day Thinking, a business development consultancy dedicated to supporting small and mid-sized businesses grow. She spoke to us about how the idea for her business came about, and the work it took to get to where she is today.

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01 February 2022

Mark Simmonds (Al. 1976-81) releases "Beat Stress at Work"

Mark Simmonds' (Al. 1976-79) second book "Beat Stress at Work" will be published on 3rd March 2022.

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19 July 2021

Harry Grocott (Le. 1997-2012) on Treeconomy and changing the world

Harry Grocott (Le. 1997-2012) launched Treeconomy after a successful career in Wealth Management allowed him to combine his knowledge of the financial world with his passion for the planet. 

He tells us about how it all started, and where it will go. 

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18 January 2021

Ali (Du. 2009-11) and James Chisholm (DU. 2011-13) launch Choccy Nut Pot

If you're looking for a tasty, healthy treat then the Chisholm brothers' new venture could be right up your street.

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05 January 2021

Nicholas Brice (Ch./Le. 1972-76) and Tottenham Hotspur win award for Best Customer and Employee Engagement Programme

The partnership between Soul Corporations, a leadership consultancy that helps leaders drive their business forward with soul, run by Nicholas Brice (Ch./Le. 1972-76) and Tottenham Hotspur Football Club has won the award for Best Customer and Employee Engagement programme 2020 at the International Engage Business Media Awards.

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08 December 2020

John Spence (Le. 1975-80) celebrates launch of new Karma resorts in the UK and Indonesia

In the week that Karma celebrated its 27th birthday, it welcomed two new locations to its resort family: Karma Salak, in Indonesia, and Karma Salford Hall, in the Cotswolds.

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02 December 2020

Joanna Moloney (nee Williams, Fe. 2002-07) launches 'Prints by Jo Moloney'

Jo Moloney (Fe.2002-07) has launched a new online business.

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26 November 2020

Present. Perform. Persuade: Vanessa Cuddeford’s (Wi. 1996 - 98) new venture.

Present. Perform. Persuade offer public speaking and presenting training courses, run by Old Brightonian and journalist Vanessa (Wi. 1996-98).

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07 October 2020

Willicroft cheese launches in the UK

Plant-based cheese "Willicroft", founded by Old Brightonian Brad Vanstone (Sc/Ab. 2004-09), is now available in Waitrose! 

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01 September 2020

A terrific interview with our very own Jonathan Palmer (A. 1969-74) in October's Motor Sport Magazine

Lunch with... Jonathan Palmer - When a career in medical science beckoned, he had other ideas. Simon Arron hears how a young doctor became first a racing driver, and then a formidable businessman.

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21 May 2019

Mat Ellis' (Du. 1984-89) startup Cloudability to be acquired by Apptio

Mat Ellis' (Du. 1984-89) startup business Cloudability has announced an agreement to be acquired by Apptio.

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08 May 2019

Mat Ellis (Du. 1984-89) OB of the Month, May 2019

Our OB this month is Mat Ellis (Du. 1984-89), founder and CEO of Cloudability. Prior to Cloudability, Mat held executive positions with four startups, and key technology roles at Frito-Lay, Pepsi Cola and Goldman Sachs. Originally from the UK and now residing in Portland, Mat is well known as a mentor and advisor to startups across the US.

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07 September 2018

Brad Vanstone (Sc. 2004-09) founds his company Plant Based Cheese

Brad Vanstone (Sc/Ab. 2004-09), Deputy Head of School and Head of Abraham House 2008-2009, recently founded a plant based cheese company based in Amsterdam. Brad uses a variety of nut and tofu bases to create similar flavours and textures to conventional dairy cheese.

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05 June 2018

Jonathan Palmer (A. 1969-74) named both Motor Sport Magazine's "2018 Industry Champion" & Autocar's "2018 MotorSport Hero"

Old Brightonian and MotorSport Vision Chief Executive Jonathan Palmer (A. 1969-74) was named 2018 MotorSport Hero at May’s Autocar Awards, recognising his huge contribution to the British motorsport industry over the past 30 years, and then in June Jonathan was inducted as the 2018 Industry Champion at Motor Sport Magazine's 2018 Hall of Fame Awards.

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30 January 2018

Guy Brown (Al. 2012-17) sets up clothing brand PYNK&BLU

Over the past six months since leaving Brighton, Guy (Al. 2012-17) has started his own clothing brand called PYNK&BLU, which is now backed by a global startup incubater called Schoolab based in Paris.

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27 November 2017

News from William Tidy (Al. 2013-15) on his Karma Group internship (2)

William Tidy tells us about his internship with Karma Group over the past few months and how the Old Brightonians helped him get there.

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29 July 2016

Are you an entrepreneur? Do you run a business?

The Entrepreneurship Programme has been running at the College with great success for a number of years. We have been delighted with the support that many alumni have lent to the programme and so we thought it would be interesting to have a look at how many alumni are currently involved in a business venture of their own, or are planning to be in the future. We have therefore put together a quick survey and would be grateful if you could take a few minutes to answer some of our questions.

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24 November 2015

REPORT: Old Brightonian City Networking Drinks - Tuesday 24th November

We returned to the Jones Family Project in Shoreditch for our City Networking drinks, one of the many projects run by OB and serial entrepreneur Duncan Watts (Ry. 1979-84).

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01 August 2015

Alex Bremer (Ry. 1979-83), OB of the Month, August 2015

Alex is celebrating the birth of his new son Teddy this week, we thought we could take the momentous opportunity to catch up with Alex to look back on his time at the College and where life has taken him so far...

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02 February 2015

Tiffany Roberts (Se. 2006-11) wins small business award

The year after leaving Brighton College in 2011, during her gap year, Tiffany set up an online platform for eco-conscious products called TIFF (Trendsetting, Innovative, Fair, Fashion) tiff.uk.com. They launched with 11 brands and nearly 2 years on work with 60. Tiffany runs TIFF alongside studying Fashion Business at Istituto Marangoni (where half of Dolce & Gabbana went).

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02 October 2014

Old Brightonians return to the College for Careers Evening, 12th October 2014

We were very fortunate to have three successful Old Brightonians return to the College to share their knowledge and experience with current 6th form pupils last Thursday at a Media and Marketing careers evening. Jamie Thomson (Ha. 1972-75), writer, publisher and Dark Lord extraordinaire, spoke about writing as a career and the routes into getting published.

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28 January 2014

John Spence (L. 1975-80): "5 star hippie"

John Spence (L. 1975-80) gave an inspiring HM Lecture about his multi-million dollar business yesterday evening, regaling the gathered audience with amusing tales of his early working life and experiences, and latterly his success with starting a business from scratch on the beaches of Goa.

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26 July 2013

John Spence (L. 1975-80) is appointed the Distinguished Visiting Architecture Fellow at Yale University School of Architecture

John Spence, CEO and Chairman of Karma Royal Group, has been honoured by the Yale University School of Architecture by being appointed the Edward P. Bass Distinguished Visiting Architecture Fellow for the fall semester of 2013/2014.

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25 April 2013

Brighton College Careers Evening 2013

The 6th Form Careers Evening at the College on Thursday 25th April had a small but enthusiastic turn out, and the assembled pupils, parents and staff enjoyed a fascinating and informative evening on careers in investment banking and banking. Our speakers engagingly explained the various different roles in their industries and routes into them, and also on key aspects to be aware of in the financial sector when choosing different career paths. After the talk and an insightful Q&A session the group retired to the PAC for an opportunity to have an informal chat with our speakers.

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25 February 2013

John Spence (L. 1975-80), OB of the Month, March 2013

While at the College John Spence played the Judge in the Government Inspector November 1976; and William Dudgeon in The Devil's Disciple 1978. He also had poems and prose published in the Brightonian throughout his time at the College, which he also sub-edited, and played in a rock band (considered very edgy in its time!). He went off to York University to study, but got way-laid by his burgeoning social life which he then turned into a rather impressive career. Named Entrepreneur of the Year in 2010 by Ernst & Young, John is the entrepreneurial chairman and owner of Karma Royal Group. The OB office managed to catch up with him on a beach somewhere in the Maldives...

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07 January 2013

Congratulations to Lucy Beauvallet (Head's House, L6)

Many congratulations to Lucy Beauvallet (Head's House, L6) who came second in BBC1's Young Apprentice competition - an outstanding achievement.

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20 January 2012

Opinion: Does Debt Matter?

Europe is now haunted by the spectre of debt. All European leaders quail before it. To exorcise the demon, they are putting their economies through the wringer.

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09 January 2012

Second Edition of Professor Stan Abraham’s (B.1952-56) book is launched

"A Practical Guide for Competitive Success" is an exceptional treatise on strategic planning for single-business companies that is at once academically rigorous and uncommonly practical, this book emphasises the pervasive role of strategic thinking in strategic planning, including searching for better strategies, business models, and opportunities. The book also provides original and proven techniques to develop viable strategic alternatives, as well as many other useful analytical tools.

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15 September 2011

OB Business Networking Drinks (City & Finance)

The first City & Finance networking drinks went off well last week although apologies must be extended to the OBs that we lost along the way, as the venue (Rocket, City) was bursting at the seams on a busy Thursday evening.

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15 September 2011

Duncan Watts (R. 1979-84), OB of the Month, September 2011

Duncan Watts is a serial entrepreneur, operating mainly in the leisure sector. He recently sold his most recent venture, Rocket Restaurants, and is about to embark on a number of new enterprises. He lives in London with his wife Anna, and his daughter Isabella.

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