Lucy Knights lives in Walthamstow with her husband and two daughters. She launched BORN AT DAWN in response to hearing other women's frustrations with online shopping.
She was inspired by the many women in Walthamstow doing their own thing and making a massive success of it- brands like Word Store, Birch & Star, Saw Chocolate, Homeplace Online, Indikidual, Bloom of the Block, Leonie Freeman Photography, Studio Milne, Emily Brooks and many, many more.
Carmel King is a freelance photographer, based from her Leyton studio, Host. With over twelve years experience, she has worked with many emerging businesses, helping to establish an aesthetic and identity through images. . Recently she has been documenting the creative community of Waltham Forest, with her ongoing series 'Makers & Manufacturers'.
Carmel founded Hive Collective with Nat Harrison in 2017. She lives with her partner and three children in Walthamstow.
Emma Morley founded her bespoke design consultancy Trifle in 2008. Her team's mission is to create inspiring, creative environments that improve the experience of everyone working in them. To date they have designed over 80 offices, working with a team of spatial experts, designers and project managers.
Guests Wendy Aldridge from Homeplace and Accessories Designer Sarah Baily shared what types of marketing have worked best for each of their businesses and how social media and business planning have both helped drive business growth.
Hive ran the first of a series of social media workshops this month, with Emma of Good Egg Social. The discussion was based around the sometimes overlooked idea that social media is not only for your customers but can also be an excellent tool for you to understand and refine the story behind your business.