Lucy Knights - Founder of Born at Dawn

Lucy Knights - Founder of Born at Dawn

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 - Freelance Photographer

Carmel King - Freelance Photographer

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 - Founder of Trifle

Emma Morley - Founder of Trifle

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.

Birthday Bash/ Partnerships and Collaborations Event

We heard some secrets for success from Perky Blenders Cofounder Victoria Cozens and how to collaborate with other organisations to help your business to grow from expert Shelley Bishton.

An Evening of Marketing Insights

An Evening of Marketing Insights

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.

Creative Social Media Brunch

Creative Social Media Brunch

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.

Becoming Self-Employed

Becoming Self-Employed

Syreeta Johnson of kid’s clothing range Indikidual related how she set up and developed her brand. and Antony Smith of Providus Financial who ran us through some basics of how to manage your finances once you make the decision to go it alone. It was also great to have Phillipa from Enterprise Enfield who told us a little bit about the Inspiring Women Start Up Programme.

Business Planning & Strategy Brunch

Business Planning & Strategy Brunch

Our first brunch event went really well. We were so pleased that we had attendees from both Wanstead and Tottenham- it is great to think that people outside the borough have heard of what we’re up to!

Hive Collective Launch - The Fear of Freelance

Hive Collective Launch - The Fear of Freelance

Hive Collective launches for local business people in and around Waltham Forest, to collaborate in a non-intimidating network to talk about challenges and to learn how to overcome them together in a collective environment.

10 Tips To Reduce The Fear Of Self Employment

10 Tips To Reduce The Fear Of Self Employment

Hive Collective launches for local business people in and around Waltham Forest at which our panel of guests talked about the challenges they have faced on their journey to becoming self employed.