Hive Collective Profiles

Victoria Cozens - Co-founder of Perky Blenders

Victoria Cozens - Co-founder of Perky Blenders

Victoria Cozens, is co-founder of East London’s specialty coffee roasters; Perky Blenders. Since starting it with her husband, Adam and brother-in-law, Tom in 2015, she’s played a crucial part in building a brand that’s responsible, friendly and accessible to all.

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.