Welcome to the great adventure of becoming a creative entrepreneur. We could think of no better guides than the entrepreneurs who have pioneered new territories and inspired us along the way. We bring you a profile of each of them along with their answers to our 'Proust Questionnaire' which lets us get inside their psyches while paying tribute to the man who said 'if a little dreaming is dangerous, the cure for it is not to dream less but to dream more, to dream all the time' - Marcel Proust
Known for her exquisite craftsmanship and the uniquely British wit of her handbag and accessory collections, wildy successful creative entrepreneur Anya Hindmarch MBE has come a long way since the days when, still a teenager, she could be found making Italian-inspired duffle bags at her kitchen table.
We, along with the rest of the world, were shocked and saddened to hear of the sudden death of Zaha Hadid on 30 March 2016. For us, she was a treasured founding Ambassador and inspiration for Creative Entrepreneurs. She was a believer in our vision when it was just an idea, a powerful supporter of our work and a generous friend. For the world, she was a creative genius, an architectural rock star, a pioneer who broke the bounds of imagination. She was at the height of her game and had so much more to dazzle us with. As we mourn her loss, we're heartened that her stunning work and style will live on.
It all started at age 15 when his parents gave him a video camera for Christmas. From filming foxes in his West London council estate garden, he soon had his entrepreneurial moment: solving a problem by making the grime music videos he and his friends couldn’t find and posting them on YouTube. Fast forward 10 years to a multi-media, multi-country, multi-million pound media empire - and at 25 years old, the talented young creative entrepreneur Jamal Edwards is just getting started.
Before becoming a creative entrepreneur and launching his creative work space startup Second Home in East London, Rohan Silva was on the other side of the fence, championing entrepreneurship and helping to kick start Tech City during his stint at Downing Street, where he was known as its wildest thinker.