All Lisa Angel wanted to do was make jewellery. Just over a decade after starting out, she has a global company, a booming wholesale business and an EDP Business Award. BETHANY WHYMARK went to her warehouse to discover the woman behind the brand.
The biggest winner at last year’s EDP Business Awards was Epos Now, which took home three awards, including the overall Business of the Year title. Founder Jacyn Heavens told MARK SHIELDS what lies behind the success.
Dr Belinda Clarke wants to be a “catalyst” to turn science and technology innovations into useful tools for the food and farming industries. She told CHRIS HILL how this drove her leadership of Agri-Tech East, winner of an EDP Business Award.
Simon Innes had more than 15 years of retail management experience when he joined CVS Group in 2004 and has since steered the company to national success and an EDP Business Award. He told BETHANY WHYMARK about the company’s growing dominance in the animal care sector.
The East Anglian coastline is becoming a world leader for the offshore wind industry – but the lessons are being imported from abroad. Business editor MARK SHIELDS visited Germany’s Wikinger wind farm to find out more.
How can you bring new skills into your business when staff turnover is low and money may be tight? SHAUN LOWTHORPE talks to the Future50 businesses swapping ideas as part of an informal work shadowing programme.
When launching a jewellery business in late 2012, sisters Jenny and Sophie Laslett used some borrowed money and a spare room. After ordering a small batch from a manufacturer in the Far East, their only customers the first Christmas were friends and family.