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SheerLuxe Success Stories interviews some of the UK's most inspiring entrepreneurs & business people.

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The Story Behind The Global Beauty Brand: Chantecaille

10 May 2022

Success Stories... Founder Sylvie Chantecaille

Georgie Coleridge Cole is joined by Sylvie Chantecaille, founder of Chantecaille and a pioneer in the world of modern, botanical skincare and cosmetics. Entering the beauty business more than 45 years ago, the two discuss how Sylvie initially launched Chantecaille as a French fragrance house before evolving it into the global company it is today – including how her father influenced her business skills, working with Diane Von Furstenberg and everything she's learned along the way...

In partnership with Chantecaille: https://chantecaille.co.uk/

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The Woman & Success Story Behind Trinny London Plus Trinny Answers Your Questions

8 Mar 2022

Success Stories... Trinny Woodall

Trinny joins Georgie for her second SheerLuxe Success Stories. 4 years on from her first, she explains how she's built Trinny London into a beauty powerhouse, from raising funding to future-proofing the business, employing experts to creating branding. Plus, she shares her tips for good management, social media growth and community building...

If you're wondering how you can help the people of Ukraine, the following charities are a good place to start… 

SAVE THE CHILDREN

@savethechildren

UNICEF

@unicef_uk

BRITISH RED CROSS

@britishredcross

UN Refugee Agency

@refugees

CARE INTERNATIONAL

@careintuk

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The Story Behind One Of The UK's Most Loved & Fast-Growing Jewellery Brands - Astrid & Miyu

5 Oct 2021

SheerLuxe Success Stories... Connie Nam

Georgie Coleridge Cole is joined by Connie Nam, founder and CEO of jewellery brand (and SL team favourite) Astrid & Miyu. The two discuss Connie's transition from the high flying world of banking to her life as an entrepreneur, her advice for a career change and all the tips and tricks that have made Astrid & Miyu one of the UK's most loved and exciting affordable jewellery brands.

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How This Man Turned Farrow & Ball Into A Household Name, Sold The Company For £80million & Launched Luxury Fabric Brand Fermoie

7 Sep 2021

Success Stories... Martin Ephson

Georgie Coleridge Cole is joined by interiors entrepreneur Martin Ephson for his success stories. The two discuss his unlikely career path, how he turned Farrow & Ball into the household name (and hugely successful business) it is today, his plans for luxury fabric company Fermoie and his challenges, failures and successes along the way.

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Success Stories: William Chase - Founder Of Tyrrell's Crisps, Chase Distillery & Willy's Apple Cider

26 Jan 2021

Success Stories With William Chase...

In our first Success Stories podcast of the year, founder and editor Georgie Coleridge Cole is joined remotely by William Chase, founder of Tyrrells Crisps, Chase Distillery, and Willy’s Apple Cider Vinegar. 

William shares how he got into the food industry, where it all began on his family farm with their homegrown potatoes, and how he managed to build three successful businesses after spotting a gap in the market. Plus, William tells Georgie why he decided to sell during the height of the pandemic, and shares his advice for other budding entrepreneurs looking to get ahead in the industry. 

 

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In Conversation With: Jamie Laing - Inside Strictly, Life On TV & Business Success Story

13 Nov 2020

This week, SL's Georgie Coleridge Cole and Charlotte Collins are joined by Made In Chelsea star, entrepreneur and Strictly contestant Jamie Laing. From life in the limelight to launching a business, Jamie shares the advice and life lessons he's learnt along the way. Plus, of course, there's plenty of Strictly chat, as Jamie prepares to dance the Samba this Saturday night...

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Success Stories: How Charlie Bigham Disrupted The Food Industry

14 Jul 2020

In Conversation With... Charlie Bigham

This week, Georgie is joined by food entrepreneur Charlie Bigham. The founder behind some of Britain’s most loved pre-prepared meals describes the inspiration behind his business, the dishes the nation has fallen for and the surprising twists and turns that come with entrepreneurship. From Bakewell tarts to lasagnes, the two discuss why Charlie Bigham’s has been such a success. 

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Success Stories: How To Build A Successful Children's Brand, La Coqueta

20 Jan 2020

Celia Muñoz was about to give birth to her fifth child when she decided to follow her passion and start her own business. Spotting a gap in the market for well-made children’s clothes at an affordable price, Celia left behind her career as a headhunter and launched childrenswear brand La Coqueta in 2013. Handmade in Spain, the designs mix traditional, timeless silhouettes with chic and contemporary twists. Famously worn by Prince Louis, the brand is now a global success, with customers reaching as far as Brazil and South Korea. Here, Celia tells Georgie what it took to get the business to where it is today. 

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Success Stories: Donna Hay, Australia's Best-Selling Cookbook Author & Food Editor

4 Nov 2019

Donna Hay is Australia's leading food editor and a best-selling cookbook author. Throughout her career, she has released a staggering 26 award-winning cookbooks, each featuring her style-driven approach to cooking and minimalist aesthetic. From books to TV, Donna has cemented her name as Australia's first lady of cooking and now with the release of her cookbook Week Light, she shares with us her week in food – filled with quick and healthy weeknight meals. From the dishes she serves for the ultimate dinner party to her favourite London restaurants, here Donna Hay tells Georgie Coleridge Cole her tips and tricks.

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Success Stories: Phillipa Lepley, Wedding Dress Designer

7 Oct 2019

With a career spanning over three decades and a reputation unparalleled in the bridalwear industry, Phillipa Lepley is one of the capital’s leading wedding dress designers. Since launching her bridal couture label from a small atelier in South Kensington in 1989, Phillipa has established herself as London’s go-to couturier for luxurious bespoke dresses, creating iconic, timeless, feminine looks along the way. From her work experience days to her dress-making process from start to finish, here Phillipa Lepley tells Georgie Coleridge Cole her success story.

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Success Stories: Chrissie Rucker, The White Company

19 Sep 2019

What started with a brainwave to create a small bedding collection quickly became The White Company, the lifestyle brand that is, 25 years on, a household name. With 60 stores, a 250 million pound annual turnover and a new book under her belt, founder Chrissie Rucker tells Sheerluxe's Georgie Coleridge Cole her success story. From the inspiration behind the brand to how it's grown without investment to how to find the perfect work/life balance, the entrepreneur reveals all.

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SheerLuxe Success Stories: Hannah Coffin, Needle & Thread

15 Jul 2019

Rising through the ranks at Karen Millen and AllSaints, Hannah Coffin launched Needle & Thread in 2013 after spotting a gap in the market for contemporary, feminine, timeless pieces. Launching exclusively with ASOS, the brand was soon stocked by major retailers including NET-A-PORTER and Harrods. Tapping into a growing demand for affordable luxury, Needle & Thread quickly expanded to launch its e-commerce site in 2015, a bridal collection in 2016, and is now a global brand loved by stars from the likes of Sarah Jessica Parker to Drew Barrymore, Fearne Cotton to Jessica Alba. Here, listen to Hannah talk about her first time making her own clothes as a teen, the pros and cons of starting her own business and what’s next for Needle & Thread.

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