SheerLuxe Success Stories

SheerLuxe Success Stories sees us interview some of the UK’s most inspiring entrepreneurs and business people.

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SheerLuxe Podcast
 / 8 Mar 2018

SheerLuxe Success Stories: Jacqueline Gold, Chief Executive Of Ann Summers, Knickerbox & Gold Group International

Welcome back to the SheerLuxe Success Stories podcast. In this week’s episode, Georgie Coleridge Cole is joined by Jacqueline Gold CBE – businesswoman and Chief Executive of Gold Group International, Ann Summers and Knickerbox.

It was aged 19, whilst interning at her father’s lingerie business, Ann Summers, that Jacqueline spotted a gap in the market. Now said to be the 16th richest woman in the UK, Jacqueline has become one of the most recognisable women in business. Today, Ann Summers turns over more than £150m annually and is one of the most successful high street brands. Listen to find out the story of the woman who brought sex to the British public…

JACQUELINE SHARES

• Starting sex parties for women

• How she turned a male business into a female one

• Ann Summers' bestselling products

• Why she received a bullet in the post & was arrested twice


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Sam McKnight Success Story & Working With Princess Diana & Kate Moss

Success Story…Sam McKnight

Charlotte Collins is joined by author and brand owner Sam McKnight to talk more about his incredible life and career. Sam’s hair styling career has spanned four decades, encompassing everything from catwalk to editorial and advertising campaigns for fashion houses like Chanel, Fendi, Burberry, and Tom Ford. As well as collaborating with some of the world’s most prominent photographers – think Patrick Demarchelier, Mario Testino and Nick Knight – he was also a long-time stylist for the late Princess Diana, not to mention the creative mastermind behind her iconic look on the now-famous 1990 British Vogue cover…

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A Career & Charity Success Story: Tessy Ojo CBE, Chief Executive Of The Diana Award

Success Stories…Tessy Ojo CBE

Charlotte Collins is joined by Tessy Ojo CBE, chief executive of The Diana Award. The two delve into the inspiring world of philanthropy as Tessy shares her incredible journey leading a charity established in honour of Diana, Princess of Wales. Tessy shares her personal journey, the highs and lows of working in the charity sector and her advice for success - plus she opens the lid on how The Diana Award empowers young individuals to ignite change in their communities.

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 / 15 May 2023

The Story Behind The UK’s Fastest Growing Soft Drinks Brand, TRIP

Success Stories...Olivia Ferdi

Georgie Coleridge Cole is joined by Olivia Ferdi, co-founder of TRIP,  the innovative CBD lifestyle brand on a mission to transform mental wellbeing. The two discuss Olivia’s journey – from her career in law to launching and scaling a business in the drinks space after her husband suffered from an injury and discovered the power of CBD oils. Olivia and Georgie also discuss destigmatising the CBD conversation, future products and the most rewarding part of being a female entrepreneur.

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The Story Behind Jimmy Fairly & How To Be A Disrupter

Success Stories...Founder Jimmy Fairly 

Georgie Coleridge Cole is joined by Antonin Chartier – founder & CEO of eyewear brand Jimmy Fairly to chat future business goals, career highlights and entrepreneurial advice. Jimmy Fairly offers fashionable glasses at fair prices with a positive social impact thanks to its buy-one-give-one charity initiative. With 100 boutiques worldwide and counting, plus a head office in Paris, Georgie discovers the story behind the brand, Antonin’s business journey and the lessons he’s learnt along the way…

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The Story Behind The Global Beauty Brand: Chantecaille

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

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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