LCF alumna Jemma Fennings, BA Fashion Management, and CSM alumna Lesa Bennett, founders of watch brand Olivia Burton, have been selected as winners in the Demeter Award category in the NatWest everywoman Awards.
Having met on their first day at university, Lesa and Jemma went on to enjoy successful careers in buying for companies like Selfridges and ASOS before joining forces in business. When they couldn’t find a watch that fulfilled their need for style, they decided to design their own brand Olivia Burton, taking inspiration from vintage and the catwalk to create a collection described as “distinctive, contemporary and fun”.
Both were selected as the winners in the Demeter Award category for women running a business aged 26-35. The everywoman Awards recognise and celebrate the achievements of the UK’s most successful women in business. They uncover role models and mentors for the next generation, inspire ambition and raise the profile of the winners, finalists and their organisations.
The awards were judged by some of Britain’s best known business owners who presided over hundreds of entries for this, the most highly regarded awards programme for Britain’s female entrepreneurs. Judges include Chrissie Rucker MBE (The White Company), Cath Kidston MBE, Amanda Wakeley OBE, and Sharon Hilditch MBE (Crystal Clear).
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