TiE Pioneering Women Event
Date: Monday, 2nd March, 2020
Venue: RSM, 3 Hardman St, Manchester M3 3HF
Stephanie Buttery: Founder and Director Chu Lo Drinks – In 2018, Stephanie spent ten months deployed in the Far East with the Royal Navy. Four of those months were based in Japan. This is where Stephanie discovered an idea, and a thirst, to bring something new to the soft drinks market. Chu Lo Drinks are a series of Japanese inspired soft drinks which are made to look great and taste incredible. After conducting market testing with Manchester Youth Markets, Stephanie received a government start-up loan to make the drinks on a large scale so that everyone can have a ‘Taste of Japan’. Recently named Enterprise Nation’s ‘Manchester Start Up of the Year’ and a finalist in the upcoming FSB award for ‘Young Entrepreneur of the Year’ expectations are high for Chu Lo.
Lydia Jones: Founder & CEO at Housemates – Lydia, who has spent the last five years working on mobile platforms for fitness, social networking, productivity and AI, set up the Liverpool-based tech startup alongside CTO and experienced programmer Marius Vinickis. Housemates is a mobile platform that automates the process of onboarding mainly international students into accommodation and neighbourhoods. The app aims to remove boundaries so that students can send offers to verified landlords, who, in turn, can send counter offers, confirm and create an agreement.
Asiya Durrani: Luxury Brand Consultant at Asiya Luxe – Luxury Brand Director for leading International Fashion and jewellery brands. With a lifelong list of experiences, including a career with Vivienne Westwood, Erickson Beamon, Hervia Group and Purple PR along with clients such a Swarovski Atelier, Diarough Diamonds and Betony Vernon. Asiya can share a few key tips on how to get noticed, direct, influence but more importantly a real insight into luxury branding. Experienced creative profile combining brand development, marketing/sales focus, buying skills, established management profile within the fashion and luxury markets.