Sojo also creates space for discussion around sustainable fashion “What I needed was a really easy and hassle-free way for me to get my clothes altered and repaired – that’s when Sojo was born.” Sojo’s mission is to give clothes a second chance to keep them out of landfill for longer. Sojo made the 2020
Playwright and ex-BBC journalist
Originally a journalist for more than 10 years, including seven years at the BBC, Martin retrained as an actor. Since then, he has performed on stage and screen, mostly notably Trafalgar Studios in the West End, Southwark Playhouse and a UK tour of the sports based drama The Long Walk Back where he played the lead as ex-England cricketer Chris Lewis. As a playwright, Martin made his Radio 4 debut with his play Death Knock in September 2020, based on his experiences as a local news reporter in the capital.
Cosi Care eczema relief – 2019 Creative Industries winner
Lauren Bell, 2019 Creative Industries Award winner, Cosi Care “When I entered the competition, I was a designer. Now I am an entrepreneur.” Lauren Bell, used her experiences with chronic eczema to create Cosi Care – a line of products to relieve the symptoms of eczema and other skin conditions. Designed with children in mind,
Fighting electronic waste – 2018 Tech finalist
Re-inventing the circuit board for the circular economy Tech Finalist at the 2018 awards, Jiva made it through to the finals with their key product Soluboard. Soluboard is designed to be a replacement for the plastic base of circuit boards used in all our electronics. The boards are made with natural fibres and a number