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
Pooja joined the Mayor’s Fund for London in May 2017 as Head of Finance and Operations with over 12 years experience in the Charity and Not for Profit sector. Prior to this, Pooja worked for 6 years as the Head of Finance for Genetic Disorders UK (a national charity that runs the Jeans for Genes campaign). Pooja trained as an auditor and worked in practice before achieving her finance qualifications and ACCA and also worked for 5 years at a top 20 firm of accountants, Saffery Champness, as an Auditor within the charities team. Currently, a fellow of the ACCA, Pooja is also a member of the decision-making panel for the Bank of England’s monetary unit. In her spare time, Pooja enjoys yoga, gardening and takes a keen interest in the conservation of African elephants. As part of this conservation, Pooja is the foster parent of a young orphan elephant in Kenya, which is where Pooja was born and raised.
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