Award winning Desi greeting card designer to guest speak at business funding event in East London

Award winning Desi greeting card designer to guest speak at business funding event in East London

Samantha Alfred, regional winner of the HSBC Start-Up Stars Awards 2007, will be a special guest speaker at the ‘Funding for Business Growth’ event – in association with HSBC Bank – set to take place on Thursday 24th April at the East London Centre, Stratford.

Samantha – Managing Director (MD) of Jivana Style – following an unsuccessful appearance on BBC 2’s Dragons Den, went on to scoop the London regional title for the HSBC Start-Up Stars Awards. Having developed a range of unique ethnic greeting cards and gifts inspired by a fusion of Asian and British culture; Jivana Style now supplies cards nationwide to some of the UK’s renowned retailers including Clinton Cards, Sainsbury’s and Fenwick’s.

The ‘Funding for Business Growth’ event, hosted by Rich Visions, aims to provide SME businesses, social enterprises, community, faith and voluntary organisations – within the five Olympic boroughs – information on how to access finance, funded training programmes, business support and advice worth up to £5000.

Samantha Alfred – MD Jivana Style commented: Starting or running a business can be a very daunting experience and it is important that small businesses utilise all the resources put in place to help them succeed. I look forward to sharing my experiences and giving advice on how to make the most of the extensive range of funded schemes and support services available.

On the day there will be testimonials from business entrepreneurs including Laban Roomes (BBC2’s Dragon’s Den winner) Mavis Amankwah(Rich Visions Winner of 2007 GAB Award – Media & Communications), as well as business development speakers including Ope Bankole (The Voice Newspaper) and Susan Batchelor (Pera Innovation Company).

For more information please call 020 8555 2200 or e-mail

Region: All
Start Date: 24/04/2008
End Date: 24/04/2008
Start Time: 16:00 to 20:00
Venue: East London Centre
Venue Address: Boardman House 64 The Broadway, Stratford, London
Press Tickets: Available
Sponsorship: Not Available
Press Tickets:
Name: Jessyca Sarpong
Phone: +44 (0) 20 8555 2200