Balancing a career with motherhood is tough. Some women say they manage the emotional guilt by separating their professional persona from their role as a mother. Others, namely the new breed of “Mumpreneurs”, have solved the dilemma by setting up businesses at home.
Peter Harris co-founded the luxury chocolatier in 2004 and has watched it grow from one store in Watford to 74 shops worldwide, a boutique hotel and a cocoa plantation in St Lucia — with a revenue of £63 million last year. Speaking at a Norwood dinner, he told guests:
An Israeli company is battling terrorism with technology used by government agencies across the globe.
Cellebrite, founded in 1999, is headquartered in Petah Tikva, Israel, and more than 50 per cent of the technology company’s $200 million average annual revenue stems from its forensics division — established in 2007.
Social media has transformed the advertising and marketing industries, according to Lilach Bullock, who was last month named among the Top 20 Women Social Media Power Influencers and the Top 50 Social Media Influencers 2013 by Forbes.
Banking is an aggressive, competitive and challenging industry dominated by men. Women — especially Orthodox women — are noticeably absent from top positions in the financial industry. But it is not the workplace environment that is holding them back, says leading financier Judy Heicklen.
Experts say the food industry has changed. Consumers are looking for practical products over pricey luxuries and stores will be replaced by online retail. But Asher Budwig, operations director of Lola’s, is bucking the trend with his cupcake business.
An Israeli kibbutz located north of Eilat is not alone in seeing the potential of one of its products. Its Algatechnologies business, which commercially cultivates microalgae to supply one of the world’s most powerful antioxidants available for human consumption (astaxanthin), has been bought by a leading UK investment firm.
Two Israelis have won the JC’s first Young Entrepreneurs’ Challenge. Nitzan Yudan and Tomer Kalish, now based in London, were chosen by the judges to receive the unprecedented prize: £10,000 from the judging panel, £10,000 from Investec Specialist Bank, £5,000 of strategic consultancy from Albion London and free accountancy advice from leading north London firm, Berg Kaprow Lewis.