We launched Henry Fox over five years ago during the recession. It was the worst time to start a company, but it was also the making of us because we did not have a large and expensive firm to maintain.
Gaby and I were sitting by the pool in Tel Aviv when we decided to launch our recruitment company that specialises in fashion.
Whenever I went to a garage, I got ripped off. A lot of mechanics saw a young girl driving a nice Volkswagen Beetle and decided to charge really high prices for simple things. But I didn’t know any better and paid them the money.
The Student Money Saver idea was started five years ago — during my first academic year at Manchester University.
For the first time in my life, I was managing my own money without any help — I found it challenging. There were lots of general money management websites offering online advice, but I couldn’t believe there was nothing out there specifically for students.