Tag: Entrepreneur

Maria Sirotkina 5 Minutes With

5 minutes with Entrepreneur Maria Sirotkina

Maria SirotkinaMaria Sirotkina is a self-confessed serial entrepreneur and working mum of two. With a background in journalism and a recent Business MBA qualification, she confidently juggles multiple businesses across a number of languages.

Currently based in Gran Canaria, her company Jey STUDY specialises in finding education programmes for those wanting to study abroad. Maria’s most recent project, ReStation, focuses around the rising demand for coworking/coliving spaces, helping to fulfil the expanding needs of digital nomads and remote workers. Read More

Rebecca ChristensenLove from Indie Street.

5 minutes with Rebecca Christensen – Entrepreneur and Founder of Love from Indie Street

Rebecca ChristensenEdinburgh based, Rebecca set up Love from Indie Street, a gift voucher service for independent boutique retailers, in 2014 with the sole purpose of supporting local businesses. As well as a growing range of maps and guides for independent shopping she now also offers coaching and business surgeries for women who want to set up on their own or who need help navigating the path of being a business owner. Read More

Cherith Harrison Gifts

5 minutes with designer Cherith Harrison

Cherith HarrisonCherith Harrison is a designer and printmaker in Edinburgh who creates Great British animal inspired gifts. From bags and stationery to mugs and tea towels her designs are unique and inspirational.



  1. Who or what inspired you to start your own design business?

I kind of started my business by accident! After graduating from ECA (Edinburgh College of Art) in 2005 I began working at a design agency and while I absolutely loved my job, I missed ‘getting my hands dirty’ as ultimately, I was working on a computer every day. I joined the Edinburgh Printmakers where I would spend a few evenings a week and the odd Saturday screen-printing my illustrations onto different surfaces such as paper, wood and fabric.

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