This week I met the President and Founder of The Prince’s Trust, HRH The Prince of Wales, in London for an event celebrating the Prince’s Trust’s enterprise programme. I got to meet a lot of incredible people who have started business over the last 36 years with the support of the Enterprise Programme too. It was an amazing evening and, as always, I'm so proud to be supporting The Prince’s Trust.Read More
HomeStyle magazine recently included BearHugs as part of their article on ‘Christmas Shopping With A Difference’.
“With our thoughts beginning to turn towards Christmas shopping, it's time to think of ways to embrace the approaching season of goodwill and buy gifts that delight their recipients, while also helping the next generation of entrepreneurs”Read More
I’ve written before about how much the Prince’s Trust has done both for BearHugs and me personally. Getting to go out as a Prince’s Trust ambassador and talk about the work of the Trust is one of the things I am most proud to do.
Did you know that The Prince’s Trust also has an Online Store, selling products created by Prince’s Trust entrepreneurs? Find out more here....Read More
Some of you might remember that last year I had the incredible honour of being a finalist at the Prince’s Trust Awards, where
This year, I was invited to attend the awards in London again. This time in my role as an ambassador for the Prince’s Trust - something I am incredibly proud to do. The awards were hosted again by Ant and Dec and included, alongside Prince Charles, Tom Hardy, Olivia Colman, Tom Jones and Bryan Cranston!Read More
Liv has now written about and interviewed Chief Sender of Hugs Faye as part of her Girl Crush series. Topics include the Prince's Trust, the story behind BearHugs, dealing with challenging days, and Faye's own girl crushes!Read More
The South Yorkshire Prince's Trust Enterprise Team and myself are hosting a super friendly and (we hope) not-initimidating get together for women in business supported by the Prince's Trust.Read More
This morning thanks to Coutts and Prince's Trust I had the privilege of meeting Sir Ben Ainslie and founder of Trunki, Rob Law. It was incredible to hear both Sir Ben and Rob talk about their journeys to success. I was particularly inspired by the values, culture and approach to people at Trunki. As always, I was very proud to be a Princes Trust Young Ambassador and talk about my experiences of the Enterprise Programme which helped me to launch BearHugs in 2015.Read More
Two years ago today, BearHugs was officially launched as Prince's Trust business. Look back over the last two years with us....Read More
I'm incredibly proud to represent The Prince's Trust as a Young Ambassador. The work they do to support young people is amazing and I'll be forever grateful for the help I've been able to access when starting BearHugs.
This year my quote was featured in the Prince of Wales' Annual Review.Read More
On Wednesday 29th March, I was flattered to be asked to judge the Yorkshire Regional Final of the Mosaic Enterprise Challenge. I was so impressed by all of the teams and their pitches. The students' ideas were amazing and I loved the energy and enthusiasm that came across when they spoke about them. It was a really tough call but Team Elektrofit from Dixons Kings Academy came out as winners with their idea to simultaneously generate electricity for their community and promote physical activity in schools. I'm so excited for them that they now go on to the prestigious National Final in London.Read More
On International Women's Day I thought there was no better time to talk about just how important it is that young women (and men) are being given Enterprise support and how proud I am to represent a charity that provides it.Read More
I am very excited that, after winning the Enterprise Award at the Yorkshire and Humber Prince's Trust Awards in November, I have been chosen as a finalist for the Enterprise Award at the National Prince's Trust Celebrate Success Awards.
The awards ceremony will take place at the London Palladium on Wednesday 15th March.Read More
I was absolutely blown away last night to receive the NatWest Enterprise Award at the Prince's Trust Celebrate Success Awards. What an incredible year 2016 is turning out to be!Read More
I was proud to represent Prince's Trust this evening as a Young Ambassador at the Vantage Motor Group Charity Dinner. The Prince's Trust has played a huge part in BearHugs becoming what it is now, so I'm always happy to give a little back by spreading the word of the incredible work they the Trust does. I was honoured to be asked to speak before Gordon Strachan and then to have the opportunity to chat with him over dinner.Read More
I'm so happy to see that my story has been featured by The Prince's Trust on their website. I got quite emotional reading this back- so much has changed for the better since I first started my business. I'm incredibly grateful for the support I've been offered, in particular for that from my ever-encouraging Prince's Trust mentor, Greg.Read More
BearHugs is a finalist for the Enterprise Award at the 2016 Prince's Trust Celebrate Success Awards! The Prince's Trust helps to launch thousands of businesses every year so I'm humbled to have been selected for the Yorkshire and Humber shortlist. BearHugs probably wouldn't exist now without the support of the Prince's Trust Enterprise Programme (read a full account of my experience here) so it is really special to me to be put forward for this award.Read More
This year the Prince's Trust is celebrating it's 40th Anniversary. Having accessed their Enterprise Programme and received support to launch my business BearHugs, I was very excited to take part in the celebrations. I got involved by joining the #partofPT tour when it stopped in Leeds city centre on 20th April.
I felt very proud to represent the Prince's Trust and loved talking about my entirely positive experience with their programme. I took along lots of BearHugs freebies and it was a pleasure to hand them out to people dropping by the #partofPT airstream. I set up alongside fellow Enterprise Programme user, Natalia who runs Pura Panela. I counted myself very lucky to have access to plenty of samples of her delicious drinks Cafe Campesino, Gurapo and Canelazo throughout the day.Read More