Please give your name and then say who was your biggest hero when you were younger?
Siobhan Mackenzie - When I was younger my hero was my Grandad. I come from a big family and he was the most courageous superhero with a heart of gold who just adored his grandchildren. He has taught me how to have strength, bravery and kindness all rolled into one.
What initially attracted you to enterprise?
I have always had a strong sense of determination along with ambitious dreams which are fuelled by passion, lots of hard work and self belief. I had a demand for an innovative product so it really seemed like a natural step to become an entrepreneur.
Can you tell us about the first £10 you ever made?
I love to bake so I set up a cake stand at a local fair.
What has been your biggest challenge so far with your business?
The biggest challenge I have faced is funding. Starting a business fresh upon graduating without any time to save is so difficult.
Who is it that keeps you going through any tough times?
My family - although I live a long way from them I know that they are only a phone-call away if I have any worries.
What is it that gets you out of your bed in the morning?
The ambition I have to fulfil my dreams and share my vision worldwide.
How do you define success?
I would define success in making yourself and making others happy. Obviously financially your business needs to make money to survive but for me it is the ultimate reward when a customer is extremely satisfied.
Where do you see your business in 5 years’ time?
I would like to have stores in worldwide locations- Scotland, London, New York, Canada... to name a few.
If you could give your “teenage self” one piece of advice, what would it be?
I was fortunate to have known the path I wanted to take since I was ten years old so I have solely focused on being driven and taking the necessary steps to succeed in that dream. The advice I would give, would be not to let others knock you down. You may be a small-town girl with a massive dream but anything is possible if you work hard enough.
If you could have any 1 person on your business contact list who would that person be and why?
Vivienne Westwood. She took what people perceived as outrageous at the time and turned it into a global fashion empire. As a designer you need to be prepared to step outside of the box and be innovative so she has been a huge inspiration to me to not be afraid to take risks.