Tuesday, 23 April 2019
Winning a NatWest Everywoman Award in 2016, Helen has brought the spotlight onto sustainability and ethical thinking within the kitchen industry. Beginning with the search for an affordable kitchen, this 52 year old mother of 2 founded Used Kitchen Exchange as a Sole Trader, incorporating in 2016. The company is now recognised as a Market Disruptor; re-educating a linear industry and helping to complete a circular economy.
“As a market disruptor there wasn’t a blue print for the business I envisaged, this gave me a blank sheet of paper to work from; scary but exciting at the same time! Networking gave me a clear understanding of the way my industry works, which was essential not only to gain knowledge, but also to help understand the needs of stakeholders and be able to speak their ‘language’. Once I understood this it was much easier to design a meaningful and effective marketing strategy. Understanding my business’s WHY has been pivotal to its success.”
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