Success Stories

Karen Hagenow – The Posh Soap Company

Originally from Hertfordshire and now living in Teignmouth, Karen Hagenow moved to Devon when she was two years old. She worked as a senior occupational therapist for twenty years in A&E, mental health and acute psychiatry, followed by five years working in sales for a pharmaceutical company.

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Mark Thomas – Bespoke Iron

His grandfather then stated, “actually I knew that you would do it but just wanted to push you to follow your dream,” as he handed over a family heirloom – his own grandfather’s own anvil which had been his prized possession for many years.  Originally Mark went to Bicton College in Devon to complete an agricultural…

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