Makers Fair and Business Launch

Makers Fair and Business Launch


The Makers Fair and Business Launch was a collaboration between the Eden Jar and a local CIC –  Enrich and Empower. Enrich and Empower was formed as a result of two women who met on the Academy of Success program.

Ruth and Winnie from Enrich and Empower

Academy of Success is a free program for people who want to start their own business but lack the confidence.

Founder of the Eden Jar, Ngozi joined the three week business course as she wanted to launch her side-line business, but about a year ago, she experienced some personal challenges which set her confidence back Anderson which prevented her from moving her side-line business forward.

During the three week course, Ngozi was amazed at the talent amongst the attendees. Always wanting to see people thrive, she had an idea to stage an event, showcasing the products and services from the graduates of the Academy of Success. She met graduates from other cohorts of the Academy and set about organising the Makers Fair and Business Launch with the help of  Ruth and Winnie from Enrich and Empower, an organisation which supports women who are experiencing life- challenges.

The event was held in Dalston, Hackney on Saturday 18th May. Some graduates of the Academy had stalls and showcased their products and services as well as local businesses in Hackney. Although the venue was small, the vision of future networking of Academy of Success graduates was great!

Ngozi manages a Whatsapp group – Business Movers – which consists of ex-graduates of The Academy. They meet every three weeks to discuss each others business goals, ideas and to offer peer to peer business support where needed. They also have brunch meetings in a local Turkish cafe – Park View Cafe. which has become the groups regular eating place!

If you are a graduate of the Academy of Success  or you are a passionate business person and would like to support our group in any way, and like to join Business Movers please contact The Eden Jar.

If you are interested in pursuing a course from the Academy of  Success, please contact Dionne.




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