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Gian Power Leaves City Job and Launches Meditation Business


26 year old Gian Power has recently launched a meditation service called Unwind, focused on helping city-workers do exactly what the name suggests.

Unwind was inspired by an incredibly challenging period of Gian’s life, whilst he himself was working full time in the city. The ex-PWC employee launched the meditiation experience following the tragic death of his father.

Gian attended Aston University where he studied International Business and German. After he graduated, he started working at PWC full time whilst also pursuing his accountancy exams.

Around a year after starting at PWC, Gian received the devastating news that his Father had been tragically murdered in India during a work trip.

Gian spent some time reflecting whilst working and organising his Father’s funeral. The young entrepreneur eventually made the decision to leave PWC and join the New Entrepreneurs Foundation to focus on a career in business rather than a corporate 9-5.

This new direction for Gian resulted in him launching Unwind after he himself had experienced the benefits of meditation following his father’s death.

The business is aimed towards those working in corporate London who may need some time out from the hustle and bustle of city life.

Check out the full article from Gian’s inspiring story here

Source: Business Insider

Isabella West – 25 Year Old Founder of Hirestreet


Young entrepreneur Isabella West has recently started a fashion rental business called Hirestreet. The business allows people to rent dresses for up to 10 days, at which point the items are returned.

Hirestreet is the first of its kind in the UK, as many of the other fashion rental businesses are focused on designer clothes.

Isabella noticed an opportunity to introduce a rental service for high-street fashion brands, as the designer ones are generally too expensive especially for younger consumers.

After conducting a survey amongst 16-30 year olds, Isabella also noticed that most of this age demographic only wore certain outfits once or twice, even though they had several occasions throughout the year to get dressed up for!

Having launched Hirestreet in Newcastle, Isabella is now focused on spreading her reach far beyond the North-East of England, given how much interest she’s received.

Anthony De Prezzo Interview – Part 2


In the second part of our interview with Anthony De Prezzo, the Banterbus founder reflected on his most recent event, whilst delving further into the origins of Banterbus.

The last Banterbus took place on 2nd June 2018, and was held in collaboration with Axel Blake’s I’m Not Gonna Lie show at the O2 arena. Anthony explained:

“I moved my event to an earlier time because normally it starts at 7pm, so I decided to move it to about 4pm, we partied, had our 2 stand up comedians then arrived at Axel’s show for 8pm”

Anthony wants to continue collaborating with other comedians and their shows which will allow his customers to attend a comedy show straight after spending a few hours on the Banterbus.

Having spent his working life in the IT industry, it was interesting to listen to Anthony explaining how he was able to cross into the comedy events business.

Working a job alongside building a business is a true test of time management and discipline. Anthony juggled his day job alongside his business efforts, and he’s managed to sell out several events less than a year after launching.

The young entrepreneur also hinted that he may be bringing the Banterbus into other cities within the UK, and may also consider making it international very soon.

Full interview above!