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Welcome to the Luxury Business Podcast. Each week you will hear mind blowing interviews with amazing luxury experts which will include actionable tips that you can implement to help your business and brand grow. I will also bring you the latest luxury business news from around the world with my take. So thanks for spending time with me today and I can’t wait to get started. I am your host Elizabeth Solaru, founder of the Luxury Business Emporium. Connect with me here:Luxury Business Emporium Website: https://luxurybusinessemporium.com/ Linkedin: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/elizabeth-solaru-1ba901 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/luxurybusinessemporium/  Who is Elizabeth Solaru:Elizabeth Solaru is the multi award winning founder of Elizabeth's Cake Emporium and the Luxury Business Emporium. Recognised as one of the best wedding cake companies in the world, her company creates the most opulent and beautifully handcrafted cakes using the finest ingredients. A pioneer in the wedding industry, her creations have been featured in numerous national and international blogs and publications including Vogue, Tatler, Wedluxe, Brides, Strictly Weddings, The Telegraph, and Conde Nast BRIDES.Clients include British, European and Middle Eastern Royalty, celebrities and high net worth individuals.Elizabeth has appeared on the BBC, the Good Food Channel, BBC Radio and Sky Living as a luxury expert. She is also a regular on Sky TV being the only three times winner of The Great Cake Bake, a show which featured the best wedding cake makers in the country.Elizabeth is an international speaker and competition judge who travels the globe speaking to fellow cake makers, women in business, wedding industry professionals and other entrepreneurial groups. She presents on a number of topics ranging from her own inspirational creative journey from Microbiologist, and Headhunter to luxury cake maker, to successfully branding her company.Author of best-selling artisan cake book OPULENCIA, she has hosted The Cake and Bake Show and internationally has judged The Championnat de France de Cake Design, the French cake championships and for the last three years, the Italian Wedding Awards. Elizabeth is in demand as a sugarcraft expert and has also appeared on Sky Living's "Who'd Be a Billionaire" with her cakes appearing in films such as "My Best Friend's Wedding" by Sony Columbia Pictures. She was recently named as one of the world's "Masterful 100", a select list of the most excellent and masterful luxury experts and brands in their field and recently won Bridelux's Best Cake Maker award at the first ever global luxury wedding industry awards. She is also one of the experts at The London Finishing Academy.She is an advocate of maternal health and actively fundraises for Jeans for Genes Charity.

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Welcome to the Luxury Business Podcast. Each week you will hear mind blowing interviews with amazing luxury experts which will include actionable tips that you can implement to help your business and brand grow. I will also bring you the latest luxury business news from around the world with my take. So thanks for spending time with me today and I can’t wait to get started. I am your host Elizabeth Solaru, founder of the Luxury Business Emporium. Connect with me here:Luxury Business Emporium Website: https://luxurybusinessemporium.com/ Linkedin: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/elizabeth-solaru-1ba901 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/luxurybusinessemporium/  Who is Elizabeth Solaru:Elizabeth Solaru is the multi award winning founder of Elizabeth's Cake Emporium and the Luxury Business Emporium. Recognised as one of the best wedding cake companies in the world, her company creates the most opulent and beautifully handcrafted cakes using the finest ingredients. A pioneer in the wedding industry, her creations have been featured in numerous national and international blogs and publications including Vogue, Tatler, Wedluxe, Brides, Strictly Weddings, The Telegraph, and Conde Nast BRIDES.Clients include British, European and Middle Eastern Royalty, celebrities and high net worth individuals.Elizabeth has appeared on the BBC, the Good Food Channel, BBC Radio and Sky Living as a luxury expert. She is also a regular on Sky TV being the only three times winner of The Great Cake Bake, a show which featured the best wedding cake makers in the country.Elizabeth is an international speaker and competition judge who travels the globe speaking to fellow cake makers, women in business, wedding industry professionals and other entrepreneurial groups. She presents on a number of topics ranging from her own inspirational creative journey from Microbiologist, and Headhunter to luxury cake maker, to successfully branding her company.Author of best-selling artisan cake book OPULENCIA, she has hosted The Cake and Bake Show and internationally has judged The Championnat de France de Cake Design, the French cake championships and for the last three years, the Italian Wedding Awards. Elizabeth is in demand as a sugarcraft expert and has also appeared on Sky Living's "Who'd Be a Billionaire" with her cakes appearing in films such as "My Best Friend's Wedding" by Sony Columbia Pictures. She was recently named as one of the world's "Masterful 100", a select list of the most excellent and masterful luxury experts and brands in their field and recently won Bridelux's Best Cake Maker award at the first ever global luxury wedding industry awards. She is also one of the experts at The London Finishing Academy.She is an advocate of maternal health and actively fundraises for Jeans for Genes Charity.

    Holly Suttle: PR and Comms at Dyson

    Holly Suttle: PR and Comms at Dyson

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    Holly Suttle: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/holly-suttle-99b75355

    Holly Suttle is a PR and Communications professional specialising in engineering technology and the luxury beauty industry. 

    Born in Oxford and brought up in the English countryside of Wiltshire, Holly currently resides in Cologne having relocated earlier this year to lead the Hair Care Communications for Dyson Germany. From implementing influencer strategies to launching Dyson’s latest technology, Holly’s role is hands-on in a fast-paced corporate environment. 
    This year, February saw Holly Suttle lead the global livestream launch of the new Dyson Airwrap multi-styler to journalists across the globe live from Dyson’s UK headquarters. In May, Holly then hosted and organised the physical launch event of the latest Airwrap in Hamburg for the DACH region; last month, Holly led the PR activity backstage at Fashion Week in Milan, two weeks after relocating to Germany.
    Holly Suttle is a keen sports enthusiast who regularly enjoys running, swimming and cycling, having competed in her firs triathlon over summer. For the past 1.5 years, Holly ran both Dyson’s extra-curricular Basketball and Touch Rugby teams in her free time and is a strong advocate for exercise and sport as a solution to maintaining positive mental health. Holly
    values hard work, creative thinking and open conversations. She believes in the strength of diversity within teams and finding different ways of thinking to solve problems.
    In her personal time, Holly takes pleasure in spending time with close friends and family, writing piano music and learning about different cultures through travel. Holly holds a Bachelors degree in English Literature and Creative Writing from Newcastle University and a professional scuba-diving qualification as a Divemaster. 
    With great drive and ambition paired with her zeal for technological advancements and iconic design, Holly Suttle endeavours to become a top business leader in the luxury sector across the fashion and technology industry.

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    Michael Darko: Founder of Farringdon Jets - Private Jets Charter

    Michael Darko: Founder of Farringdon Jets - Private Jets Charter

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    Michael Darko - Farringdon Jets  https://farringdonjets.com/

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    https://www.linkedin.com/in/michael-d-1b406693/
    https://farringdonjets.com/
    My childhood fascination with all things aviation attracted me to many flight museums in my youth and ultimately culminated in my first pilot lesson at 14 years-old when I joined the UK’s Royal Airforce cadets.  Although I never lost sight of my passion, life led me in a different direction as I discovered my propensity for business and finance.
    Over a decade ago, I launched my career in the UK in investments and swiftly earned a reputation for my tenacity, determination, and ability to net results.  Within three years, I eagerly transitioned into offshore investments and became an ex-pat living in Dubai.  It was there that I began to hone my expertise in international wealth management as a vetted member of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investments.  Since then, I’ve enjoyed diligently helping others achieve long-term financial security as a notable consultant and financial planner.
    After falling in love with Colombia while on holiday there several years ago, I decided to make this beautiful country my home.  I now work closely with a consortium of British Independent Financial Advisors serving nationals and ex-pats across Latin America and beyond.  Along the way, I became extremely familiar with the exigencies of High- and Ultra-High-Net-Worth-Individuals.  That’s when I realized an opportunity to merge my profound passions for aviation and business in a way that bridges the gap between safety-conscious VIPs and secure international travel.  
    I launched Farringdon Jets in 2020 to deliver excellence and reliability in luxury charter jet services to an elite clientele.  I personally understand the safety concerns my clients have regarding their travels, especially in certain locations.  That’s why I’ve tailored this venture to be the world’s most security-focused private jet charter company.  Now, I’m leveraging my integrity-driven professional background and specialized skillset in international finance to flawlessly predict and cater to the needs of our esteemed clients whilst also providing protection.
    Since founding this business, I’ve amassed an incredible team of experts that bring over ten years of highly-qualified experience to the table.  Together, our united force has continued to raise the bar for industry standards.  We can’t wait to exceed your every expectation!
    Climate change, CO2 emissions and environmental sustainability have been hot topics across all industries in recent years, and private aviation is no exception. Green initiatives are at the forefront of many businesses, new and old. At Farringdon Jets, we do our utmost to reduce the carbon footprint of our clients on each trip and offset their carbon emissions. Empty legs and ferry flights are flights where aircraft need to be repositioned either back to base or for an onward journey. By proposing these otherwise empty flights as charter options and incorporating them into travel plans where possible, we provide clients the opportunity to travel greener and at a reduced cost.
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    Toks Aruoture: Living Life From The Inside Out

    Toks Aruoture: Living Life From The Inside Out

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    Toks Aruoture https://toksaruoture.com/

    A great believer in using her natural gifts, Toks left her career in the pharmaceutical sales industry and launched her interior design business, specialising in residential homes.

    Shortly afterwards, she transitioned her passion for interiors into her first retail establishment in the United States, where she developed a love for craftsmanship and luxury furniture.

    The financial crisis in 2008 led to her relocation back to the UK after which exploring the market; she discovered a gap in luxury furniture for babies. Toks established her new company, an online shopping destination for discerning expectant parents. Five years later she transitioned it into a brick and mortar store located on the famous King’s Road in Chelsea, London.

    Her inspirational work has been featured on the pages of major British and international publications, including Vogue and Hello! magazines and her clients include celebrities, sports personalities and royalty.

    Toks works with entrepreneurial women who want to play bigger in their businesses. First shortlisted for The Precious Best Business Award in 2012, Toks has gone on to become the absolute best at helping female professionals transition into entrepreneurship so they can use their skillset to play bigger.

    She is a highly creative, dynamic, impeccably presented and driven luxury business owner with over ten (10) years of business experience. Having started and scaled her business, Toks understands the dynamics of business growth and knows how to maximise the awareness, sales and profitability of a brand. 

    Toks believes that the most valuable tools for exponential growth are the gifts each person carries, but limiting beliefs often envelop them, which make accessing their exceptional abilities near impossible. Through her speaking and coaching, she helps women in business unwrap their gifts by identifying and removing these mindsets so they can excel. 

    She was shortlisted as Retailer of the Year by the Women in Business Awards twice – in 2015 and 2016 – and as a finalist at the prestigious Kensington & Chelsea Business Awards 2018 and 2019.

    Toks is passionate about transferring her knowledge to the younger generation, and she mentors young people through award-winning charity, Urban Synergy.

    In July 2020, Toks was one of fifty business owners selected by the UK Government in their GREATInspirations Campaign. The campaign celebrated businesses that responded in a remarkable way during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Toks keynotes at women’s conferences and corporations; her corporate client list includes Pricewaterhousecoopers and Hyve Group Ltd.

    • 41 min
    Dr Paul Johnson: Founder of the world's first luxury travel blog

    Dr Paul Johnson: Founder of the world's first luxury travel blog

    Dr Paul Johnson is the founder of A Luxury Travel Blog, the first online travel blog in the world. He has worked in the travel industry for more than 30 years and has traveled extensively, from his home in Kendal, Cumbria (UK) to places all over the world. He is also a Director of The Dedicated Partnership Ltd., an online tourism marketing company with a client base that includes some of the finest hotels in the world.

    On account of this, A Luxury Travel Blog has grown to be one the most popular travel blogs in the world – serving more than 130,000 unique visitors per month, and with more than 700,000 followers on Twitter and over 270,000 on Facebook. Combined across all social media channels, the blog has a following in excess of 1.1 million (figures updated March 2022).

    https://www.aluxurytravelblog.com/about/
    https://twitter.com/luxurytravel
    https://www.linkedin.com/company/aluxurytravelblog/
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i4kvU3IH6Is

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    Doreen Chambers - Designing for diversity and inclusion and the post pandemic home

    Doreen Chambers - Designing for diversity and inclusion and the post pandemic home

    Doreen arrived in Manhattan to pursue a career at Estée Lauder and later Donna Karan Cosmetics & Home. It was there that she first fell in love with the process of creating, developing and accessorizing interiors.Those skills were later put to work when Doreen became assistant to world-renowned architect, Peter Marino. On project after project, she saw how structures come together and how the spaces within them come to life.  After going on to study at the New York School of Interior Design Doreen founded her design studio in 2001.Named a Next Wave rising star designer by House Beautiful Magazine, Doreen draws on inspiration found in nature, fine art, theatre, fashion, food and travel.  She designs sophisticated environments with a serene ambiance for her clients, where they can unwind, relax and recharge.  Whether projects are large or small; the aesthetic contemporary or traditional, combining a global aesthetic with contemporary art, Doreen creates homes that are relaxed and welcoming.Professional Affiliations:Perez Art Museum Miami, Co-chair Art & Soul Black Art FundThe Decorators Club, Board MemberThe Decorators Club Education Fund, DirectorServicesEvery detail, meticulously managed. That's what clients have come to expect from Doreen Chambers Interiors. You may have no idea where to begin, but from your first meeting with Doreen, she will expertly guide you along the decision-making process, through creative execution and every finishing touch. You'll feel like you and your home are in the best possible hands.Design projects, large and small can be complex and stressful. Doreen and her team smoothly bring it all together for you. Utilizing the finest craftsmen, cabinet makers, painters, wallpaper hangers and stonemasons, you can count on superior workmanship and seamless service. Best of all, Doreen will manage logistics, oversee construction, and ensure quality control at every step.Doreen Chambers Interiors provides full-service residential interior design to clients in New York, South Florida and beyond.
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    https://www.doreenchambers.com/
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    https://www.linkedin.com/in/doreenchambers/

    • 41 min
    Myrdith Leon McCormack of World Bride Magazine - The power of building relationships

    Myrdith Leon McCormack of World Bride Magazine - The power of building relationships

    Myrdith Leon-McCormack is the founder of World Bride Magazine, one of the first luxury bridal magazines for women from all cultures. She has evolved from one of the nation’s most successful Celebrity Manicurists, represented by Factory Downtown, to one of the most sought-after branding experts with her firm MLM Represents and as a Huffington Post blogger.
      As the founder of MLM Represents, she oversees all practice areas and is involved in providing strategic direction to select clients. Her particular area of expertise is advising clients on how to best leverage their brand as an asset to serve as a powerful leadership tool and drive business performance.
    Leon-McCormack’s innovative strategies to connect consumers more effectively by associating them with the world’s most influential celebrities, musicians, arts, film and personalities has been part of her incredible success to collaborating with some of the industry’s most influential people in the world of the arts, music, and film. 
    MLM Represents client list includes: Isaiah Washington, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Lois Samuels–the Vessel, and Justin Davis. Her new business has afforded her the opportunity to travel the world to great countries such as Egypt, Qatar, Dubai, London, France, Ireland, to name a few.
    Leon-McCormack’s creative vision and strong knowledge of the entertainment and arts has created yet another venture with the weekly radio show, Keep It Moving w/Marsha Jews on WEAA 88.9 FM, a national public radio station, as Executive Entertainment Producer.
    As the Editorial Director of World Bride Magazine, she drives the magazine into the 21st century where visions of people of color are seen in a more positive and progressive direction. 
    Follow Myrdith
    https://twitter.com/worldbride
    https://www.instagram.com/myrdith/
    https://www.instagram.com/worldbridemagazine/
    https://worldbridemagazine.com/

    • 43 min

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