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LSBU entrepreneurs visit 10 Downing Street

Entrepreneurs from London South Bank University (LSBU) were invited to 10 Downing Street last week, to meet Prime Minister David Cameron at a reception dedicated to British entrepreneurs.
20 September 2013

Arina Sprynz and Emma Agese - both LSBU graduates - were invited to bring their products to 10 Downing Street and given the opportunity to present their products to David Cameron.

Emma graduated from LSBU in 2012 with a BA (Hons) degree in Theatre Practice, after which she joined LSBU's Enterprise Associate Scheme and launched her business Agese Oils, specialising in developing and manufacturing natural cosmetics.

Arina Sprynz completed the BSc (Hons) Product Design course at LSBU in 2010; after which she went on to launch her business Rinz Sound, with help from the LSBU Enterprise Associate Scheme. Arina's business specialises in eco-conscious speakers made from recycled glass - the world's first speakers of their kind.

Both Emma and Arina's businesses benefit from the Government's New Enterprise Allowance and Start-Up Loan schemes, which have just received £69 million of additional funding.

Arina said: "I felt privileged to get a chance to talk to the Prime Minister about my product and vision. It was a unique opportunity and I am very proud of it."

Levi Roots - also known as Mr Reggae Reggae Sauce - also attended the reception. Roots was sponsored by LSBU Chancellor and former 'dragon' Richard Farleigh when he first pitched his famous sauce on Dragons' Den.

Find out more about Enterprise at LSBU.