Faye is buzzing to share her story of how together with partner, Jake, they brought their (admittedly niche!) idea of helping people to take positive steps to #savethebees to life, from a coffee table in their lounge to a studio and team of five.
Since launching their business Beevive in 2019, they have welcomed 28,000+ members to their Worldwide community online, planted over 1,500 trees, received two highly commended Gift of the Year Awards, waved the Holly & Co flag for UK small businesses and they’ve also been featured in multiple publications.
Most recently, Faye won Dell Technologies UK DWEN Dream Tech contest and is part of their global campaign encouraging women to innovate, connect with each other and ultimately succeed.
When they’re not busy in their studio assembling products by hand, Faye visits schools, hosts workshops and collaborates with other organisations including the Wildlife Trust and Kew Gardens, sharing her knowledge and passion for the importance of bees.
Bee-lieve it or not (sorry, we just can’t help ourselves), creating a product that doesn’t yet exist comes with its challenges, so Faye will be sharing some of the lessons she’s learnt along the way and advice she would give to anyone else thinking of creating their own product in the future.
Even if you’re not a budding inventor, we promise her story will inspire and we would also like to take a moment to celebrate all she (and Jake and team) are doing to help protect bumble bees. Not to mention, celebrate her huge award win with Dell Technologies.
A little bit more about our guest speaker, Faye…
Faye is co-founder of Beevive, a small business with a big ambition to make the World a more bee-friendly place to live!
Inspired by a spontaneous encounter with a tired bee, Beevive was born from the alarming crisis our bees are facing and raised funds to launch a product they designed and invented; The Original Bee Revival Kit, empowering individuals to take positive small steps to #savethebees
Previously a fashion design graduate from the University of Hertfordshire, Faye worked at Dancing on Ice, Ted Baker and for custom tailor and rock clothing designer Ray Brown. Later starting her own business after moving from London back to the beautiful South West.
Most recently Faye won Dell Technologies UK DWEN Dream Tech contest and is part of their global campaign encouraging women to innovate, connect with each other and ultimately succeed.
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