Meet the first winner of Salters Den
The winner of the first Salters Den competition is Codilia Gapare with her business C-Lash. The business won first place and received a cash prize of £2,500 and 12 months free Accountancy and Legal mentoring for their company.
C-Lash are false eyelashes for people that have lost their own through treatments for cancer. They are different to current products on the market as they do not need to be fixed to any existing lashes.
Codilia said – “I can’t believe that I have won the competition. I came up with the idea for my product after finding there was nothing like it on the market. I hope winning the competition enables me to develop my business further and raise the profile of my product”.
Chris Smith, Partner at Howard Worth commented, “Codilia’s presentation in the den was excellent. Her business idea has been generated through her own personal experience so her passion and understanding really came across to all the judges. She is a very worthy winner of the first Salters Den competition”.
L-R Dawn Beschorner (Howard Worth), Gerry Rooney (Mosshaselhurst), Codilia Gapare (C-Lash), Chris Smith (Howard Worth), Claire Morley (NatWest)
There were also prizes for second and third place. Second place (6 months legal and accountancy mentoring) was awarded to Gareth Phoenix with his business Gentlemen’s Practice which sells men’s accessories online.
Vintage Poultry the creation of Emma Baldwin and Thomas Woodward was awarded third place with a prize of 3 months legal and accountancy mentoring. Their business is a home ware range featuring Emma’s watercolours.