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Award winning entrepreneur and Jewellery business expert Jessica Rose is the founder and Director of the London Jewellery School, Europe's largest jewellery training centre. She set up the business aged just 21 in 2009 with only one class a month from a community hall in South London and now the school is a huge success having trained over 7,000 students with the running of over 60 classes per month.

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Technology Opening up Access to Education

(0) Comments | Posted 7 January 2014 | (02:08)

Is there a crisis in education? Can technology help solve it?

University applications by UK students have dropped by 1% according to figures released by UCAS last week. More students are being put off by the tripling of tuition fees to £9000 per year and the...

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Do Women Need to be More Confident or Arrogant to Make it in Business?

(0) Comments | Posted 15 December 2013 | (22:34)

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Men are twice as likely to be entrepreneurially active (Global Entrepreneurship Monitor, UK Report 2011). There are many contributing factors as to why this may be the case, but what role does confidence play in it all? I have a theory...

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Are Women Better Off Running Their Own Business?

(2) Comments | Posted 24 October 2013 | (20:08)

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(Photo: Jessica Rose, Founder of London Jewellery School collecting the HP Smart Business Award for Skills Creation sponsered by Enterprise Nation presented by Emma Jones)

It's no secret that women face inequalities...

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Jane Austen's Ring 'Saved' But Shouldn't Jewellery Be Worn and Not Kept in a Museum?

(0) Comments | Posted 24 September 2013 | (08:37)

The announcement today that the iconic gold and turquoise ring that belonged to Jane Austin has been 'saved' from leaving the country on the hand of American pop star Kelly Clarkson, is, I believe, a bit of a mixed bag. Whist celebrating the fact that a small museum was able...

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Women Should Be Gentle Flowers and Not Harsh Business Owners!

(15) Comments | Posted 10 September 2013 | (01:00)

I have a little fluffy dog, make jewellery, love fashion and shoes. I even, wait for the shock, wear make up and have been known (on occasion) to sing along to Tailor Swift! When I'm not apparently competing for the 'most stereotypically modern woman' award, I run a medium-sized business....

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Didn't Get the A-level Results You Needed? Don't Worry Success Doesn't Require a Degree

(1) Comments | Posted 11 August 2013 | (21:00)

Around about this time 8 years ago, award-winning entrepreneur, Jessica Rose got her final A-level results which confirmed that she couldn't go to the university she wanted to in order to study a business/ economics related degree. She never got a degree has no formal training and now...

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Young and Successful but Will I Ever Be Able to Afford a Mortgage? Unlikely

(0) Comments | Posted 16 July 2013 | (20:43)

This year I won the Natwest 'Everywoman award' for entrepreneurs under 25. I have set up and run my own business, the London Jewellery School, of which I've been director for four years, has a turnover of over £500k and makes a profit. To onlookers, this is recognisable...

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Young Female Entrepreneur: How Winning a Business Award Gave Me the Confidence to Innovate, Inspire and Grow

(0) Comments | Posted 6 May 2013 | (17:41)

Award season is nearly upon us and many budding business owners, entrepreneurs or people thinking about setting up a business may wonder what exactly is the point of these awards? Passionate entrepreneur and jewellery lover Jessica Rose tells us about how she has transformed a successful lifestyle business into a...

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Entrepreneur Backs Ed Miliband's Support for a Living Wage for All

(2) Comments | Posted 1 May 2013 | (14:28)

As you may well know, last week Labour leader, Ed Miliband, announced that if Labour were to form the next government they would encourage businesses to pay employees the Living Wage (approximately £8.55) by cutting business rates or tax levels for those that do. As someone who employees 20-30 people...

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Start-up Loans vs A Degree: Are Young People Worth Investing In?

(2) Comments | Posted 31 January 2013 | (11:37)

With the recent launch of the next round of government funded Start-Up Loans aimed at encouraging and supporting young people to set up their own business how will these loans fit in with the current landscape of increased university tuition fees and high youth unemployment? Are young people...

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