22 Aug 2018

The ‘Self Made’ Conference has been created as the first in an annual series of inspiring events to encourage success and personal development for all people.

Taking place on the 28th September 2018. The event is the brain child of Bianca Miller Cole and Byron Cole, award winning entrepreneurs and authors of #1 bestselling book “Self Made: The Definitive Guide to Business Startup Success”. Having been personally inspired by Brian Tracy in their own personal and business development, and having travelled to see him in Europe multiple times, they felt it was high time Brian came to the UK.

Prepared to inspire a nation of those keen to develop upon their own personal success, Bianca and Byron are bringing No 1 International Professional Business Speaker, Best Selling Author and Success Expert Mr Brian Tracy to London to make an impact.

Brian’s goal is to help you achieve your personal and business goals faster and easier than you ever imagined. He will focus on discovering your potential, goal setting, money orientation, time management, success strategy and future planning.

We will also be joined by award winning author Vishal Morjaria, who will talk about how to ‘Master Your WOW’ – by discovering the real secrets of the rich. Mirela Walsh, CEO of ‘Global Woman Magazine’ will deliver a short keynote speech on ‘Success with a Purpose’; defining how to monetise your mind and consider dreams unfulfilled. And finally, there will be a maximum success panel chaired by Bianca Miller-Cole, joined by industry experts talking about success methods including financial management, personal development and personal growth.

This is the ultimate day of personal development and success planning ! And a full day of knowledge on how to put your best foot forward in your career or business.

If you want better for your life this is where to start!



Brian Tracy has consulted for more than 1,000 companies and addressed more than 5,000,000 people in 5,000 talks and seminars throughout the US, Canada and 70 other countries worldwide. As a Keynote speaker and seminar leader, he addresses more than 250,000 people each year.

He has studied, researched, written and spoken for 30 years in the fields of economics, history, business, philosophy and psychology. He is the top selling author of over 70 books that have been translated into dozens of languages.

He has written and produced more than 300 audio and video learning programs, including the worldwide, best-selling Psychology of Achievement, which has been translated into more than 28 languages.

He speaks to corporate and public audiences on the subjects of Personal and Professional Development, including the executives and staff of many of America’s largest corporations. His exciting talks and seminars on Leadership, Selling, Self-Esteem, Goals, Strategy, Creativity and Success Psychology bring about immediate changes and long-term results.

Prior to founding his company, Brian Tracy International, Brian was the Chief Operating Officer of a $265 million dollar development company. He has had successful careers in sales and marketing, investments, real estate development and syndication, importation, distribution and management consulting. He has conducted high level consulting assignments with several billion-dollar plus corporations in strategic planning and organizational development.


Brian will cover these topics during the conference,



The most important work.
The most valuable financial asset.
Themost precious resource.


Three most important concepts for reaching success.
Three key aspects for achieving high productivity.


What leaders think about.
Practising idealisation for a period of 1-2-5 years.


Seven steps in setting goals.
An exercise in setting goals.


The most important requirement for highly-paid professionals.
On the selection of the most useful skill.


On the capacity to focus on a single task.
ABCDE method.
“The rule of three”


On the main task “problem solving”.
Our limitations.
Problem solving – 10 significant questions.


What wealthy people constantly think of.
How much to save and what money not to spend.
Financial independence strategy.


On losing time.
On the feeling of urgency.
On a proactive approach.



FRI 28 SEPTEMBER 2018 – 9AM – 6PM (BST)



Bianca Miller-Cole is an award-winning Entrepreneur, having started The Be Group in 2012 with the belief that all individuals should be able to access personal development services. Bianca has developed her company into the ‘go to’ business for 360 degree personal branding success. The business has an impressive list of clients including HSBC, Accenture, AMEX, CMS LLP, Google, Barclays, Black Rock, Microsoft, Nominet, BT, EY, LSE and Kings College London etc.

Bianca became known as a public face after an excellent performance on BBC business competition, The Apprentice in 2014. Bianca battled in the final, becoming runner up but that has not stopped her progress and her idea for a diverse range of nude hosiery became a reality when Bianca Miller London launched in November 2015 and led to Bianca being named as a ‘Forbes 30 under 30’ in 2018 for her contribution to retail. Her desire to change the ‘nude’ landscape had her labelled in the media as a ‘women’s fashion visionary’

In January 2016 Bianca was awarded a prestigious Power Profile from Linked In as one of the top 10 most powerful leaders in the UK out of 20 million members. In June 2018 Bianca was named as a TOP 50 Future Leader by EMpower and the Financial Times. Bianca is co-author of best-selling book “Self Made: The Definitive Guide to Business Startup Success” and utilises her knowledge of building, consulting and mentoring businesses to help individuals to thrive



Byron Cole is an award-winning serial entrepreneur, public speaker, investor, philanthropist and mentor to entrepreneurs and students.

In a career spanning almost a decade, he has been intimately involved in 12 business start-ups as a director, investor or shareholder. Byron currently acts as a consultant to Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) and several other businesses – across various industries – at the start of their journey. His specialism lies in advising and assisting SMEs that have commenced trading, but which are not yet generating revenue.

Byron’s success in business is an authentic ‘rags-to-riches’ story, if ever one was told. From growing up on largest council estate in Europe to starting one of his first businesses out in a small office in Surrey, which was barely large enough to accommodate more than one desk, Byron’s fledgling company has grown exponentially.



Vishal is an international speaker and award winning author of ‘Master Your WOW’ which is about discovering the real secret to the rich. He will educate your on what it takes to go from little success to extreme success, from ordinary to extraordinary with this powerful methods.



Mirela is an award winning entrepreneur and inspirational business woman. Having worked in the media and education industry for the last 20 years, Mirela choose to combine her passion for women’s rights and the media by creating ‘Global Woman’ magazine and ‘The Business Woman Today’. She is extremely passionate about empowering women worldwide, inclusion, diversity and gender balance. She is also passionate about not letting ones dreams go unfulfilled, thus Mirela will be delivering her keynote talk on “Success with Purpose” looking at how to master success, monetise your mind and proactively seek out your dreams.



Renowned financial wellness and education expert, Dayna Byfield has the knowledge and experience to assist you in making sound financial decisions. Decisions that will affect your and your families lives for generations to come. Her mantra and philosophy is centred around not just working for money but getting your money to work for you.



Elaine is the mother of two award winning children who were endorsed by MENSA when they appeared on the Channel 4 series ‘Child Genius’ in 2015. Elaine’s experience in raising genius children led to mothers worldwide reaching out to her asking how they can get the best out of their children at home and within the field of education.

Elaine began helping parents to channel their children’s energy into extracurricular programmes, providing them with opportunities to develop their skill set and fundamentally assisting with the application process to get their children into the best schools.

With a core belief that every child carries excellence in them and it simply requires nurturing and a plan, Elaine equips parents and children with development strategies to attain their educational goals. Elaine’s educational consultancy “Everything’s Education” specialising in bespoke educational roadmaps, tuition and strategies to help children win places to top boarding schools in the UK and USA. Elaine’s mantra is “There is Genius in every child, it just needs to be nurtured and developed”. Elaine will be joining the ‘Maximum Achievement’ panel to talk about successful parenting techniques, being a mumpreneur and how to maximise achievement and opportunity for all children.



Oliver has been a Trademark lawyer for over a decade and has worked with some of the largest brands and brand owners in the UK. As the founder of Trade Mark Wizards, he has created the go-to brand for experienced trade mark practitioners who are experts in all aspects of brand protection including trade marks, designs, copyright, domain names and cyber law.

Oliver is renowned for his ability to build bulletproof brand protection strategies, to ensure your biggest business asset (company brand and reputation) are not at risk. He devises trade mark filing strategies that anticipate challenges thus ensuring that the mark is registered quickly and inexpensively. He uses his knowledge and tenacity to maximise brand success for any business or personal brand. Oliver will be joining the maximum achievement panel to share his top tips for protecting and futureproofing your brand for commercial success and to maximise opportunities for brand leverage. trademarkwizards.co.uk


For information on and the event, please visit www.briantracylondon.uk 

29 Jun 2018

EMBARGOED 18/06/18 09:00AM



WeAreTheCity reveals Top 100 Female Rising Stars across 20 industries

London, 18 July 2018: Today, WeAreTheCity released the names of its top 100 female Rising Stars, as part of its annual awards programme, to celebrate the female talent pipeline across the UK.

The prestigious Rising Star awards, now in their fourth year, aim to showcase the sheer volume of female talent that exists across our industries and to create role models for the future.

The awards focus on celebrating the achievements of women under a management level regardless of age. Over the past four years, WeAreTheCity has built up an alumni of 400 award’s winners through its Rising Star Awards in the UK and India and through its TechWomen50 Award.

Over 78 of the award’s alumni have since been promoted by their organisations as well as going on to win additional awards.

This year’s winners include the British Army’s Ice Maidens, who became the first women to cross Antarctica; Krystal Archer, SuperFoxx, who was one of the first female DJ’s for the Ministry of Sound; and Sophie Ainsworth, Founder of RAiISE (Raising Awareness of Invisible Illnesses in Schools and Education); as well as a number of other inspiring women who continue to push their boundaries in order to achieve their full potential.

Thanks to Bloomberg, the awards continue to celebrate Rising Star Champions, recognising the efforts of senior leaders who are actively supporting the female pipeline. Winners of this category include Captain Ellie Ablett MBE, Royal Navy; Dr Shola Mos-Shogbamimu, Women in Leadership Publication; and Zaheer Jaffary, Carlton Bolling High School.

The awards also celebrate outstanding organisations in the Company of the Year category. The award, sponsored by CMI Women, recognises the achievements of a company who can clearly demonstrate that it is actively supporting its female talent pipeline through its initiatives, training, development programmes, internal employee relations and diversity network groups. This year’s Company of the Year winner is Barclays.

Over 1,250 entries were judged by a panel of 54 independent judges including Stig Abell, Editor & Publisher of The Times Literary Supplement; Wing Commander Sarah Maskell MBE, Head of Diversity and Inclusion, Royal Air Force; and Emma Cusdin, People Director, Aviva Investors.

During the month of May, over 35,000 public votes from 110 countries were received for the 200 shortlisted nominees.

Vanessa Valley OBE, Managing Director of WeAreTheCity, said, “It has been a total honour to run this year’s awards and highlight the achievements of so many amazing women. We are exceptionally proud that year on year our Rising Star community continues to grow and most importantly that we continue to uncover and showcase emerging leaders and role models from across the UK. Not only do these awards shine a spotlight on the female talent pipeline, but they should also be seen as a call to action for all organistions to continue to invest in their female talent pool. Myself, my team, our sponsors, judges and supporters are very much looking forward to celebrating with all of our winners at the NewsUK on 12 July”.

The top five winners for each category will be celebrated at a prestigious awards ceremony on 12 July at NewsUK’s headquarters in London.

Headline sponsored by The Times & The Sunday Times, the awards are supported by leading organisations including 3M, Accenture, Aon, Barclays, Bloomberg, Cancer Research UK, CMI Women, Edit Development, EPAA, Jessica Huie Public Relations (JHPR), Jobbio, Kier, Lloyds Banking Group, Lloyd’s, Northern Trust, PedalSure, Reed Smith, Royal Navy, SAGE and Sodexo.


Editor’s Notes:

The winners of each category can be found in alphabetical order below. Full details of each of the winners can also be found by visiting risingstars.wearethecity.com

Rising Stars in Banking & Capital Markets – Sponsored by Lloyds Banking Group

  • Abisola Barber, Barclays
  • Lee Anne Duffy, HSBC
  • Omolade Adebisi, Mizuho Bank
  • Elizabeth Bailey, Barclays
  • Sarah Tolley, Northern Trust

Rising Stars in Charity – Sponsored by Cancer Research UK

  • Sophie Ball, Apps For Good
  • Verena Hefti, Leaders Plus
  • Sophie Ainsworth, RAiISE
  • Ayodele Jegede, Anglo American
  • Rabia Nasimi, ACAA

Rising Stars in Consultancy

  • Kirstie Watson, Kirstie Watson
  • Louise O’Sullivan, IBM
  • Darryl Brissett-Dowe, Capita
  • Rhiannon Evans, Deloitte
  • Harjinder Kaur, PwC

Rising Stars in Defence – Sponsored by The Royal Navy

  • Nadia Johnson, Thales UK
  • Samantha Neath, BAE Systems
  • Caroline Gadsby-Bruce, Accenture
  • Rebecca Fyans, Royal Navy
  • Beth Kerr, Thales UK

Rising Stars in Digital – Sponsored by Barclays

  • Karolina Szudrzynska, Mastercard
  • Rania Svoronou, IBM
  • Katrina Young, Katrina Young Consulting
  • Bobbie Mansfield, XL Caitlin
  • Maya Dibley, DIT

Rising Stars in Diversity – Sponsored by Aon

  • Hardeep Kundan, EY
  • Sonal Shah, Barclays
  • Paige Horton, Citi
  • Lauren Seaman, Deutsche Bank
  • Joanna Abeyie, Hyden

Rising Stars in EA & PA – Sponsored by EPAA

  • Bianca Angelico, Sodexo
  • Kim Glover, Michel Mores
  • Jessica Coggins, University of the West of England
  • Jennifer Smith, Teens and Toddlers
  • Yvonne Darling, Colt Technology

Rising Stars in Education & Academia – Sponsored by EDIT Development

  • Amanda Ford, West College Scotland
  • Susie Wolstenholme, London South Bank University
  • Sumanjit Gill, UCL
  • Imani Shola Jeffers, Imani Shola
  • Tina McDonald, Avalanche Coaching

Rising Stars – Entrepreneurs & Start-ups – Sponsored by SAGE

  • Krystal Archer, SuperFoxx
  • Joana Baptista, Oxford High School GDST
  • Anna Frankowska, Nightset
  • Sukhi Jutla, MarketOrders
  • Helen Davies, Status Products

Rising Stars in Facilities, Property & Construction – Sponsored by Kier

  • Yodaly Sierra-Rubio, CBRE
  • Georgina Demetri, London Underground
  • Sophia Nesro, ISG
  • Rosanna Lawn, Yoo
  • Hazel Richards, CBRE

Rising Stars in Healthcare – Sponsored by Sodexo

  • Leanne Armitage, St George’s
  • Vijay Kunadian, Newcastle University
  • Adama Ibrahim, Biogen
  • Thorrun Govind, Sykes Chemist
  • Michelle Sharples, Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust

Rising Stars in HR & Recruitment – Sponsored by Jobbio

  • Toni Osoba, Accenture
  • Parisa Namazi, Cicero Group
  • Hessie Coleman, Starling Bank
  • Cheryl Hart, DXC Technology
  • Alana Drew, The Marketing Store

Rising Stars in Insurance – Sponsored by Lloyd’s Insurance

  • Ella Walters, PwC
  • Jane Harley, Lloyd’s
  • Jennifer Kested, AIG Europe Ltd
  • Samantha Eustace, Zurich
  • Danielle Treharne, BIMA

Rising Stars in Investment Management – Sponsored by Northern Trust

  • Eloise Veljovic, Royal Bank of Canada
  • Senasa Rajendramoorthy, Investec Asset Management
  • Victoria Pelishatska, Bloomberg
  • Erika Oteri, Bloomberg
  • Lucy Walker, Sarasin & Partners

Rising Stars in Law (The Lynne Freeman Award) – Sponsored by Reed Smith

  • Coleen Mensa, EY
  • Victoria Anderson, Carter-Ruck
  • Rosie Watterson, Herbert Smith Freehills
  • Kayleigh Leonie, TandonHildebrand
  • Shivanjli Rajput, Eric Robinson Solicitors

Rising Stars in Media & Journalism

  • Sherah Beckley, Thomson Reuters
  • Lizzi Doyle, Radio City
  • Remel Okeke Wickham, Remel London
  • Charlie Leech, Bloomberg
  • Katie Litchfield, Financial Times

Rising Stars in PR, Marketing & Communications – Sponsored by Jessica Huie PR (JHPR)

  • Elizabeth Uviebinene, HSBC
  • Ina Yulo, BrightTALK
  • Claire Tolley, Mastercard
  • Harriet Allner, Common Industry
  • Ramat Tejani, GSMA

Rising Stars in Science & Engineering – Sponsored by 3M

  • Tara Shirvani, European Bank for Reconstruction & Development (ENRD)
  • Katherine Tobin, WSP
  • Najwa Jawahar, WSP
  • Helen McGloin, Rolls Royce Plc
  • Geetha Srinivasan, Queen’s University Belfast

Rising Stars in Sport – Sponsored by PedalSure

  • Stacey Copeland, Stacey Copeland
  • Ice Maidens, British Army
  • Hanfia Khan, Carlton Bolling College
  • Abi Carpenter, CAA
  • Misba Khan, Women’s Euro Arabian North Pole Expedition

Rising Stars in Technology – Sponsored by Accenture

  • Oishi Deb, Rolls Royce
  • Nicky Zachariou, Government Digital Services
  • Xiao-Si Selina Wang, BT
  • Desy Kristianti, Deloitte
  • Seren Davis, Elsevier

Rising Stars Champions – Sponsored by CMI Women

  • Captain Ellie Ablett MBE, Royal Navy
  • Carol Stewart, Abounding Solutions
  • Dr Shola Mos-Shogbamimu, Women in Leadership Publication
  • Zaheer Jaffary, Carlton Bolling High School
  • Dominie Moss, The Return Hub

Rising Stars Company of the Year – Sponsored by Bloomberg

  • Barclays



WeAreTheCity.com is a female development organisation that helps companies to attract, return and develop their female talent pool. WeAreTheCity provides resources for women looking to develop themselves personally and professionally.

Through the website we provide gender-related news, a networks directory, calendar of events and conferences, returnships, business schools, inspirational women profiles, HeForShe interviews, giving back and jobs.

WeAreTheCity’s aim is:

  • To encourage women to progress in their careers through proactive activities such as networking, events, further education and training
  • To help corporate organisations to attract, retain and develop their female employees
  • To raise awareness of the various organisations including not-for-profit organisations who support the progression of women
  • To connect and encourage women to give backand share their time/skills with charities, social enterprises, school, not-for-profit organisations and to become role models for the next generation of working women.

WeAreTheCity in numbers:

  • 8 million hits per month
  • 200,000 unique visitors per month
  • 120,000+ subscribed members
  • 20,000+ through social media
  • 10,000 top UK ranking website on Alexa
  • 85+ events curated
  • 300+ women’s networks promoted
  • 7,000+ published articles



For media enquiries, contact Alison Simpson at alison@wearethecity.com

For information about working with us, please visit: workwithus.wearethecity.com


31 May 2018

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I am excited to announce that today I was featured on FT’s EMpower List ! For my first time on the list, I entered at number 28 and as one of only two entrepreneurs on this list (I will be nominating some next year)! I am honestly honoured and proud to be sharing the list with some notable and amazing influencers / success stories in the BAME community.


I join 49 other high-performing and high-potential individuals across various industries in the UK championing Diversity and inclusion in the work place. You can read more about why I made the list here and of course read about the other fabulous people here: https://www.out-standing.org/empower/2018-top-50-ethnic-minority-future-leaders/


And the full list from the FT here: https://www.ft.com/content/d0c6d180-5f59-11e8-ad91-e01af256df68 and of course in the printed version of the paper today!


Thank you to Suki and the team at INvolve for pushing the diversity and inclusion agenda and for giving those on the list a chance to be noticed for the work that they do!

30 May 2018


On Wednesday 9th May 2018 Bianca Miller-Cole was the keynote speaker for Accenture’s Afro-Caribbean Event. The Luncheon took place with many prominent BAME Figures from within the company attending the event.

Bianca spoke about her journey from University to now detailing her business journey and experience, the blood sweat and tears that went into making Bianca Miller London a reality. And how many retailers didn’t (and some still don’t) see the need for diverse nude products.

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Bianca works regularly with Accenture, speaking at various events and facilitating workshops. She was well received at the event receiving some incredible feedback from the attendees.

If you would like Bianca to speak at your Event, or would like to find out more information about booking Bianca Miller-Cole, get in touch with her team via bookings@biancamillercole.uk

07 Mar 2018

South London Entrepreneurs Bianca Miller Cole & Byron Cole COMPETE FOR LONDON’S BIG READ 

London’s BIG READ, a new campaign to encourage Londoners to read books that have a positive impact on society and culture, which launched on World Book Day on 1st March. A group of the capital’s most exciting authors working today will take part in the initiative, including television presenter June Sarpong; star of The Apprentice Bianca Miller-Cole and fellow entrepreneur Byron Cole; writer, journalist and broadcaster Afua Hirsch; historian and broadcaster David Olusoga; former boxing champion Kevin Lueshing; and actor Paterson Joseph.

Organised by LIBRARY, London’s BIG READ will comprise a month-long programme of talks and panel discussions with authors and literary figures as well as special events in partnership with local libraries.

The BIG READ will focus on six non-fiction titles by London-based authors, all of which have been nominated for their relevance in society today, and their bold approach towards topics such as identity, equality and entrepreneurship in the UK.

The six nominated books include:

Self Made by Bianca Miller-Cole and Byron Cole (Published by John Murray, 2017)

Brit(ish) by Afua Hirsh (Published by Penguin, 2018)

Julius Caesar and Me by Paterson Joseph (Published by Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2018)

Belt Boy by Kevin Lueshing and Mike Dunn (Published by Austin Macauley, 2016)

Black and British by David Olusoga (Published by Pan Macmillan, 2017)

Diversify by June Sarpong (Published by Harper Collins, 2017)

Each of the authors will be ‘In Conversation’ as part of the programme of live events at LIBRARY during March, including June Sarpong on the 9th, David Olusoga and Afua Hirsh on the 13th, Kevin Lueshing and Mike Dunn on the 20th, Bianca Miller-Cole and Byron Cole on the 22nd and Paterson Joseph on the 29th. The events are free and tickets will be available to reserve on LIBRARY’s website.

The six nominated books will be available to buy from LIBRARY throughout the month of March, with £2 from each sale going to two children’s charities: Room to Read, a non-profit organisation supporting girls’ education and literacy, and Ndoro Children’s Charities, which supports education for children in underprivileged parts of the world.

LIBRARY will open its doors to non-members during the BIG READ to encourage as many people as possible to take part in the programme and every book purchased or collected from the club will include with a free cocktail.

Londoners are also invited to vote online for their favourite of the six books, to assist in crowning the winner of London’s BIG READ 2018.

Founded by Ronald Ndoro in 2013, LIBRARY is a hub for creativity and innovation, and draws inspiration from literature, theatre, local community and sustainable design. LIBRARY has a complete focus on tailoring and enhancing the member experience through the provision of a lifestyle service, fine dining and dancing completed by an exciting cultural events programme, including live music events, art exhibitions, film screenings to author-led book clubs and special talks.

For more information please visit: www.bigread.london

Notes to Editors

Self Made by Bianca Miller-Cole and Byron Cole (Published by John Murray, 2017)

An inspiring, wide-ranging handbook for anyone who wants to start or make a success of running their own business with practical tips and energetic advice on personal branding, networking, funding, social media and how to thrive in business.”

Brit(ish) by Afua Hirsh (Published by Penguin, 2018)

We are a nation in denial about our past and our present. We believe we are the nation of abolition, but forget we are the nation of slavery. Brit(ish) is the story of how and why this came to be, and an urgent call for change. In this personal and provocative investigation, Afua Hirsch explores a very British crisis of identity. Now in the Sunday Times top ten bestsellers list.

Julius Caesar and Me by Paterson Joseph (Published by Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2018)

For Paterson Joseph, his experience of playing Brutus in Julius Caesar was a defining point in his career, and a transformative experience. Joseph serves up details of the rehearsal process; his key collaborations during an eclectic career; as well as his experience of working with a majority black cast.

Belt Boy by Kevin Lueshing and Mike Dunn (Published by Austin Macauley, 2016)

A harrowing – and yet ultimately inspirational – account of childhood cruelty and how one of its most unlikely victims, a tough British boxing champion, courageously confronted the hideous scars inflicted during a tortured upbringing.

Black and British by David Olusoga (Published by Pan Macmillan, 2017)

Black and British is a vital re-examination of a shared history. A rich and revealing exploration of the extraordinarily long relationship between the British Isles and the people of Africa. Black and British has won, the Longman-History Today Trustees Award and the PEN Hessell-Tiltman Prize and it was accompanied by a BBC television series.

Diversify by June Sarpong (Published by Harper Collins, 2017)

In this fierce, empowering call to arms, June Sarpong MBE puts the spotlight on groups who are often marginalised in our society, including women, those living with disabilities, and the LGBTQ community. Diversify uncovers how a new approach to how we work, learn and live can help us reach our maximum potential, lessen the pressure on the state, and solve some of the most stubborn challenges we face.


For enquiries, please contact Naomi on:

Naomi Greaves 0208 667 9519 |E: Naomi@selfmadebook.uk |W: www.selfmadebook.uk

02 Mar 2018

Bianca Miller-Cole, Ambassador for Evolve Housing + Support launched an entrepreneurship course on Tuesday 20 February 2017.  The aim of the course is to empower homeless people to create their own businesses and to equip them with the skills to become their own boss. The course was enabled through a grant from Hammerson PLC, administered through Centrale in Croydon. This funding be used to enable the Work + Learning team to deliver this eight week programme for homeless people who are interested in starting or resuming a business.

The course will last for eight weeks and each week will feature a guest speaker from local Croydon entrepenuers. Evolve residents (known as customers) will learn important business skills such as: branding, networking, social media, presentation skills and how to write a business plan.

Bianca Miller-Cole is lending her support to Evolve’s Work and Learning Service that helps homeless people achieve their goals and ambitions and get into education and employment. She launched the entrepreneurship course as the first guest speaker with a session on personal branding and networking. Bianca said: ‘‘As ambassador for Evolve, I was delighted to kick-start this Entrepreneurship Programme with a personal branding and networking for business workshop. I know from the questions and enthusiasm within the group that we are going to see some exciting business ideas come to fruition over the next 8 weeks.”

You can read the full article by clicking the link HERE

22 Jan 2018

Bianca Miller-Cole and Bianca Miller London Featured on Forbes 30 Under 30 List

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We have the pleasure of announcing that Bianca Miller-Cole and Bianca Miller London have been featured on Europe’s 30 under 30 Forbes List for Retail and ECommerce!

Forbes unveiled today its third annual “30 Under 30 Europe” list, featuring 300 young innovators, entrepreneurs and leaders across Europe under the age of 30 who are transforming art & culture, entertainment, industry, technology, finance, media & marketing, law & policy, retail & ecommerce, science & healthcare, and social entrepreneurship. Among those featured on this year’s list are boxer Anthony Joshua, pop stars Little Mix, Dua Lipa and Rita Ora, and 28-year-old French MP Hervé Berville, a member of Emmanuel Macron’s ruling En Marche party. The list was curated by a panel of accomplished and acclaimed individuals in each of the 10 categories, including filmmaker Edgar Wright and businesswoman Arianna Huffington.

30 Under 30 honorees are judged on leadership and disruption; entrepreneurial mind-set and results; and the likelihood of changing their field over the next half-century. To qualify for the list, honorees must have a strong connection to Europe. Their connection to the continent is determined through citizenship, birth or residence. This year’s list is the most diverse Forbes has ever released geographically, with 69 countries represented. Notably, it is the first-time citizens from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Albania, Belarus and Macedonia have appeared on the list.

“I am honored to be featured on the 30 under 30 Forbes list for my contribution to retail and ecommerce, Bianca Miller London has worked to change the nude landscape for the fashion industry. I am proud for our achievements as a brand to be celebrated by such an amazing publication. To be frank, being on the Forbes list is the stuff of dreams” Bianca

Read about Bianca’s category here: https://www.forbes.com/sites/hayleycuccinello/2018/01/21/30-under-30-retail-and-e-commerce-2018-meet-the-millennials-changing-how-we-shop/

You can read the full article here; https://www.forbes.com/30-under-30-europe/2018/

To celebrate this tremendous success  we are offering our next 30 orders on the Bianca Miller London website a free bottle of Bianca Miller London ‘Power’ Nail Varnish. For those of you who have read Bianca’s book “Self Made: The Definitive Guide to Business Startup Success” you will know that this is a serious ‘power move’ hence a powerful nail colour for our customers! www.biancamillerlondon.com No promo code needed !

08 Jan 2018


We are happy to Announce that Bianca Miller-Cole’s recently Debuted book is now a best seller on Amazon!

The Book is a #1 Best Seller for Product management on the ECommerce site and Bianca, Byron and Team are all thrilled with the book’s success.

“I read a lot of self-help books so there is a fair amount of content in this book that I am familiar with. However, I have still found fresh content and benefited from a fresh perspective on content I have already been familiar with. I particularly found very helpful, the ‘Build Your Brand, ‘Advertising Your Business’ and Social Media Marketing (comprehensive and full of great tips).”

“As a number one best-seller you can’t really find anything better to read if you want to get a business idea off the ground. Concise, clear and written UK self made entrepreneurs, it shows how the everyday citizen can become a self made success”

“A motivational guide that gives any budding entrepreneur the inspiration and advice needed to succeed . Definitely worth the purchase and highly recommended”

This authoritative, focused guide by two of the UK’s brightest young entrepreneurs – Bianca Miller-Cole and Byron Cole – is a comprehensive toolkit for anyone who wants to make a success of running their own business. Featuring interviews with well-known entrepreneurs, entertainers and industry experts, the book covers every tier of the business development process, from start-up to exit, offering practical, implementable and global advice on the start-up process. De-coding the jargon that is prevalent in business circles today, this book provides straightforward advice on converting an innovative business concept into a commercially viable proposition. It will help you to avoid the costly common mistakes of many who have gone before you, and create a sustainable enterprise that will flourish. Read Self Made and run your own business without fear of failure. Bianca Miller-Cole is the hugely successful entrepreneur and finalist from The Apprentice 2014 who went on to major business success, founding the BE group and hosiery brand, Bianca Miller London. She is an in demand public speaker and was awarded a Power Profile by Linked in 2016. Byron Cole is an award-winning serial entrepreneur, public speaker, investor, philanthropist and mentor to entrepreneurs and students. He runs the BLC Group, an umbrella company that look after his many business interests.

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05 Jan 2018

A Time for Giving


All year round we should be giving our time and money to help those less fortunate, but Christmas in particular feels like a time when most people (who can) over indulge (food, drink and gifts).

As I get older I realise more and more, how very fortunate I am and its important to not only be grateful but to help others where possible.

So this year I reached out to Evolve (and one other charity, who sadly didn’t respond) to see how I could assist them by serving homeless people over the Christmas period.

Although you may know that I am an Ambassador for ‘Evolve Housing and Homeless’ charity, my position as ambassador was created to help those who wanted to start a business. More about the business programme this year coming soon.

But I reached out and asked if they needed help serving their customers Christmas dinner or anything else and they said they needed help with Christmas present deliveries at their centres.


Now I am not saying that it took a huge effort but I took half a day out on the 22nd delivering gifts to ensure they did not go without a present on Christmas day.


Sometimes it is the little things that matter, and if we all made a small contribution to charities like Evolve it would make a huge difference to society as a whole!

Want to see how the day went, take a look at my video here: