Episode 3: Mandy Powell

Business With a Conscience

How do you grow a brand with a social purpose?

The Covid pandemic has driven a rise in conscious consumerism, with people increasingly using their purchasing power with more thought for the planet and for those in their community. In this episode, Gemma meets Mandy Powell, founder and CEO of The Goodwash Company, who's on a mission to 'change the world one wash at a time'.

They discuss the challenges - and rewards - of creating a brand with purpose and passion at its heart, the move from a corporate career to self-employment, and what business owners can learn from the world of sport. 


Episode Topics

01:01: Changing the world one wash at a time - setting up a brand with purpose.

04:20: Living your passion - making your business what you want it to be.

06:07: Taking your first steps into business.

07:13: Moving from a corporate career to self-employment - creating your own community and support network.

09:19: Lessons from sport.

17:04: Winning business awards.

18:39: Social impact of the brand.

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As long-standing supporters of Women in Business, the bank understands the challenges women might face when setting up or running a business. NatWest has more than 1,000 Women in Business Accredited Specialists on hand to provide support, expertise and guidance.

The Rose Review

The Rose Review was launched in March 2019 by Alison Rose,  NatWest's CEO, at the request of the UK government. It sets out to identify the disparity between male and female entrepreneurs when starting and scaling businesses, and the barriers facing women.

This has resulted in 'unrealised potential' for the UK economy. Advancing female entrepreneurship represents a £250bn opportunity for the economy.

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USW Exchange is the front door for business engagement at the University of South Wales, connecting industry to academia to support a range of business challenges. 

Through our Developing Entrepreneurial Women programme with NatWest Cymru, we harness the skills and expertise from across the University to help bring greater gender diversity to the business sector in Wales. 


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University of South Wales,
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Newport, 
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