Julie Deane OBE

Julie is the founder and CEO of The Cambridge Satchel Company and deeply committed to preserving and evolving British manufacturing – the company’s factory is based in Syston. Furthermore, she has used the company’s success to drive a re-skilling of the British population from its factory by taking on apprentices, engaging disillusioned youth and encouraging people to embrace craftsmanship. In December 2014, Julie was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire for Services to Entrepreneurship.