Clair Templeton, owner of Clair T Designs, showcases her products.
Clair has been making arts and crafts for many years and decided to turn it into a business, knitting gifts and homewares in styles that people would not expect. She makes items including wedding favours, knitted covers for furniture and a range of Christmas-themed items.
Kelly Devine, president, UK&I at Mastercard and Mary Portas, businesswoman, activist and Strive UK ambassador officially open Thrive Street.
Strive UK ambassador Mary Portas with cakes from Loaf MCR, an independent bakery.
Strive UK ambassador Mary Portas gives entrepreneurs valuable advice on growing their business.
Kelly Devine and Mary Portas meet Deanne Blake, founder of Root2Ginger.
Deanne's family originates from the Caribbean and she has carried on her family tradition of making ginger drinks in Manchester. Deanne began making ginger cordials as presents for friends and family at special occasions. Earlier this year she entered her drinks into the Great Taste Awards 2022 where one of her drinks won the coveted Great Taste three-star award.
Holly Moore hosts a day of Thrive Street masterclasses.
Holly is founder and managing director of Make Events, a corporate events agency. She is also the CEO of Anything is Possible, a business and personal development event and podcast focused on inspiring women into launching their own business and progressing their career.
About Mastercard (UK)
Mastercard is a global technology company in the payments industry. Our mission is to connect and power an inclusive, digital economy that benefits everyone, everywhere by making transactions safe, simple, smart and accessible. Using secure data and networks, partnerships and passion, our innovations and solutions help individuals, financial institutions, governments and businesses realize their greatest potential. With connections across more than 210 countries and territories, we are building a sustainable world that unlocks priceless possibilities for all.