Visit to 10 Downing Street: Vese's Entrepreneurial Journey

LONDON, ENGLAND – 12th, Feb 2024 –Our Philly & Friends' founder, Vese Aghoghovbia, never expected the email that arrived exactly five years after launching the brand. It was an invitation from the Prime Minister to 10 Downing Street for an exclusive event with entrepreneurial leaders. Her journey, one that includes sitting in a hospital room with a newborn and a dream, has taken her to the heart of British business policy.

Humble Beginnings, Extraordinary Outcome:

Back in 2019, exactly four days before having her son, Vese launched her debut children's book, "Who Do I See in the Mirror?" and embarked on the adventure of Philly & Friends. With an 18 month old daughter and her newborn by her side, she navigated the early challenges, questioning her timing but never her passion. Little did she know, exactly five years later, on her son's birthday, she would be sitting alongside CEOs and business icons, discussing the very issues that impact small businesses like hers.

A Day at No.10:

Vese's day at Downing Street was filled with valuable insights and inspiring connections. From roundtable discussions on access to finance to a panel session moderated by the Prime Minister himself, she gained valuable perspectives on the support available to entrepreneurs like her. The diverse group of business owners, representing various industries and stages of growth, highlighted the vibrant landscape of British entrepreneurship.

Vese Aghoghovbia at No.10 Downing Street on British Entrepreneurship

More Than Books: A Vision for the Future:

Philly & Friends has evolved beyond books, now offering learning toys and resources. Vese's commitment to empowering children and fostering inclusivity continues to drive her vision. Her participation in the "Help to Grow" campaign demonstrates her dedication to advocating for small businesses and ensuring their voices are heard.

Gratitude and Inspiration:

Vese extends her gratitude to Enterprise Nation and 10 Downing Street for providing this unique opportunity. Her story serves as an inspiration to aspiring entrepreneurs, showcasing the power of perseverance and the unexpected turns a journey can take. It reminds us that with passion, dedication, and the right support, even the most ambitious dreams can become reality.

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