Founder, Philly & Friends and Author of Who Do I See in the Mirror?

Vese Aghoghovbia

Selected as Top 100 Female Entrepreneurs to Watch by Natwest & The Telegraph. Winner of the 2021 Consumer & Luxury Rising Star of the Year award by Black British Business Awards. A Start-up ambassador for Start-Up Loans UK, a Small Business Inspirator for Holly & Co, winner of The Breakthrough Fund by The Break Social, and IFundWomen & Vista ReferHer UK Grant Winner. Vese has combined her strategic and problem-solving skills while unearthing her creativity to bring joy to the hearts of little ones, the Baby & Child industry, and the food & drinks industry.

She is an ex-Baby & Child Specialist at Notonthehighstreet. Also, a Chartered Engineer with over ten years of work experience in Strategy, Operations and Customer Experience working for FTSE-100 Engineering and Technology firms.

She has been involved in conversations about Entrepreneurship, Diversity in the Playroom, Career Transitions, Parenting/Motherhood speaking on various platforms, including BBC and Norton Rose. Contributor to Parenting Magazines such as HuffPost Parent, Mother Mag, and Absolutely Mama Magazine.


If you would like to get in touch with Vese for interviews, speaking engagements or Author Visits, please contact Kome O at 

"I want to be the light I wished I had when I was in the tunnel"

- Vese A