Julie Deane

The creator of the satchel

Julie Deane founded The Cambridge Satchel Company at her kitchen table in 2008 with £600 and the help of her mother.And now, the company adored for its brightly colored arm candy and cute buckles has been given a £12.7m cash injection by the same venture capital firm that invests in ASOS and Net-A-Porter.David Cameron’s entourage to China to drum up trade for Britain included representatives of major companies such as Rolls-Royce, Standard Chartered, BP and Glaxo – and Julie Deane, who started The Cambridge Satchel Company at the kitchen table.

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