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Millbrook designer's potential is unlocked for top UK event

By cmjohnw  |  Posted: January 12, 2014

Millbrook designer's potential is unlocked for top UK event

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A Cornish designer has been selected by Top Drawer - the UK’s leading event for design-led gifts and accessories - to join just ten other talented new designers in the ‘Spotted’ section of their event this month.

Helen Round, who has a passion for print and a lifelong love of beautiful fabrics, has created a collection of lifestyle accessories using the finest quality linen and hemp.

Helen’s designs are inspired by her illustrations of the landscape around her home in Millbrook and Unlocking Potential has provided the start-up support to transform her talents into a thriving business.

“Being part of Unlocking Potential has given me the confidence to take my business forward,” she said. “Participation in the two day boot camp made me think really carefully about the direction in which I wanted to take my skills as a designer maker and how I could turn my ideas into a viable and successful business.”

Unlocking Potential is a Combined Universities in Cornwall programme, managed by Cornwall College and receives ESF (European Social Fund) Convergence investment. Their Graduate Start-Up Programme invests time, money and expertise in ambitious and talented graduates.

Helen’s collection has also recently featured in Country Homes and Interiors, Ideal Home and Cornwall Today magazines.

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