Join us for the finale in the series for 2021, where Bridget and Roxanna will host an inspiring discussion, covering topics such as Roxanna’s entrepreneurial journey from barista to café owner, the inspiration and ethos behind the brand, key learnings from launching a business in the midst of a pandemic, and overcoming global supply chain problems.
Drinks and canapes from independent, local Royal Wharf café, Little Hudson, will be provided throughout the evening.
Date: Thursday 11 November
Location: Riverscape Sales Gallery, Unit 2, 02 Starboard Way, London E16 2JX
Timings: 6:30pm – 9pm
Roxanna Lyssa Allardyce
Hosted by Roxanna Lyssa Allardyce (Founder and Director of Good Vibes Café) and Bridget Arsenault (ex-Associate Editor for Vanity Fair & Lifestyle Writer for Forbes.com)
Our third speaker is the owner of Royal Docks situated café, Good Vibes. Good Vibes café launched during lockdown in 2020, with a strong philosophy based on authenticity, passion and excellence, serving mind-blowing coffee from local roasters Perky Blenders, homemade and locally sourced food, and above all, good vibes!
So far in the series, we have hosted several local entrepreneurs who are proud to share their stories with the Riverscape community.
Our second entrepreneur and guest speaker in the series was Rhea Patel, Owner of One Element Docklands. One Element is the outdoor (and now also live online) fitness club for all abilities with a mission to build fitness and social hubs in local communities, starting with Thames Barrier Park in London Docklands.
After qualifying as a Chartered Accountant, Rhea was looking to channel her energy into something she was passionate about, and decided to start One Element in the local area alongside her day job; in just over two years, they are now 100+ members strong and have built a thriving, friendly group within the wider Royal Docks community.
Our first Power Talk speaker was Ben Hession, founder of zero-waste online produce delivery service Loaf.ly.
Ben spoke about launching his business during the Covid-19 pandemic and following his dream of supporting not only the planet, but his local community, by selling fresh British bread, eggs, milk and produce locally.