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Emily Watson

Female Founder Spotlight: Emily Watson

7 March 2021|Latest Posts, Meet the Successful Founder

IWD Inspirational Female Founders Spotlight: Emily Watson
IWD Inspirational Female Founders Spotlight: Emily Watson

BumbleZest is a healthy drinks range created by Emily Watson (along wth her husband Dan), which was dreamt up in their South London kitchen.  You can now find them, in Whole Foods, As Nature Intended and Planet Organic, as well as online at Holland & Barrett, Selfridges & Co and Ocado.  The collection features a number of health shots, three naturally flavoured sparkling waters and a light CBD tonic.

What would you love to share to encourage other women to start their own business?

Taking the jump from your steady, predictable job, with your regular monthly salary to launching your own business where there is nowhere to hide if it all goes wrong is a scary and daunting experience. But the thrill of working for yourself, every day learning something new and knowing that every hour of hard work you put in you will see the benefit from, is both exciting and exhilarating. Yes it will be a rollercoaster, but you only live once and you will only know if you have tried! 

What are your top 5 tips for entrepreneurial success?

Don’t waste too much time trying to get something 100% perfect before launching, it never will be

Get going, launch and see if you have demand

Continually improve and make changes (even if it seems like a logistical nightmare)

Listen to feedback, but also understand that some feedback is subjective, do not take all comments to heart

Try to remain calm, stress does not help anyone or any situation

Who are the 5 women who inspire you the most?

Malala Yousafzai: inspiring activist for female education 

Anya Hindmarch: using her successful brand to raise awareness for breast cancer

The Queen: the public face of our nation, a very powerful lady who has managed to remain loved by all

Annita Roddick: environmental campaigner and human rights activist, plus successful business woman 

My mother: from a housewife and never attending university, to getting a first degree masters in occupational psychology in her 40s, she’s now a successful Chartered Psychologist (never think it is too late)


What is your favourite saying/inspirational quote?

“A goal without a plan is just a dream” 

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