Busi­ness­woman’s pos­i­tive mes­sage

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS -

BUSI­NESS­WOMAN Phillippa Lo­mas­ney went back to her roots to give young peo­ple a pos­i­tive mes­sage.

The 32-year-old owner of Pimp My Pumps on­line shoe boutique, was once a res­i­dent of Jupiter House in Clay­ton Road, Hayes, the YMCA cen­tre for vul­ner­a­ble young peo­ple.

But by prac­tis­ing what she preaches – the mes­sage: “If you can’t find work, make work” – she forged a suc­cess­ful busi­ness ca­reer.

She re­turned to Hayes on Mon­day to brain­storm busi­ness ideas with the young­sters and en­cour­age them to work closely with lo­cal Job­cen­tres to ex­ploit the op­por­tu­ni­ties there for them.

“Fif­teen years ago I was there, and I went back to tell them I have walked the path they are walk­ing now,” she said.

“It went re­ally well and they had some fan­tas­tic ideas.”

n MAKE WORK: Phillippa Lo­mas­ney gives her ad­vice Photo by Chris Berry www.

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