Connie Nam

SpecialityFounder, Astrid & Miyu
n 2012, Korean-born and US-raised Connie Nam left a career in investment banking to set up a challenger online jewellery brand from her kitchen table; now turning over £10m and ranking #9 in the Sunday Times Fast Track 100. Today, she has grown her business by 400% in the last three years – with four stores, two concessions and c.90 staff – and has won several entrepreneur awards including the NatWest Everywoman Awards and The Great British Entrepreneur Awards, as well as being Highly Commended at the Barclays Entrepreneur Awards. Connie’s cult brand has attracted a celebrity following with Ella Woodward of Deliciously Ella, much-loved This Morning presenter Holly Willoughby and Made in Chelsea’s Tiffany Watson among many well-known names to get pierced at Astrid & Miyu.