Young entrepreneurs: Pascale Barget, Twenty Something London
Bringing you the best of what’s on in the capital, Pascale Barget is on a mission to support London’s independent businesses
Name: Pascale Barget
Company: Twenty Something London
A “born and bred Londoner”, young entrepreneur Pascale Barget is helping businesses in the capital to thrive with her online guide to independent London.
After graduating from university and having the “what am I doing with my life” conversation, Barget decided her dream job would be to recommend places and it just so happened that her friend’s brother, now co-founder John-Michael Sookias (26), was looking to do the same thing.
In September 2012 Twenty Something London (TSL) was born and, as Barget remarks, the “rest is history”. Now with five employees and a rapidly growing user base, TSL is the go-to guide for great places and events in the capital, working with some of the UK’s most exciting new businesses, including Brewdog and Uber.
The company has multiple revenue streams such as premium listings and on site advertising, and also holds events such as ‘BurgerFest 2014’, running this month, which is a day-festival dedicated to burgers, beers and music, with several other events in the pipeline.
Barget counts getting to “meet the most amazing people in the world” as one of the biggest perks of running her own business and includes David Cameron’s special advisor Daniel Korski in this group, having recently been invited to Downing Street to discuss entrepreneurship with him.
Barget’s ideas have come a long way from a ‘Twenty Something London’ blog she worked on as a hobby at 17 with Barget and Sookias looking to pitch for their first round of investment this year and an ambitious long-term goal to launch the Twenty Something brand globally.