Zoe – daughter of the BBC’s Dragons’ Den’s Theo Paphitis – set up her own food production business supplying Cypriot inspired foods to supermarkets. In a short time, she managed to design packaging, produce food and supply to local supermarkets. She had to put her business on hold shortly after falling pregnant.
After the birth of her son she decided to collaborate with her friends Sofia Colas-Allen and Maria Pellet, in writing a book. This came about when their children were all poorly with different illnesses and they realised that the information they needed to help them was unavailable in one single, fun and easy to read book.
Sofia has several years’ experience as general manager of a large department in a major London teaching hospital. Also in service improvement, operational and project management working for a District General Hospital, Cancer Network and teaching hospital.
Maria is a Psychology teacher, Head of Year and Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme Coordinator at a Greater London secondary school.
She says: ‘Whilst educating young people is certainly my calling, I also love getting away from the action by climbing, usually in Snowdonia or the Lake District. I also ski as often as I can. However, such adrenaline sports have been put on hold since the birth of my son in October 2011.’