We are continuing our series of speaking to Old Brightonians who have set up their own businesses since leaving the College. Ami Savani (Wi. 2000-05) owns A Mermaid's Secret, a massage and beauty therapy business in Hove. Ami tells us how she went from studying physiology to setting up A Mermaid's Secret, and the teachers who made all the difference to her going after her dreams.
News from OBs
Peter Somerville (Le. 1967-72) has Brighton College in the blood: he is the grandson of Peggy Williams and grew up a stone's throw from the College. Peter moved to New Zealand in the 1980s, running a luxury lodge on the South Island.
Jon Filby (Le. 1972-77) has been appointed as the new Chair of Sussex Cricket.
Lange Powell (BCJS./Ha. 1955-65) is a retired civil servant, who has lived in Australia for nearly all of his adult life.
Linguist Lange shares his story - from being the school's sabre champion, to working in rural Madagascar and making a life for himself and his family in South Australia working with the government.
The Old Brightonians is a community of alumni that spans generations. Dennis Patrick Flynn (Ha. 1942-45) was a pupil at the College during the Second World War and is now 95. He retired to France in the late 1980s with his wife, Jean, and spoke to us about the challenges of being a pupil at Brighton in the 40s, and his career as an aircraft engineer.
World Trade Center Gibraltar, where Old Brightonians Ed Allison-Wright (Du. 2001-06) and David Lawerence (Du. 1984-94) are directors, have played a major part in the successful evacuation of 92 Afghani people from Kabul.
Amber Goodwin (Fe. 2013-15) has just launched Apparelle (www.apparelle.co.uk), which promises to change the way we buy activewear. Former investment banker, Amber, who is only 25, has already had an incredible career, and Apparelle is already making waves in fashion – and it has only just launched.
TogetherUkraine is a grassroots organisation, set up by Brad Vanstone (Sc. 2004-09) and a number of his friends, raising funds and providing humanitarian support to Ukrainian refugees.