Clayhall resident Sabrina Hamilton makes it to semi-final of Virgin Media Pioneers Pitch to Rich

Sabrina Hamilton hopes to reach the final of a business competition to be held in Richard Branson's home

Sabrina Hamilton hopes to reach the final of a business competition to be held in Richard Branson's home

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A businesswoman hopes to make it to the final of a business competition at Richard Branson’s house.

Clayhall resident, Sabrina Hamilton, is through to the semi-finals of the Virgin Media Pioneers Pitch to Rich competition, beating hundreds of others.

Her business, Packed Munches, delivers a package of eight British products including crisps, biscuits and tea to people abroad each month.

Miss Hamilton currently works fulltime at Easy Art, but wants to use the competition as a springboard to be able to work as her own boss for Packed Munches.

The 27-year-old will compete with nine others, with six finalists being invited to pitch their businesses to Richard Branson himself at his house in Oxfordshire next month.

She said: “It was so unexpected and happened so quickly. I had to talk about our business in 80 words and it is crazy we were chosen out of so many. It took a long time to sink in but I am excited now to have this chance to meet Richard Branson.

“The business is about reminding people of home when they are living or working abroad. My friend was studying abroad and I sent her a package of British food. She loved it and it is about sending people food that they can't buy in these countries.

"I am now looking to do it fulltime and the success we are having in this competition should help out. It is down to the public vote so it would be great if everyone can help me get a step closer to the final!”

Voting closes tomorrow at midday, vote at: http://www.virginmediapioneers.com/2014/04/vote-for-pitch-to-rich-2014-competition-finalists/
 

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3:34pm Tue 22 Apr 14

Villagecranberry says...

Does her stock include Polish and other East European products as Tesco seems full of these items to compete with the skleps.

In fact if you need to look at the effects on immigration in the UK, you only need to walk around the 'Continental' section of major supermarkets these days.

I bet you do not get supermarkets in France bending over backwards to sell stuff to appease those who come to enrich the UK.
Does her stock include Polish and other East European products as Tesco seems full of these items to compete with the skleps. In fact if you need to look at the effects on immigration in the UK, you only need to walk around the 'Continental' section of major supermarkets these days. I bet you do not get supermarkets in France bending over backwards to sell stuff to appease those who come to enrich the UK. Villagecranberry
  • Score: -7

4:50pm Tue 22 Apr 14

T. Watts says...

Villagecranberry wrote:
Does her stock include Polish and other East European products as Tesco seems full of these items to compete with the skleps.

In fact if you need to look at the effects on immigration in the UK, you only need to walk around the 'Continental' section of major supermarkets these days.

I bet you do not get supermarkets in France bending over backwards to sell stuff to appease those who come to enrich the UK.
I bet you don't get local newspapers in France full of your trolling either, eh Cornbeefur?
[quote][p][bold]Villagecranberry[/bold] wrote: Does her stock include Polish and other East European products as Tesco seems full of these items to compete with the skleps. In fact if you need to look at the effects on immigration in the UK, you only need to walk around the 'Continental' section of major supermarkets these days. I bet you do not get supermarkets in France bending over backwards to sell stuff to appease those who come to enrich the UK.[/p][/quote]I bet you don't get local newspapers in France full of your trolling either, eh Cornbeefur? T. Watts
  • Score: 7

5:21pm Tue 22 Apr 14

Alan_1976 says...

"I bet you do not get supermarkets in France bending over backwards to sell stuff to appease those who come to enrich the UK."

I imagine you don't get much call from people in the UK to go to France for their shopping. Be a hell of a waste of petrol.
"I bet you do not get supermarkets in France bending over backwards to sell stuff to appease those who come to enrich the UK." I imagine you don't get much call from people in the UK to go to France for their shopping. Be a hell of a waste of petrol. Alan_1976
  • Score: 9

5:33pm Tue 22 Apr 14

Villagecranberry says...

T. Watts wrote:
Villagecranberry wrote:
Does her stock include Polish and other East European products as Tesco seems full of these items to compete with the skleps.

In fact if you need to look at the effects on immigration in the UK, you only need to walk around the 'Continental' section of major supermarkets these days.

I bet you do not get supermarkets in France bending over backwards to sell stuff to appease those who come to enrich the UK.
I bet you don't get local newspapers in France full of your trolling either, eh Cornbeefur?
When in France eat what the locals would it. Frogs legs on foie grais baguette and a cold glass of moose cadet sooooooooooooo le.
[quote][p][bold]T. Watts[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Villagecranberry[/bold] wrote: Does her stock include Polish and other East European products as Tesco seems full of these items to compete with the skleps. In fact if you need to look at the effects on immigration in the UK, you only need to walk around the 'Continental' section of major supermarkets these days. I bet you do not get supermarkets in France bending over backwards to sell stuff to appease those who come to enrich the UK.[/p][/quote]I bet you don't get local newspapers in France full of your trolling either, eh Cornbeefur?[/p][/quote]When in France eat what the locals would it. Frogs legs on foie grais baguette and a cold glass of moose cadet sooooooooooooo le. Villagecranberry
  • Score: -4

5:39pm Tue 22 Apr 14

cynicalsue says...

Clearly the Brits abroad are missing all that healthy eating judging by the products.
Clearly the Brits abroad are missing all that healthy eating judging by the products. cynicalsue
  • Score: 0

6:19pm Tue 22 Apr 14

Villagecranberry says...

cynicalsue wrote:
Clearly the Brits abroad are missing all that healthy eating judging by the products.
Yes, my cousin who moved to Portugal cannot stand the food there and longs for a can of Big Soup and a Mr Kipling's cake for pudding, as the food is just so plain there.
[quote][p][bold]cynicalsue[/bold] wrote: Clearly the Brits abroad are missing all that healthy eating judging by the products.[/p][/quote]Yes, my cousin who moved to Portugal cannot stand the food there and longs for a can of Big Soup and a Mr Kipling's cake for pudding, as the food is just so plain there. Villagecranberry
  • Score: -3

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