Athena Cauley-Yu is owner of delicious fine stationery brand Meticulous Ink.
With a background in screen printing, she started Meticulous Ink in 2010 using three credit cards, a business loan, and her life savings. The brand now has a six-figure turnover, producing their own stationery line in-house on two monstrous 1960s Original Heidelberg printing presses.
The business has a physical shop and print-works in Bath, where Athena and her team design, print, and make all the stationery and paper goods, alongside producing unique print projects for private clients, from wedding invites to elaborate business cards.
Athena also teaches calligraphy workshops from her premises and across the South West.
As well as telling the story of how Meticulous Ink came to be, Athena will be talking about the highs and lows of running a physical shop, the importance of having varied revenue streams, and how to deal with constant change in your creative business.