Amber Atherton

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Amber Atherton (born 9 February 1991, in Hong Kong)[1] is a British entrepreneur known for co-creating and appearing in the reality television series Made In Chelsea.[2] She is the founder of e-commerce company My Flash Trash.[3][4][5]

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Atherton began modelling as a teenager, appearing in Love Magazine, i-D magazine and Tatler. She coded as a child and set up various businesses[6] before founding cult e-commerce company My Flash Trash when she was 17. She sold My Flash Trash in 2016 for an estimated £2 million.[7][8][9]

Atherton gained celebrity as a creator of the popular UK reality television show Made In Chelsea[10][11]. She has since focused on enterprise,[12] appearing as a Business Buddy on The BBC's Young Dragon's Den show, Pocket Money Pitch and judging the UK's national enterprise challenge.[13] Atherton was listed as the "5th Most Powerful Person in Digital Fashion" by British Vogue in 2011,[14] and named part of the Forbes 30 Under 30 for 2016. Atherton regularly speaks at conferences, schools and universities[15][16] on the topic of entrepreneurship, and consults for start ups and venture capital firms.

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  1. Levin, Angela (11 June 2013). "My perfect weekend: Amber Atherton, star of 'Made in Chelsea'". Daily Telegraph.
  2. Barns, Sarah (15 July 2015). "Made In Chelsea's Amber Atherton on launching £3.5m jewellery business". Daily Mail.
  3. Partington, Lucy (2 November 2015). "Here are Amber Atherton's Christmas beauty essentials". Cosmopolitan (magazine).
  4. Lynch, Russell (2015-11-16). "Entrepreneurs: Amber Atherton finds true calling with My Flash Trash". Evening Standard. Retrieved 2017-01-01.
  5. Krentcil, Faran (March 27, 2014). "Is Amber Atherton the Next Victoria Beckham?". Elle. Retrieved 26 February 2017.
  6. McGrath, Nick (2 July 2013). "Amber Atherton: 'I undercut my school by selling uniforms'". Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 2017-01-02.
  7. Geoghegan, Jill (2 August 2016). "My Flash Trash sold to Hong Kong manufacturing group". Drapers. Retrieved 2017-01-02.
  8. "How Sudden Celebrity Changes Everything When You're Running A Startup". Business Insider. Retrieved 2017-01-01.
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  10. Felstead, Binky (2015-03-12). Being Binky. Simon and Schuster. ISBN 9781471134586.
  11. Hombach, Jean-Pierre. Paris Hilton The Shocking Starlet. Lulu.com. ISBN 9781471611032.
  12. "Young entrepreneurs: Amber Atherton, My Flash Trash | Startups.co.uk: Starting a business advice and business ideas". Startups.co.uk: Starting a business advice and business ideas. 2016-03-22. Retrieved 2017-01-01.
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  14. Alexander, Ella (8 Dec 2011). "Digital Power List". British Vogue. Retrieved 2017-01-01.
  15. Adobe. "Adobe Summit 2014 EMEA - The Reinvention of Marketing - Amber Atherton (Part 8) on Adobe TV". AdobeTV. Retrieved 2017-02-04.
  16. "Amber Atherton Speaking At Adobe Summit EMEA | Digital Marketing Blog". Digital Marketing Blog. 2014-04-04. Retrieved 2017-02-04.