Rhubarb 2019

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William Devenish (C, 1998-2003) has moved internally within the international law firm, Osborne Clarke, to San Francisco. He is now heading up Osborne Clarke’s international expansion legal offering for the west of the United States. His practice mainly focuses on advising Silicon Valley technology companies on their global expansion plans. William is always happy to hear from OSE who are passing through the Bay Area or from OSE who would like to talk about doing business in Silicon Valley. 2007 Iona Ratcliffe (M, 2002-2007) heads the brand and marketing of The Ocean Bottle whose first product is a beautifully designed reusable bottle with a smart chip which enables individuals to donate to the systems that intercept plastic at the source. Please visit https:// theoceanbottle.com/the-ocean-bottle/ for information. 2009 Grace Pigott (K, 2004-2009) tells us: ‘Having spent a number of years working in the events industry, I decided to take the big step of establishing my company with grace  in the summer of 2018. I offer a bespoke event planning and project management service, for any clientèle, covering weddings to birthdays, corporate receptions to charity dinners, and many more! We provide comprehensive support with all aspects of the planning journey - from finding the perfect venue and tying in the best suppliers, to co-ordinating all FOOD FOR GOOD. FOOD FOR GOOD.

plans to expand. MOB’s following has grown significantly in the past six months with 149,000 followers on Instagram and 171,000 on Facebook. MOB is currently creating a range of ‘Blends’, spices and herbs that will help excite people about cooking delicious food. These will be launched in a few months. Looking forward, a MOB App is the next venture in the pipeline which will encourage individuals to cook by allowing them to share their recipes. 2012 Darcy Ogston (H, 2007-2012) and Charlie Bowker (H, 2007-2012) have worked together to set up Native, a snack business https://snacknative.com . Their popped lotus seeds are available in some stores in London as well as for export. The seeds are hand-picked and harvested in Bihar, one of the poorest states in India. Native believes in ‘food for good’ and has partnered with the Bihar Development Foundation UK to make sure the people who grow and harvest the lotus seeds get something back from the people who snack on them. For every pack sold, the brand will donate 1p to support health camps for farmers in Bihar to detect risks of heart disease or strokes and to create awareness about infections.

logistics and being there for you on the day. Our mission is to capture your vision, deliver it with an honest approach and leave you with memories to last a lifetime.’ www.eventswithgrace.co.uk 2010 Philip Palumbo (H, 2005-2010) has taken over as Managing Director of the Walbrook Club in the heart of the Square Mile in London. The Club would be very happy to provide OSE in the City with a discreet and elegant place in which to meet, conduct business or simply relax.


Philip Palumbo

2011 Ben Lebus (E, 2006-2011) founded MOB Kitchen in 2016. It is an online food media platform creating recipes for students and young professionals living on a budget. Last year the first book, MOB Kitchen: Feed 4 For Under £10 , was launched and 40,000 copies have been sold so far. The latest book, Veggie MOB , has launched on 4th July. The MOB team is growing with three full-time and two part-time members and

At Native, we believe in Food for Good. What you snack on should not only taste good but also do good.


PEOPLE Native support fairness to farmers

Grace Pigott

Ben Lebus

The cultivation of lotus seeds doesn’t destroy the ecosystem, the whole cycle is sustainable, seasonal and naturally occurring.

Our relationship with our farmers, commitment to fair wages, ethical and sustainable harvesting, and fully collaborative supply chain allows us to source the highest quality ingredients that we


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