Pauline Barnett begun her career after completing Fashion College and she went on to be involved in the fashion business as a designer for a number of years. Setting up her own business eventually, she continually worked for herself for 8 years. Pauline then decided to utilise her experiences within business and joined East London Small Business Centre, which provides specialist business advice to new and existing entrepreneurs. Since her beginnings at the centre, she has successfully become CEO and an integral part of its growth over the last 23 years. Pauline is most passionate about business and was involved in creating a significant loan fund for creative enterprises.