60 Seconds with Hannah Martin

Meet Hannah Martin, co-founder of Talented Ladies Club. Not only does she know everything you need to know about starting a business but she’d also be very well equipped if she were stranded on a desert island!


3 words that describe you best?

Driven, creative and messy!

What was your first ever job?

Paper round, aged 13.

What’s on your desk right now?

Two diaries, mug of tea, laptop and a loooong to-do list!

When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?


Which device or piece of equipment could you not live without?

My iPhone.

What’s your favourite tool of your trade?

My Macbook.

What’s in your handbag?

Diary, purse, keys, about 60 pens, a couple of toys (not mine!), LOTS of paper, and phone.

How do you relax?

Walk on the beach.

What’s your favourite holiday destination?

My parents live in North Devon, in a cottage by the sea (it’s as idyllic as it sounds) and I take the kids there virtually every school holiday.

What do you find most difficult?

Being organised. I’m a whirlwind of energy but am usually going round in circles!

Best piece of advice to someone starting out with their own business?

Just take it one step at a time and expect there to be tough weeks. If you’re resilient and agile you’ll work through them, learn and grow.

You’re stranded on a desert island. What 3 things would you choose to have with you?

A waterproof sheet to make a roof for a shelter, a pot to boil water and cook food in, and a knife.

Superheroes are always on topic in our house. Who is our favourite Superhero?

Anyone who has survived tough times and come out stronger, wiser and kinder as a result – and is driven to make the world a better place. That to me is a real superpower!

Who would win a fight between Spiderman and Batman?

Neither – they’d realise they were actually on the same side, and team up and fight baddies together!

And finally, the plug?

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