Maggie Semple is a successful business woman and entrepreneur. In 2010 Maggie set-up Semple, a bespoke women’s fashion brand; a labour of love established to empower likeminded women through made to measure fashion, networking events, a daily blog and biannual magazine.
Maggie serves on a range of Boards including the City & Guilds Institute and the Southbank Arts Centre. She is a Non-Executive Director of the Criminal Cases Review Commission (CCRC) where she chairs the Audit and Risk Committee.
Maggie is a Fellow of the City & Guilds Institute, one of 500 Fellowships awarded since 1878 and is cited in the World’s Who’s Who. She was awarded an OBE in 2000.
Lily is Semple’s social media savvy PR exec. Lily loves all things pastel pink and has left her home in Chester behind to pursue a career in the big city. She’s an Instagram-aholic and can be found flicking through the latest issue of Lula often whilst sipping a large glass of white wine. Lily’s a fan of minimal style and aesthetics, her dream wardrobe would be filled with all things &
Other Stories, COS and Weekday. Her ultimate style crush is Mary Kate Olsen – always and forever.
Dulcie is Semple’s Creative Director, with a keen eye for clean cut design and an attraction to all things that ooze colour. Having begun her journey as a fanatic art student at Central Saint Martins, it was there she found her passion for Graphic Design and graduated with a degree from London College of Communication. Now, Dulcie swaps and changes daily between her two loves, Art and Design; conjuring up anything from a painting of her latest jewellery purchase to creating window concepts at Semple.
At 5ft 1 (and a half) Sophie may be small but she is certainly fierce. After finding out she was dyslexic at the age of seven she made it her life’s mission to wage a war against words and carve a career out of a craft she admired so much. Hard work, determination and a lot of journals later, Sophie graduated with a degree in journalism. Her obsession and love for the written word has seen her as Editor at Semple to now blogging her way around the world. She’s irrationally angry, partial to a LARGE glass of chardonnay and has an intolerance for most people.
A freelance Editor and Blogger, Harriet has a slightly irrational love for detective fiction and can often be found getting caught up in the somewhat tame tales of Miss Marple or watching Midsomer Murders on a Sunday afternoon. A country girl at heart, she loves nothing more than whiling away an hour or two in a coffee shop reading a good book, feeling inspired by street style and pinning to her heart’s content on Pinterest. If she’s not out walking her beautiful Sprocker Spaniel, Hallie, then you’ll probably find her rummaging for vintage fashion finds at the local charity shop or car boot sale!