Maggie Semple OBE has worked with many public and private sector organisations usually at a senior level and has established a successful profile spanning broadcasting, print and digital media. In October 2010 Maggie founded Maggie Semple Limited to coincide with the publication of her book ‘Women, Fashion, Stories’ and now uses the concept behind the book to host ‘Semple Secrets’ a series of conversations with inspirational women from a diverse range of fields. In October 2011 Maggie launched a luxury gift service ‘Behind the Seams’.
Currently Maggie serves on a range of Boards including the British Library, Brit School, Sadler’s Wells Theatre Trust and the Southbank Arts Centre. She is also a Non-Executive Director of Criminal Cases Review Commission where she Chairs the Audit and Risk Committee and Chair of the National Youth Music Theatre (NYMT).
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There is always something exciting about having an idea and making it real. And there is nothing more rewarding than acting on a passion. In 2010 I set up Maggie Semple Limited (MSL) a business inspired by women, fashion and their stories. MSL has a number of strands of activity but what unites them all is that I know that every female, no matter what her age, has at least one favourite item that she cherishes and cannot throw away. I have quite a few items in my wardrobe and there is one that is 25 years old and I still wear it! A classic shift sleeveless cotton dress that is simple yet elegant.
Before I set up the business I tested my idea and found that women have amazing stories attached to their clothes. It doesn’t matter if the clothing is new, not so new, bought, a gift, or inherited – there will always be a fascinating story attached to it. During the last 18 months I have met thousands of women and will continue to do so on-line and at our events.
MSL is a simple proposition that has tapped in to the imagination of thousands of women. Make sure that you keep connected with us as we have exciting plans.
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