Γεια μας to Greek Entrepreneurs in London

The number of Greek-born company directors in the UK has surged by a quarter in the past year, as Greece’s financial woes force people to seek opportunities elsewhere.

In the first six months of the year, 979 Greek nationals were registered as new directors of UK companies, up by 26pc from the same period in 2014, according to data company DueDil.

In total, there are 6,353 registered Greek directors of UK small and medium-sized enterprises, defined as companies with an annual turnover of less than £200m.

Christina Pistofidou, Creative Director at Wéngko Molé

Christina Pistofidou, founder and director of textiles company Wéngko Molé, moved from Athens to London at the end of 2013. She started her business six months later and her first collection of British-made silks went on sale in June 2015. She sells her products in the UK and in Greece, and hopes to start selling to other countries in Europe soon.

Wéngko Molé is a London-based company that specialises in fine silk resort wear, digitally printed in the UK.

Wéngko Molé interprets the power of the flat fabric in Eastern cultures and translates its protective and liberating qualities into a concept tailored to the individual who seeks escape and freedom from routine.

The prints are cut into two simple, elegant designs, inspired by the ease and comfort of Eastern shapes, ideal for hot weather.

Made in the finest silk and finished with our hand-stitched belts in a beautiful selection of colours, these garments offer the ultimate freedom needed on a summer afternoon, whether on the beach or in the city.

Alex Christodoulou and Greg Zontanos,

Co-founder & CTO and Co-founder & CEO at Weengs

Alex Christodoulou and Greg Zontanos moved to London from Athens January 2015 to launch Weengs, an app that arranges home deliveries.

They claim that sending items with their company Weengs is the easiest way to send anything, anywhere in the world.

No more post office, no more packaging. Simply snap a photo with our app, and we’ll have an Angel at your door within 30 minutes to pick up your unboxed item. We’ll do all the packaging and find the lowest price to ship it with.