ALTHOUGH SHE didn’t win the 2014 series of The Apprentice, Lauren Riley has found another path to business success.
In the same year, the qualified family solicitor launched The Link App, which gives lawyers a secure way to communicate with their clients.
The 29-year-old, who lasted until week seven on the hit BBC 1 show, designed the “time-saving communication tool” for her notoriously relentless profession.
She says the Link App promises to transform the quality and speed of client communication with preset notification buttons designed for conveyancing, wills, probable litigation, family and personal injury cases.
“I am a qualified solicitor and the amount of time spent on keeping everyone ‘in the loop’ came as something of a shock. It was a daily battle to keep up with the constant emails, phone calls, even letters going back and forth,” she told startups.co.uk
“I was convinced there must be a better way for lawyers to communicate with their clients. After listening to the continued grumblings of my colleagues I had my eureka moment and business idea was born.”
In five years, she hopes the self-funded venture will “be a household name globally and the communication tool of choice”.