5 minutes with … Bola Lafe, founder and director of Aquaint (worklab)


In 2010, while on a trip to Japan, Bola Lafe discovered an antibacterial water that was safe enough to ingest, sanitise the hands and skin and could also be used on surfaces.  Four years on and after leaving his 21 years in the investment banking sector his company Aquaint, which manufactures and distributes the natural hand sanitiser water, is on track to turnover £1.7m for 2014/15.

Despite missing out on investment after appearing on BBC’s Dragon’s Den, his company was named ‘New Business of the Year 2014’ in the Gatwick Diamond Business Awards and Aquaint’s products are sold in Boots, Ocado and Amazon.

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