Marie Cudennec

CEO & Co-founder, Goldfinger
Marie Cudennec Goldfinger Factory

Marie co-founded Goldfinger, an award-winning social enterprise that crafts beautiful furniture and objects from reclaimed and sustainable materials, benefitting people and planet.

All Goldfinger profits support its social impact. Through the Goldfinger Academy, Goldfinger teaches marginalised young people the craft of woodworking, so they can progress into meaningful work. The Academy also offers community craft courses, workshops and corporate away-days that enhance wellbeing and celebrate the joys of making.

Goldinger also supports its community through People’s Kitchen: To Your Door, delivering hot meals and doorstep chats to vulnerable and isolated North Kensington residents.

In 2018, Marie was awarded a scholarship to attend Harvard Business School’s course for non-profit leaders. Most recently, Goldfinger was nominated by the Evening Standard for Social Enterprise Company of the Year, and Marie was recognised as one of the Natwest Wise 100 Women in Social Enterprise.

Marie started her career in luxury branding and marketing at LVMH, Richemont and Estée Lauder.

Marie Cudennec Goldfinger Factory
Marie has mentored

Tibeb Leather Works

Tibeb Leather Works provides free workspace and skills training for youth and women in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and produces quality handcrafted leather products.

  • Tibeb Leather Works
  • 360 Recycle Manufacturing Ltd

I was able to learn a lot from the coaching session. Marie shone a light on important issues that our company was struggling with. We are very grateful for the opportunity and excited to see what’s to come.  

Yonatan Asegid, CEO, Tibeb Leather Works

Marie has mentored

360 Recycle Manufacturing Ltd

360 Recycle transforms waste (glass, plastic bottles, paper, styrofoam) into raw materials which are used to manufacture various products which are placed back into circulation, eliminating the linear progress of the waste we collect.

  • Tibeb Leather Works
  • 360 Recycle Manufacturing Ltd

Marie was a perfectly picked Expert who was relatable, and knowledgable. Our conversation flowed seamlessly, and her advice was realistic and doable.  

Keisha DeLisser-Cole, Co-owner, 360 Recycle Manufacturing Ltd