Marie Cudennec

Founder, Goldfinger Factory
Marie Cudennec Goldfinger Factory

Marie co-founded Goldfinger Factory, a social enterprise that creates sustainable furniture and interiors, with a teaching academy that educates people in craft and sustainable woodworking, offering free training to the economically vulnerable. The idea is to empower communities to transform their lives through craftsmanship and design.

As well as promoting up-cycling through the creative reuse and recycling of furniture, Goldfinger Factory offers designers, makers and craftspeople a platform to develop bespoke furniture, interiors and installations.

In 2018, Marie was awarded a scholarship to attend Harvard Business School’s course for non-profit leaders. Most recently, Goldfinger Factory 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