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    An early riser and entrepreneurial go-getter, the self-starter is ready to take on the world

    Brimming with energy and ideas, the self-starter knows the world is their oyster and is eager to make an impact. Smart and functional accessories are the name of the game with items that combine style and practicality in equal measures winning the highest ratings from this force to be reckoned with.


    Panama Bijou Organiser in black, £255, Smythson

    Organisation is key for the self-starter, as is a place to jot down new ideas as and when they arise. Smythson’s Panama Bijou Organiser is an investment piece that can be replenished with new diary and notebook refills as and when required, while its compact size makes it easy to carry around. Every detail has been considered – with two pockets, dividers and index cards, and a pen with its own pocket ­– to make keeping organised easy-peasy.


    Sterling Silver Egg Cup and Spoon, supplied in a fitted case, £300, Searle & Co.

    Every entrepreneur knows about the connection between a healthy body and a healthy mind. Starting the day with a protein boost nourishes the self-starter’s brain for a productive day ahead. Searle & Co.’s Silver Egg Cup and Spoon set turns breakfast into a moment of mindfulness, setting the tone for a day of focus.


    TD645 acetate frames, from £295, Tom Davies Bespoke Opticians

    Being on their A-game and taken seriously is of the utmost importance to the self-starter, who knows that the right eyewear can make a big difference to your face shape and how you are perceived. Whether it’s for genuine eyesight assistance or simply wanting to look more mature and studious, City entrepreneurs can turn to Tom Davies Bespoke Opticians to achieve a winning combination of optical power and aesthetic impact.


    Chris Sneakers in calfskin, £710, Hermès

    Speed and agility are essential attributes for entrepreneurial activity, and that extends to the self-starter’s wardrobe. That doesn’t mean an appreciation for fashion is out the window though. With its finger on the pulse of the latest trends, Hermès’ tan leather sneakers offer a perfect combination of style and comfort for getting from A to B.


    Seamaster Olympic Official Timekeeper Co-Axial Master Chronometer 39.5mm watch, £4,630, Omega

    Punctuality is a natural trait of the self-starter, as is using their time wisely. This slick and sporty timepiece from Omega’s Seamaster Olympic Games Collection is as trustworthy as they come. Its multi-functional design features a date window, minute track and a pulse reader that calculates the wearer’s pulse beats-per-minute. Only 2,032 editions of this model have been created, but the self-starter is sure to be first off the mark to secure one.

    Look out for more personality-inspired product selections on The Royal Exchange journal

    The Royal Exchange celebrates its 450th anniversary this year. We look forward to welcoming you for a considered shopping and dining experience in spectacular and historic surroundings. Please visit our boutiques page for regular updates on our retailers’ opening information and hours, as well as details about virtual appointments and click and collect services.

    Visit our heritage page to learn more about the history of The Royal Exchange, and keep an eye on our specially created 450 Years site, journal and Instagram for more fascinating facts and insights about The Royal Exchange’s past and present as we commemorate this special milestone throughout the year.