OMGTea heads to Downing Street

We were absolutely thrilled to be invited to 10 Downing Street for a special event held in honour of female entrepreneurs. 

On Wednesday (April 24th) we travelled to 10 Downing Street to make OMGTea for Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s wife, Akshata Murty and guests. 

OMGTea founder Katherine Swift in front of 10 Downing Street

OMGTea founder Katherine Swift says: “I wasn’t quite sure what to expect going to Downing Street for the first time but it was a really warm and friendly and informal atmosphere from the moment we arrived.

“We set up an OMGTea table with our product. The team at Downing Street thoughtfully selected a green tablecloth to be on brand - that was a nice touch.

“Mrs. Murty had a cup of matcha and really enjoyed it. We had a good chat and I was able to share the story behind the brand with her. 

“She was very down to earth and warm and had discussions with many entrepreneurs taking the time to listen to their personal stories.

“It was really special to be in a place with so much history. We walked down the stairs where there are signed portraits of all past Prime Ministers, and one wall is all the Queen’s Prime Ministers. It was inspiring and made us feel like we were part of history.

Many guests sampled the matcha, including fashion and beauty expert Trinny Woodall, Ella Mills from Deliciously Ella and Manchester fashion designer Nadine Merabi. The feedback was excellent from everyone.”

OMGTea is part of the Buy Women Built (BWB) network which is raising the profile of female entrepreneurs and their brands.

“I was over the moon to be invited to afternoon tea at No. 10 Downing Street along with Buy Women Built. 

“There were speeches by Akshata Murty, Charlotte Keenan from Goldman Sachs,  and Sahar Hashemi, founder of Buy Women Built. Sahar truly champions female businesses with the objective of inspiring younger generations.

“There are many great female entrepreneurs across the UK and yesterday was a really special way to recognise some of us."