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"The way the light reflects from the such intricate design of the Coral Reef Platter is exquisite"
Jo Kilgour, Good Housekeeping


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Svaja created a beautiful yet memorable award for Mane Chance Sanctuary

June 2015

Svaja created a beautiful yet memorable award for the Mane Chance Sanctuary first ever Summer Ball in Wentworth Golf Club.

The Mane Chance aim is to provide sanctuary and relief from suffering for horses, while promoting humane behavior to all animals and mutually-beneficial relationships with people who need them. Svaja is proud to support this unique charity and to get involved in their activities.

A patron of Mane Chance Sanctuary, actress Jenny Seagrove presented specially made Svaja Glass awards to devoted supporters and workers of Mane Chance

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Svaja was one of the sponsors of Mane Chance Golf Classic Event on 7th May

Svaja was one of the sponsors of Mane Chance Golf Classic Event on 7th May together with Burns & Webber, Jemca of Edgware Road, American Golf which raised some much needed funds for Mane Chance horses.

West Surrey Golf Club were wonderful hosts for the day with a magnificent course followed by a lovely meal. Unfortunately, no one won the Toyota Aygo for a hole in one, but there was great fun trying.

Out of 13 participating teams, our winners were the local club members, Sara Jane Bartlett, Sam Caplin, Gary Chalcraft and Clive Caplin (pictured above) holding beautiful Svaja Artemides sculptures! Congratulations to all!

 

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Kristina Bobs spends time at the Alexander Miles Gallery in St Katherine Docks, London

Kristina spent two days over the weekend of 1st & 2nd of November 2014 at a Meet the Designers event to show Svaja’s stunning new glass range at the gallery.

Tailored to fit beautifully alongside existing pieces, Svaja's new ranges take their work in an exciting new direction, with their new designs representing a quantum leap, fusing a deep understanding of their roots with a host of new techniques; it's some of their finest work yet.

In an interview for the gallery, Kristina talks about Svaja's latest work, and the ethos underpinning her approach to design and what makes luxury.

See: Alexander Miles Gallery

 

 

Kristina S Bobs attended a spectacular event in London, Grand Best Western Hotel, Shine awards 2014. 

Kristina S Bobs attended a spectacular event in London, Grand Best Western Hotel, Shine awards 2014.

Kristina was nominated for outstanding achievements in the Middle East and active steps in Sub Saharan Africa countries, especially for her work with women as inspirational ambassador, role model, mentor and business woman.

Kristina’s case helped thousands of women to gain confidence, to seek education and career success, successfully balance between work and family. Dynamic approach, revolutionary thinking, focus and never give up attitude made her Shine Winner2014

Between other award winners Kristina met a truly fantastic woman, Mrs Kate Anolue  - hailing from Nanka in Orumba South Local Government Area of Anambra State, who was elected Mayor of Enfield Borough in the United Kingdom. A widow and mother of four, the midwife-turned-lawyer and now eminent politician!

A Mayor of one of largest Londons boroughs, Kate is inspiring and totally dedicated to her community, especially women’s needs, education, healthcare, integration and adaptation in to life in Britain.

Kristina and Kate became good friends instantly and looking forward to join their forces together!

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Kristina attended a thrilling 2 days event - WOMEN'S GROWTH AND SUCCESS FORUM 2014, supported by Mayor of London in Intercontinental Hotel, London, United Kingdom.

June 2014

An exciting two days to celebrate women from Middle East and women working with Middle East in Creative and Business sectors.

Mrs Zainab Al Farhan Al Iman, Founder and Owner of this organization opened the Forum.

Middle East Royals, Princesses, Diplomats, Royal advisors, Political leaders, Professors, even genius Dr Manahel Thabet made speech for the  numerous audience on the first day. 

Women from all over Middle East and even Africa gathered together to discuss and progress in solving social and cultural role of Arab n women in business and economy.

Women entrepreneurs and leaders shared their experiences not only from the stage, but all day long. Many goals set, and many targets planned to achieve by the next year.

Luxury UK store Harrods and Harrods Estates invited us to finish the day in style with afternoon tea in Harrods and luxury shopping experience!!! That what we ladies like after all hard work!!!!

The second day we had the most amazing program from 11am to 11pm!!!!

Koonoz Fine art auction, Almas Jewellery Show and Ziryab Fashion Show with seated dinner of five Middle Easter designers from UAE, Morocco, Iraq.

Event was closed in style with Lord Mayors Greetings and salutation to all women in Forum and encourage to continue to build bridges between our countries.

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Yestrans - Export Talk with Kristina 

May 2014

Our new blog series, Export Talk, consists of brief interviews with successful exporters. We’ll be bringing you their thoughts on exporting and their tips for international trade.

First up is Kristina S Bobs of Svaja. Her glass and linen design business supplies luxury hotels, company headquarters and boutiques around the world.

What do you find the most difficult part of exporting?

The most difficult part of exporting is the ability to close deals – to receive a purchase order and down payment. My experience working in the Middle East is that there can be lots of promises, lots of sampling, even site visits – but in the end it only counts if you manage to close a deal. The process can last a number of years – be patient and keep a close eye!

What is your approach to cultural differences when you’re trading in different countries?

Personally, I’m very cosmopolitan and well travelled, so it’s easier for me to approach and work in culturally different areas. You can only go to different markets if you are prepared to accept cultural differences, to be flexible and to learn about markets of interest in advance.

What languages do you speak? Do you do business in all of them?

I am a native Lithuanian speaker, and I have full professional proficiency in English and Russian. I also have elementary French and Arabic and can understand and read Polish.

What would your advice be to someone just starting to export?

At first, ask expert advisers such as UKTI. Make sure your product is suitable for the market and try to do a few small transactions before a market visit. Be focussed, dedicated and patient. Visit the target market and learn a few words of the language spoken there – that will make an impression and show that you are serious about entering the market there! Personal relationships and preparation are the keys to success.

Read on the Yestrans website: http://yestrans.wordpress.com/2014/05/06/export-talk-kristina-s-bobs/ 

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