Success Stories

We've already helped tens of thousands of individuals to start and grow their business. Read on for the full story on some of our most inspiring loan recipients: why they became their own boss, the challenges they faced and overcame along the way and how a Start Up Loan helped them to achieve their dreams.

Solo Coffee

Former baristas Theo Garcia, 24, and Alex Foss Sims, 29, met while working in a coffee shop in Gloucestershire. They started producing bottled,...
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Geotekk

Falling victim to bike theft led former Royal Marine Commando and Doctor of Medicine, Dr Matthew James Leach (33), to develop an innovative smart...
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Mama and Belle

At just 31, Suzy Olivier has been at the helm of not one but four businesses. Originally from Cape Town, South Africa, where her father was in the...
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BTS Concept Store

After the loss of her brother in 2011 Tracy McAllister began to question if she was living life to the full. Losing her job in 2013 gave her the...
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Baked In

Baked In was started by Joe who was later joined in the business by his brother Patrick. Their mission is to bring baking to the masses with an...
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Mommamakes

When Aimee began sewing clothes for her first born child, she didn’t envisage that it would turn into the company which Mommamakes is. She had...
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Pure L’amour

Heuritshi Pitra received a loan of £7000 from Start Up Loans to help fund her clothing business, Pure L’amour. The company first launched in August...
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Chilli Tuk Tuk

Discover Chilli Tuk Tuk, an Indian takeaway and delivery service based in North London with a difference. There are simple choices on the menu,...
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Unbxd

William Ferrieira and his business partner, William Niven started up their independent creative agency, Unbxd in September 2015. They focus on web...
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CorkYogis

Lara Sengupta is the founder and owner of CorkYogis, a right corker of a social enterprise. Situated just off the renowned Lordship Lane in East...
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