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Dreams Come True Parties

Hannah Ballinger from Gloucestershire used a £5,000 Start Up Loan, provided through BizBritain, to found Dreams Come True Parties. Hannah dresses up as one of seven well known princesses to bring a touch of magic and sparkle to any children’s event across Gloucestershire and Herefordshire.

She said:

“Without the money from the Start Up Loan I wouldn’t be where I am now. To think I’ve started my own business is incredible, really. Over the past few years, I’ve struggled with my mental health and looking back to see how far I’ve come has definitely boosted my confidence.


I was the most girly girl growing up, so this is just the best job for me. I’ve always been the sort of person who’s had big dreams, which sounds cheesy, but it’s true. It’s like bringing Disneyland to life every time you walk in the room and the kids see me for the first time. It’s amazing. I would encourage any young person out there with similar struggles to me to do what makes you happy – don’t let anything hold you back.

Published on 27 February 2024

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