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EZ Hampers

After a career in social work and nursing, Lisa wanted to have a positive impact on her community and the environment.

As a result, she founded EZ Hampers – a sustainable gift company which sources sustainable products solely from positive impact businesses.

Products include crisps in 100% compostable wrappers, and eco-conscious sugarcane bath products.

Lisa previously ran EZ Hampers from an old chapel, but because the business wasn’t front of face in the community, it wasn’t experiencing much footfall.

Lisa applied for a Start Up Loan via GC Business Finance to get new business premises and is now based canal-side in Altrincham, where passers-by can visit the shop to buy individual products or make hampers.

Lisa is working with students from Manchester Met to improve her marketing strategy to support business growth.

She also plans to employ underrepresented people from the local community and hopes to host networking sessions for underrepresented groups, promoting diversity and encouraging businesses to hire a more representative workforce.

Commenting on the success of EZ Hampers, Lisa said:

“Most of my adult life was spent working in caring roles, but I realised I wanted to do more for people and the planet. I had the idea to set up EZ Hampers, so I could support local, sustainable businesses, whilst encouraging others to shop more sustainably at the same time. I noticed people were really receptive to the products we had on offer, and so I applied for a Start Up Loan through their partner GC Business Finance to support our move to a bigger location.

“We’ve been able to expand our offering as a result, with customers able to buy our hampers online, or come into the shop and purchase products individually. My dream is to grow the team, encouraging underrepresented groups to apply. I look forward to continuing growing the business and having a positive impact on my community.”

Published on 12 March 2024

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