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.

The Sewing Room

Jacqueline Moran, a mum and entrepreneur based in Wirral, used her Start Up Loan to set up The Sewing Room, which offers expert clothes fitting and...
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Meame

Meame is design performance fashion for both fashion conscious and discerning cyclists. Founders Megan Aylott and husband Stephen Azancot wanted to...
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Bow Wows at No. 7

After 14 years working at House of Fraser and 10 years at the Body Shop, Karen Hassan was made redundant in 2014. She was a dog lover and owned two...
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Kiwisumo Ltd

Enuvierhire Orere is a fashion entrepreneur who used her £5,000 Start Up Loan to bring her fashion line Kiwisumo Ltd to the market. Kiwisumo Ltd...
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Smartzer

Karoline Gross always wanted to do her own thing and Start Up Loans helped her do just that. She attended medical school, going on to study fashion...
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City Pantry

Stuart Sunderland started his business City Pantry with a friend, a service delivering street food to businesses, with the help of a £10,000 Start...
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Utta Nutta

Katie Sargent has always been a massive peanut butter fan, but objected to the use of palm oil in traditional recipes. Palm tree plantations have a...
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Monks & Co

With years of experience in the menswear fashion industry Amy decided that it was time to fulfil her ambition and set up her own clothing business....
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Cherry Tree Nursery

Roger and Angela Jennett have fulfilled their ambition of opening a friendly family-run day nursery in the heart of Lincoln. The couple bring more...
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