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.

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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Hopps & Woolf

Hopps and Woolf was founded by friends Alex Hoppenbrouwers and Tom Woolf. The Bristol graduates had always been interested in enterprise. In fact...
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Brighton sisters, Amy and Ruth Anslow, founded their independent supermarket, hiSbe, with the help of Start Up Loans. hiSbe stands for “how it...
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Atomica Gallery

Orla Bennett along with her co-founder Holly Lander, launched Atomica Gallery in 2012 as a pop-up in Shoreditch, East London. Following its success,...
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Sarah Hilleary has always been motivated by the personal rewards of being her own boss, and this lead her to start gluten free snack company Birubi...
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With Kupkase it’s personal. They’re not just a pretty cake. KupKase, specialising in bespoke and beautiful cupcakes and wedding cakes,...
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