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Success stories

Gain inspiration for your small business from our featured success stories from growth enterprise professionals. This section offers practical help and advice from UK entrepreneurs and small business owners who share their stories and business success tips across a wide range of sectors and markets.

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Meet the startup: Mike Radley, Nibble

Micro-influencers can significantly increase your restaurant or café’s presence, but more importantly influence the buying decision of customers. But how do you find the right ones?

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Meet the startup: Matthew Vamplew, Paranimo

Mental health challenges cost the UK economy nearly £118bn annually, Paranimo aims to democratise workplace access to the right mental health support to create psychologically healthy cultures.

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Winning the Start-Up Series – Mathew Norbury, FC Labs

Wearable brain imaging technology tells you when your alertness is dropping and it’s time to take a break. Think of it as PPE for mental performance

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Winning the Start-Up Series – Henry Acevedo, Fox Robotics

Nearly a quarter of the time spent fruit picking is trundling produce back and forth to collection points. Fox Robotics uses robots to help workers spend their time more productively

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What winning The Start-Up Series meant for me – Zaffrin O’Sullivan, Five Dot Botanics

Zaffrin O’Sullivan wondered why so many makeup brands listed impenetrable artificial ingredients. Her answer was to create sustainable eco brand Five Dot Botanics.

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What winning The Start-Up Series meant for me – Shane Lowe, Vitrue

Vitrue Health uses the camera technology developed for Hollywood blockbusters to help sports stars recover from injuries

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What winning The Start-Up Series meant for me – Ed Bird, Bird Eyewear

Ed Bird wanted to create a sustainable fashion eyewear business with a social conscience. Entering The Start-Up Series competition helped him hone his vision

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What winning The Start-Up Series meant for me – Shane Lowe, Vitrue

Vitrue Health uses the camera technology developed for Hollywood blockbusters to help sports stars recover from injuries

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What winning The Start-Up Series meant for me – Ed Bird, Bird Eyewear

Ed Bird wanted to create a sustainable fashion eyewear business with a social conscience. Entering The Start-Up Series competition helped him hone his vision

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What winning The Start-Up Series meant for me – Les Dawson, Uniblock

Les Dawson was facing an uphill battle trying to change the minds of Britain’s conservative housebuilders with his Uniblock building system. Until The Start-Up Series gave him the investment – and validation – he needed

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What winning The Start-Up Series meant for me – Andy Roberts, Weekly10

Andy Roberts didn't know he'd launch an employee engagement platform when he began his career in financial services. He tells us how The Start-Up Series benefitted the business .

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What winning The Start-Up Series meant for me – Nick James, Bedfolk

Nick and Jo James, co-founders of online bedding company Bedfolk, sold their flat to fund their online bedding business. Here Nick talks about what difference winning the Start-Up Series has made and why getting into bed with Worth Capital was so important

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Sara Davies of Dragons’ Den 7 tips for small business

Sara Davies, the latest investor on Dragons’ Den, began her company aged 21 while still at university. Today, Crafter’s Companion has become a £35m business. Sara shares 7 tips for other entrepreneurs setting out on their own

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