Accelerate/case studies

A good case for tax relief

It has become a familiar sight around the world’s airports and railway stations - excited children wheeling or riding colourful, characterful suitcases.  The success of Rob Law’s Trunki is one of the great stories of  how innovative design and branding has created a new market. And while… Read more »

Maurice Sedwell: tailored for success
Andrew Ramroop, owner of Maurice Sedwell

Andrew Ramroop arrived in UK from Trinidad in 1970 with a burning ambition of becoming a Savile Row tailor. He worked ferociously hard to fulfil that dream. Today, he owns and runs Maurice Sedwell on 19 Savile Row, making bespoke suits for customers around the… Read more »

Yoomi: the baby product that keeps on growing

It’s been called part of the future of babycare, and lauded for its inventiveness. Tired parents probably just call it a blessed relief. Yoomi makes innovative feeding bottles for babies. At the press of a button, a patented unit built into each bottle warms cold… Read more »

SMT’s faster circuit to growth

In 2000, Phil Rowley was faced with a problem. He couldn’t source the type of electrical assembly work that he required from within the UK. So he started a business to do it himself. Since then, SMT Developments has grown into a 32-employee, £3m business… Read more »

Exporting is kids’ play for Playdale

Children in Seoul and Singapore don't know it, but they can thank a family-owned business in the Lake District for their fun. Playdale Playgrounds, which is based in Ulverston, has been making playground equipment for 35 years - and is a modern export success. Yet its focus on exporting only… Read more »