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Plumbing new heights

In 2011 Hamish Erskine decided to change career. After 14 years as a maths teacher, he decided to become a plumber. He invested in training courses and bought a van and all the necessary tools. And, as soon as he qualified, he set his mind to… Read more »

Meet a Mentor events for female entrepreneurs

Additional mentoring support for potential and existing female entrepreneurs Female business owners across the country will benefit from additional mentoring support, Women and Equalities Minister Jo Swinson announced £150,000 to fund ‘Meet a Mentor’ events which will link up female-led businesses, at both the start-up… Read more »

Winning in the heat of global competition

When the two fathers of Chris Emes and Andrew Riley handed over the reins of their Black Country engineering company in the late 1980s, they may not have predicted that the two sons would make Mechatherm into one of the UK’s most successful, medium-sized exporters.… Read more »

Pact Coffee: the flavour of success

It started as a thought in a kitchen over a cup of coffee - that people might be interested in buying superlative coffee online. Within 72 hours of the idea, Stephen Rapoport had sold his first bag of Pact Coffee through a fully-functioning website. It… Read more »

Protected: Partners Toolkit

This area is in development, for now please download our partner toolkit and don't forget to share your successes and best practice with us by emailing   Download the toolkit Read more »