Finance/all case studies

Graham & Brown’s long-term roll-out strategy

It’s a story that would astonish - and delight - Harold Graham and Henry Brown. In 1946, the two men started to make wallpaper in Blackburn to satisfy the home decoration market in the post-war housing boom. Today, three of their grandsons still lead the… Read more »

Grub Club: growing the sharing economy

It’s a simple but brilliant idea. People love eating out together. Chefs want to reach new customers and promote their skills. A city such as London has innumerable unusual locations that can be used as dining venues. Enter Grub Club, a web platform designed to… Read more »

Great apes and great apprenticeships

Set in the rolling Leicestershire countryside is a 52 year old, 200-employee business. It’s a world leader in conservation and a prolific deliverer of education. Every year, through its formal primary and secondary education programmes which are aligned with the national curriculum, 33,000 children visit… Read more »

Snap Fashion: the picture of growth

From the cat-walk to your coat-hanger, the way in which we find and buy clothes is changing. And a young, innovative company in London is at the centre of this revolution. Snap Fashion is a visual search engine. See an item of clothing you like,… 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 »