Grow/case studies

Tell it as it is: the value of a mentor
Joanna Abeyiie, Managing Director of Shine Media

Joanna Abeyie started Shine Media when she was 21. She already had a full-time career as a journalist but she was determined to create more opportunities in the media industry for people who, like herself, didn’t have the connections, resources or support to help them… Read more »

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 »

The proof is in the dough

The Northern Dough Company started out making pizzas at their kitchen table three years ago. Now their “make your own pizza” products can be found on the shelves of Waitrose. The Lancashire-based company is the brainchild of husband and wife team Chris and Amy Cheadle.… 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 »