New markets/all case studies

Exclusive Leisure: making a winning pitch to councils

Leicester-based Exclusive Leisure specialises in the supply and installation of cricket, golf and leisure facilities, as well as low-profile floodlighting systems for tennis and multi-use games areas. It may be a small company – having just 13 employees − but when it comes to public tenders,… Read more »

GBUK: healthy partnerships with NHS Trusts

GBUK is a privately-owned British medical devices manufacturing and distribution group which supplies a range of products to hospitals both in the UK and abroad. Every day more than 110,000 of GBUK’s products are used in patient care. One of the company’s key customers is the… Read more »

Illustrious Homes: growing by contracting

Illustrious Homes is a Camden-based building contractor which works on construction projects for clients in social housing, commercial construction and private residential building. Camden Council is one of Illustrious Homes’ newest clients, which will help the company to achieve further growth over the coming years.… Read more »

Acorn Dairy: organic growth from council business

Winning public sector contracts has helped Acorn Dairy win more business and grow the company. Established in 2000 in Darlington by a dairy farming family, as a means to retail organic milk directly to the consumer. In 2004, the family-run dairy business spotted a contract opportunity to… Read more »

The rise of the home business

You don’t have to look too hard to find stories of great British businesses that started life from home. Shaun Pulfrey started Tangle Teezer from his two-bedroom flat, packing the first of his globally successful hairbrushes in the kitchen with his mum. Andrew Ritchie created… Read more »