New markets/all case studies

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 »

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 »

The Briggs brothers’ flying start to car making

Liverpool has been one of the fastest growing cities in the UK over the last ten years, so perhaps it's not surprising that one of the world's fastest cars is now accelerating out of the blocks from Merseyside. BAC, or Briggs Automotive Company to give its full name,… Read more »

The billion-part maker with new markets ahead

In the centre of Birmingham, there’s a family-owned, 152-year-old company that makes and ships around four million components every week to China. And every morning, you can thank that company for your cup of tea. Because in the majority of domestic kettles in the world,… Read more »