New markets/all case studies

An export success that is no simulation

From creating virtual shops and showrooms of the future, to interactive apps and 3D training tools, the use of computer games technology is now central to many business activities. And that's good news for Coventry-based Serious Games International, whose customers include Jaguar, Nissan and BAE Systems… Read more »

Growing a business, come rain or shine

It's a far cry from her former career as a gilts trader in the City, but Julia Hunter is making a splash with her innovative waterproof outdoor furnishings. Now her business Oily Rag is set to make huge strides in 2014 as a result of a… Read more »

Toddlebike’s big break

When Jo Hockley’s son saw Belgian toddlers happily cycling on brightly coloured plastic bikes, he wanted one. But when Jo went online to order it, she found that the bike couldn’t be sourced in the UK. She contacted the Czech manufacturer, negotiated exclusive distribution rights… Read more »

When small companies go to big school

Even the biggest enterprise can help small companies. An initiative in the construction industry has got most of the major players collaborating to educate the industry’s supply chain. Sustainability is of massive importance to the construction industry. Yet the major contractors can’t achieve it all… Read more »

Helping small companies to get retail-ready

Just having the chance to present your product to a top retail buyer can transform the fortunes of a small business. The PitchUp competition provides just such an opportunity. A partnership between John Lewis and StartUpBritain, PitchUp helps startups and small British-based companies get their… Read more »