Case Studies

We've been speaking to some of London's growing businesses to understand what has helped them succeed.

SLE

SLE is a family business that manufactures medical equipment, specialising in neo-natal ventilators. Managing Director Bernard Nelligan, whose father founded the business, told us how the company has benefited from being based in London through more than 60 years of business.   ‘London is a very good environment to start, grow and develop a business.’ […]

Voxpopme

The people behind Voxpopme, a platform for consumers to voice their opinion, tell us about the challenges they faced when growing their business. CEO and Founder of Voxpopme, Dave Carruthers says that London is the optimum place for a start-up business purely down to the fact that the opportunities are endless. The vast business community […]

King Apparel

Wanting to create a clothing brand that reflected their own lifestyle and culture, former professional snowboarder/skateboarder Tim Hoad and graphic designer Paul Linton created King Apparel in 2003, a London based streetwear brand. Back in 2015 we had a chat with CEO Tim Hoad to find out more about his journey in creating a successful […]

Arcola

The people behind Arcola talk about how the support available for small businesses in London helped them to grow their theatre and diversify into a low carbon energy solution business     Arcola began by building an innovative energy efficient theatre space. However, once their theatre continued to grow they realised their methods of having […]

Brompton

Since Andrew Richie’s first design concept in 1975 Brompton has gone from strength to strength in the bicycle manufacturing industry and has become one of the sector’s most iconic products, not just in London but worldwide. We met their CEO, Will Butler-Adams, for a chat at their new factory in Greenford, west London.     […]

Conscious Vibes

Angela Small, Founder & Director of Conscious Vibes, a non-profit Community Interest Company (CIC), talks to us about the business support she received through the National Black Women’s Network and the 639 Enterprise Centre in Tottenham.     Angela Small had always wanted to set up her own business but initially lacked the confidence to […]

House of Greenland

Agathe Cury and Martin de Fleurian set up House of Greenland, a creative video agency, from their living room in early 2015. For the first few months, full timers and freelancers had to come to their place to work, which made the sofas quite crowded. Since then, they have moved to a rented office, employ […]

Grub Club

We last met Grub Club when they featured in the Growth Hub success story videos in 2015. At that point, they were based in a co-working space in King’s Cross, and had recently run a successful crowdfunding campaign. We revisited them over a year later at their new office in the Collective Temperance Hospital to […]

Camden Collective

  “What Collective offers is a roof over your head, free WiFi, and the ability to get on with it.”   Camden Collective is a regeneration project offering subsidised workspace to creative start-ups and training academies. The company evolves as new workspaces become available, and existing spaces are repurposed, but they have a keen following […]

Bolter Design

Graphic designer Laline Hay and architect Alice Taylor set up Bolter Design in September 2015. Before starting the business, Laline had spent a number of years working as a freelance graphic designer steadily building a client base, while Alice built her experience working full time in architecture studios. In joining forces, they have been able […]