Case Studies

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



  “One of the main benefits of going to as many events as possible is the amazing people that you meet. I think it’s only positive things that can come from broadening your network.” – Solveiga Pakštaitė – Founder of Mimica     Since winning the Mayor’s Entrepreneur Awards in 2015, Mimica has come very far. […]

Chit, Chaat, Chai

  “If I knew what I know now, I feel like things would have been a lot easier. With the knowledge platforms that are out there, like the Growth Hub website, for example, if I’d known about that four years ago, I feel like my route to starting my business would have been a lot […]


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.’ […]

Alex Monroe Ltd

  “Ignore exporting at your peril” … the wise words of Alex Monroe, founder and CEO of London based business – Alex Monroe Ltd.     Taking inspiration from the blooming Suffolk countryside, Alex crafted his first piece in 1987, since then the business has blossomed into a thriving enterprise employing over 50 skilled individuals […]


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.     […]

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 […]