Read how we’ve helped get small business off the ground and launched into successful ventures with our collection of case studies below.

Ewelina Parlinska

Originally from Poland, Ewelina came to Wales 8 years ago to settle and make a better life for herself and her family. She is a hard worker and took any work she could in local factories and other businesses. Following a relationship breakdown 5 years ago, she carried on working …

Julie Hawkins

Julie approached Purple Shoots lending when she was based in Monmouth in 2018. She had already spent a number of difficult years trying to build her business alongside being a single parent, completing a law degree and working part-time in low paid roles.  Julie had a strong career history before becoming …

Laura Shannon Harding

Laura Shannon Harding’s fashion label brings festival culture to the fashion runway. The 21-year-old Leeds Arts University fashion graduate “always knew I wanted to start my own business” and launched her slow fashion brand, Laura Shannon, in late 2019. Her colourful, handmade designs are embellished with sequins and beads and …

ANDREW WALCOTT

Andrew (Drew) Walcott is the owner and managing director of a successful business based in Newport called SDR Progression. This is a physical therapy center working mainly with children and adults with cerebral palsy. Children with cerebral palsy can have SDR surgery which when followed by intensive and specialist physical …