Case Studies

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

A First Loan for South Yorkshire Sarah Beaumont – Sarah Beaumont Inspires: Introducing Sarah Beaumont Inspires, our first loan recipient since we began operations in South Yorkshire. Sarah and Purple Shoots were put in touch with one another by Doncaster Chamber of Commerce after Sarah approached them in search of funding for her …
Richard Cummings - Lulu & Nova     As commonly seen at Purple Shoots, Richard had a matrimonial split that resulted in him becoming a single parent & stay at home Dad. Years later he was keen to set up a new business but needed finance to get it started.  With no other …
Rhian Joshua - RJ Fitness When Rhian’s partner left her alone with her little boy, he left her struggling financially and sinking down into depression. She struggled to cope, resorting sometimes to heavy drinking and eventually becoming dependent on anti-depressants, which she said turned her into a zombie, with no drive …
"Keep on Carrying On" Laura Evans - Sew Smocking Lush Laura has suffered with her health, which has seen her struggle through her chaotic life with undiagnosed bipolar, and as she says her life was a “shambles!”. Getting the right treatment and help has seen her recover and become able to …