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

Jane Mullins

After a period of family illness and her own ill-health, which had left the whole family at a very low point financially, Jane wanted to start again and rebuild her career and her family’s circumstances. She had previously worked in dementia care and seen examples of bad practice, but also some …

Katie Davies

Katie has a great rapport and skill with dogs and her ambition was to be a dog groomer. She followed a basic course at college but realized whilst working in a dog grooming salon that this had not equipped her fully to be able to offer a good service to …

Ken Gerard

Ken was a successful self-employed plumber, tiler and kitchen fitter for a number of years, and then worked more or less all the time for one large company. A series of life events, including the breakdown of a relationship and then a serious illness of his mother caused him to plummet …

Borrower Story – Lisa Middle

Lisa and her husband live in PenyGraig near Tonypandy in the Rhondda Valley and had a “normal” family life with 4 children and her husband in a steady job, until their youngest son developed a brain tumour a few years ago. Spending weeks at his bedside whilst he battled with his …