Tim Boote was inspired to set up Protein Rebel during his travels in Africa. Tim, who has an MPhil in wildlife management from the University of Pretoria, had his first taste of insects in 2010 – fried termites which he describes as a “delicious beer snack”. On being made redundant in March 2019, he decided to pursue the consumption of insects as a business idea.
La Difference Translation Services Ltd
English/French translation services to solicitors in the UK acting for French speaking clients are offered by La Difference Translation Services Ltd. The 12-year-old business is owned by Isabelle Sommeil-Hornby, who worked in the corporate world before deciding to set up a business specialising in something she enjoys doing for a living
Ollie and Fred
Ollie and Fred is an online and in-store retailer offering luxury scarves, faux fur purses and socks. The company is ran and owned by Katherine Kershaw who attended the Cheshire & Warrington Growth programme in Spring 2019. The company got off to a brilliant start gaining huge support from celebrities and influencers along with getting into well-established retail spaces.
Purple Banana Marketing
Purple Banana Marketing was set up by Sarah Edwards in January 2019. As a start-up company, Sarah was unsure of the direction she wanted her company to take
“Through going on the programme I have been able to crystallise what my business offer is, how I can be different in an already saturated market and who my ideal clients are.”