Case Studies

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

   

One Dear World

  “My advice for anyone starting their own business is to do their own research.”  – Winnie Mak, co-founder of multi-cultural ragdoll company, One Dear World.     Living in London, Hong Kong-born Winnie and her French-Greek husband, Rafael found inspiration for their company through their young son.   While at a playgroup session, Winnie […]

Mimica

  “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 […]

Grub Club

We last met Grub Club when they featured in the Growth Hub success story videos in 2015. At that point, they were based in a co-working space in King’s Cross, and had recently run a successful crowdfunding campaign. We revisited them over a year later at their new office in the Collective Temperance Hospital to […]

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 […]

Brompton

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.     […]