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Home-grown handbags – the story of Hayley Hanson’s leather goods business
Hayley Hanson's British leather goods
The determination to source sustainable British leather and create beautiful accessories and furniture ‘off the farm’ was the main driving force behind Hayley Hanson starting her business in 2011. Having grown up among a farming family and married a beef farmer, it was the process of wanting …
Industry experience leads to successful home-based business
Setting up as a Virtual Assisant
Having worked in several industries in various roles, the exposure and knowledge gained during these years has allowed Sarah Liddle to set up her own virtual assistant (VA) business, The Lady in the Shed, from her smallholding on the Staffordshire-Derbyshire border. Having worked all her lif…
Lambing to kidding – Is it feasible?
Interested in starting a business with goats? Read on...
An inquisitive mind and a noticeable growing demand for the end-product led Chris Dickinson to start his own goat meat business from the mixed family farm in Penrith, Cumbria. Having grown up with goats at home, it was no surprise to his family that on his return to the farm after working for…
On-farm specialist Pilates studio open for business
Founder of The Farm Studio Liz Carlyle
A working organic farm, in the heart of the Worcestershire countryside, has seen Liz Carlyle pursue her ambition of establishing her own specialist Pilates and treatment studio. Home to Liz’s family for nearly 100 years, Phepson Farm is no stranger to diversification, with a series of success…
Organic business succeeds with flexible mindset
Hear the story of Maddocks Farm Organics
The desire to start an organic business drove Jan Billington to move her young family from London to South West England in 2002. But needless to say, what they were going to do when they got there and how they were going to make it work were unknown factors at the time. However, their flexible a…
Quickfire questions with Charles Gulland
Business advice from the founder of Wigwam® Holidays
Founder of the UK’s leading glamping franchise business, Charles Gulland, explains what it’s like juggling family life with owning and running the successful business Wigwam® Holidays. What are your strengths and personal attributes? Being single-minded and giving attention to detail. Do y…
Quickfire questions with founder of The Great British Porridge Company
Business tips from Jacqueline Barleycorn
Jacqueline Barleycorn founded The Great British Porridge Company in December 2017 after realising a gap in the market for natural, instant porridge. Here she gives us her top business tips and words of wisdom learnt on her business journey so far. What would be your one piece of advice when i…
Quickfire questions with Liz Carlyle
The Farm Studio
The Farm Studio opened in May 2017. We asked owner of the specialist Pilates and soft tissue therapy unit, Liz Carlyle, some quickfire questions about her and the business. What do you believe to be the most important personal attributes of being a business owner? It’s really important to love…
Quickfire questions with Maddocks Farm Organics
Business advice from Jan Billington
Founder of the British edible flower business, Jan Billington, gives us her advice and tips on what it’s like to be a rural business owner. What does it take to be a successful business owner? You need to be adaptable. You also need to be aware of what you can and can’t control. In our ca…
Research project to model franchise business
The story of a growing franchise business
What started as a research project at college has turned into a market leading glamping franchise business, which sees thousands of holidaymakers visit Wigwam® Holiday sites each year. After escaping a career in accountancy, Charles Gulland, managing director of Wigwam® Holidays, trained as a…
Staying one step ahead of the competition
Hear from the first family to bring cold pressed rapeseed oil to the market
When the Fairs family bottled their first batch of cold pressed rapeseed oil in 2004 they never envisaged that over a decade later they would be producing 520,000 litres and hillfarm oils would be a growing household name. We hear from marketing assistant, Sophie Lawson, on how the business h…
Taking dairy produce to the next level
The story of a diversified dairy farm
With fluctuating milk prices resulting in uncertain returns for many dairy farmers, July 2017 saw Jack Martin launch a new business, Tom Parker Creamery, to help spread risk and improve financial return. Jack’s ‘can do’ attitude and self-motivation means that the business he has developed, co…
The proof is in the eating
Read how Jacqueline Barleycorn has turned a healthy eating challenge into a booming business
For Jacqueline Barleycorn, embracing the usual pastimes of retirement wasn’t something she wanted to confine herself to. Instead, she embarked on a new business venture, navigating the world of healthy breakfast options with the birth of The Great British Porridge Company. “You could say I wa…
Welsh biomass business booming
Starting a business in the renewables sector
Being in the right place at the right time, has contributed to the success of Pembrokeshire BioEnergy, however there is no denying that Paul and Emma Ratcliffe have worked hard and spotted opportunities to get to where they are today. The couple were farming beef, sheep and arable, alongside …
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