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HAIR AND BEAUTY

THAMESMEAD
Carmina set up her a hair and beauty business operating in Greenwich and Bexley that brings the luxury of the salon to the comfort of the home....

Cookie Maker

MAIDENHEAD
Natalie and Junior run Jerk Town, a Caribbean Jerk catering company offering outside and indoor catering. You can also find them on Maidenhead market 3 days a week. ...

Cookie Maker

MAIDENHEAD
Debbie's company The Funky Cookie Company bake Sugar Cookies to their own super tasty recipe and hand decorate them using royal icing to create personalised and special occasion cookies. They also offer Birthday Parties & Corporate Workshops....

GOURMET DUMPLINGS

WOKING
Joanne Liu is originally from Taiwan.  Her passion is food and cooking and after having her daughter she realised that cooking should be her career....

Homecooked Meals

WOKING
Melissa is a self-taught cook with no professional training but she felt a strong calling to provide a service to the community which lead to the launch of her business, in January 2017....

Chocolatier

HAMPSHIRE (DELIVERS NATIONALLY)
Jamie is an award winning chocolatier, who is supplying prestigious hotels, as well as regular customers with his fine chocolates, all hand crafted using traditional methods and cocoa beans from a single farm Jamie knows well, producing exquisite chocolates. ...

Make Up Artist

MAIDENHEAD
Oksana is a freelance makeup artist & hair stylist, who attended Strive in 2013 and launched her business in 2015 after some further industry training. She offers a unique blend of hair, beauty & make-up services and really enjoys creating looks for a...

Badge Makers

LONDON
A.B. Enterprises is a hardworking and fast paced badge making company. Christopher started the business from a London hostel but has already grown to take on partners and provide 1,000s of branded button badges for dozens of companies and events....

Plumber

EMPLOYED IN LONDON
Mussie had to flee Eritrea after being jailed for his Catholic beliefs. He is now Gas Safe and NVQ level 3 qualified and is a working as a popular freelance plumber....

POP-UP RESTAURANT

LONDON & SURROUNDING AREAS
Fusion Food is far more than just a modern fine catering service...

Photographer

BERKSHIRE
Golden Light is Dorota Kunicka’s fantastic new photography company. Dorota specialises in natural light photography and has a real talent for capturing people’s best sides in her photographs....

Patisserie

WEST LONDON

More recently, Paula has taken on the incredible challenge of our pop-up café in Creed Lane and is creating a scrumptious menu for office workers in the city. Paula’s family are totally behind her new venture and everyone has pitched in to make...

Gymnastics Club

MAIDENHEAD
Rachael launched Core Gymnastics Club in Cox Green in November 2013, and the club has been going from strength to strength ever since. ...

Organic Dog Food

LONDON
Sauro’s novel business offers a wide range of organic dog delicacies, including biscuits, dog-treats and more elaborate dog friendly cakes for your dog’s birthday....

Milliner

UK - LONDON BASED
McFayden Millinery hats have already been been worn at exclusive A-list events and major TV occasions such as the Brit-Awards....

Dog Groomer

MAIDENHEAD
Nicole started the Strive programme in 2013, knowing she had the skills to become a groomer but wasn't so sure on the business side. Just three years later, she opened her own dog grooming shop in Maidenhead and has started employing staff. ...

Cleaning Services

LONDON
Leovanda’s company Maid Direct offers both contract cleaning for offices and communal sites, and domestic cleaning services. ...

Fashion

UK; LONDON BASED
Jamila Designs offers a whole range of wonderfully vibrant and charismatic knitwear that show the passion and love for wool of their designer....

Traditional Sweets

EAST LONDON
Nikki’s Business, Sweet Education offers customers a blast from the past in the form of sweets from your childhood. ...

Serial Entrepreneur

LONDON
Sky was on the first course Paul and Richard ever ran, and has proved himself to have a flair for entrepreneurship....