Case Studies


Graham Billcliffe, Horizon Mobility Ltd, Cheltenham

Graham Billcliffe has been a provider of specialist mobility equipment in the UK since the early 90s. His business, Horizon Mobility, began its life building and supplying mobility scooters within the UK. More recently Horizon moved into renting out mobility equipment including Hospital beds, hoists and specialist power chairs, which has earned them lucrative contracts with insurance companies, care homes, private individuals and the NHS...

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Ian Nicholson, Responsible Solutions, environmental and sustainability consultancy, Loughborough

Ian Nicholson founded Responsible Solutions just over 11 years ago. The company advises businesses on environmental and corporate social responsibility, and has contracts with many of the UK’s biggest construction and manufacturing companies. Ian launched Responsible Solutions using personal assets and over 10 years has managed with no external funding, but as the business started to grow more rapidly he realised he needed to raise additional finance...

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Steve Latham, property investor and letting specialist, Liverpool

Steve Latham is a property professional based in Liverpool. He has been working in the area since 1995, starting his career as a property renovator before setting up his own investment business 10 years ago. As well as his property investment business, Steve is the managing director of the Liverpool-based lettings agency, Concentric Lettings. Steve’s business model involves investing in properties, before using the other arms of his business to renovate and let them out...

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Scott Darling, Partnership of Care, South Wales

Husband and wife team, Scott and Janine Darling, established Partnership of Care in 2003. The business offers domiciliary care, supported living and daytime opportunity services for clients with special needs in South Wales. Partnership of Care runs its services from a number of properties that have been specially adapted to meet the needs of its clients. Last year, following increased demand for their daytime opportunity service, Scott and Janine decided...

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Whitely International Transport, Stockport

Ben Whitley has worked in the haulage industry for 13 years. He started his career as an HGV driver, transporting everything from fresh meat to pharmaceutical equipment across the UK and Europe. Over the years, Ben built up strong business relationships and one day he was approached by a company to carry out a large international haulage order of his own. Ben set up his own business, and in 2013 Whitley International Transport was born...

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