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Inspiring Enterprising Graduates

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    Amy Allwright

    With the help of The Studio, the University’s bespoke business support programme for graduates, Amy’s launched an exclusive range of handmade, hand-printed textiles for the home.  Products range from mobile phone covers to pinnies. 

    Her products are not just for domestic goddesses – Richard Joseph, Loughborough alumni and cofounder of global brand JosephJoseph has a man pinny!

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    Babatunde Sobola

    Babatunde’s eco-friendly car washing service has proved such a hit that he’s also branched out into home cleaning.

    Growing up in Nigeria, Babatunde tended a plot of land where he grew vegetables and reared chickens and rabbits for friends and family.  The sense of purpose gained from knowing he could provide a service gave him the confidence and inspiration to run his own business.

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    Becky White

    Fitness fanatic Becky’s on a mission to get the nation happier and healthier!  She started her business in her final year at Loughborough and in just two years she’s built up a loyal base of personal clients, launched two fitness DVDs and broken a world record!

    Bags of energy. networking, and a tip-top social media campaign are the secrets to her success.

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    Claud Williams

    Claud’s come a long way since he started his first business venture with his lunch money.  He’s launched a collective of freelance photographers and video artists to offer creative marketing services.

    Claud’s lived frugally on cereal to buy state-of-the-art kit that he’s used to photograph a host of subjects from Grammy Award winning rappers to the stars of our enterprising graduates campaign!

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    James Lock

    James graduated from Loughborough with a first-class degree, a string of outstanding achievements in triathlon and the makings of a world-beating sports brand.

    Today, his range of triathlon wetsuits and accessories are worn by world champions and newcomers alike.  James celebrated the Olympic year by hitting £1M turnover and branching out into the global market.

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    Katy Widdowson

    Katy’s a shining example of how to put the love back into the High Street and turn a healthy profit!  She launched Bojangle Beads in Loughborough town centre at the start of the recession and business is booming. 

    She’s moved into successively larger premises,
    e-commerce and social media are buzzing and regular beading workshops ensure a loyal following of beading devotees.

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    Ross Kemp

    What started out as a final year degree project soon became an exciting new business venture for Ross.  He’s developing his lifesaving invention with the support of 
    The Studio, the University’s bespoke business support programme for graduates, whilst working as a product designer at Vax.

    He’s survived reality TV, been praised by Richard Branson and is on track for a product launch.

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    Toms Fudge

    TOMS Fudge – which started as a way of boosting a trio of students’ meagre coffers – has grown into a full-time business for Tom Mundy, Henry Banks and Tom Revill.

    The company has grown from a small bicycle delivery service for sweet-toothed students to a nationally recognised brand of wonderfully indulgent handmade fudge, created from a family recipe.

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