Loughborough University
Leicestershire, UK
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Loughborough University

The Marketplace

Craftwise

Founder:

Mary Rose

Retail, Marketing and Management
Founded:
2005
Outline:

Mary started by selling handmade cards to family and friends before realising the demand for her products. Moving on to selling at events around the Midlands, Craftwise now sells through Two’s Company in Loughborough and Newark town centres. The company is looking to capture a larger market share in the coming months and is now developing a new range of cards with a musical theme where profits will be donated to Cancer Research UK in Memory of her Mother.

I've managed to put what I have learnt at university into practice- from marketing to negotiating. The aim from the beginning was to sell in shops so I am very proud of the achievements so far.