Case Studies

Pitching it to the Community

Mark James and JNX productions:
A Music School in tune with the community

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Not Just a Talking Shop

A can do attitude made this business happen. 

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Art can be a business

Art for some can be a passion, for some it can also be a business. 

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Music to Our Ears

Hitting the right note in schools

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Turning a hobby into a business

A passion for gardening

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Self Help by Helping Others

Mum of two Lissie wanted to return to work but couldn’t find a full-time job.

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Sharon and Samantha Potter, Se Se's Hair and Beauty Salon

"Living the dream" Funding from Fredericks Gloucester has meant that this mother and daughter team can set up their hair and beauty salon.

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Gareths Green Vision

Turning a passion for the environment into a living

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Domestech Bliss

Darren was unable to find employed work and did not want to register unemployed and receive benefits so he decided to become a self-employed Plumbing & Heating engineer, working mainly on the Island.

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Cleaning up in Cornwall

Personal fulfillment and a legacy for his children

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Rebuilding a building business

Luke is Cornwall’s latest client, and was already offering a quality building and maintenance service which was entirely based on word of mouth when he approached Fredericks.

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New Fashion House

Using drive and determination, Ezim launches her new business. 

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2 Agents turn into One Agency

New estate agency in Hayle opens for business

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Taking the plunge

How Alex is helping herself by helping others

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The Boy, the Girl & the Dolphin

Creating new business from old

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Monica Franke, Clinic on the Green in Bletchingdon

Monica was rejected for a loan by HSBC in 2012 because she hadn’t been with them for long enough, she described her experience with Fredericks as “approachable, supportive and exciting”.

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Carissa and turning a new leaf

Carissa has been in business for three years having trained as a screen print designer.  Her passion for her product is summed up in her own words, “I Love Print, I love craft materials – I want to make this my business”.

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Online Home Furnishing Business Launched

Trinca-Ferro offers all those items needed for the special finishing touches to make a house really charming and well designed with products such as knobs, racks, mirrors, lamps, watering cans, plate racks and other general utilities.

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New Football publication

Fredericks London supports new football magazine. Michael Da Silva is a 28 year old reporter and freelance journalist working for BBC Sport Online, Euro sport and Southwark News.

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Cleaning Up in Gloucestershire

Fredericks Gloucestershire helps launch new laundry business and what it means to Praveena.

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Derek Brown, Road2Race

Swindon based Derek's love of motorcycles led to his business idea

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Sandra Whittaker, Chanlew Beauty Studios

Providing a range of Beauty treatments for men and women with the funding she received in December 2010.

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Sharon and Samantha Potter, Se Se's Hair and Beauty Salon

"Living the dream" Funding from Fredericks Gloucester has meant that this mother and daughter team can set up their hair and beauty salon.

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James Elliott, Aspiring Landscapes Ltd

Now providing for all your landscaping needs, from small repairs to full design and construction, after receiving a loan from Fredericks South East.

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Kelly Terranova, Anneli Dance

A £4000 loan in early 2009 allowed Kelly to buy her own liveried van and really get Anneli Dance on the road.

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Sky Gardens, Toddington, Cheltenham

A £20,000 loan to aid short-term cash-flow means Sky Gardens can continue to flourish.

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Peter Fitchett, Absolute Rubbish

Awarded a £2,600 loan in May 2010 Peter is making Swindon a tidier place.

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