Hobnobbing with Joanne Hunter from Grasmere Gingerbread
Hobnobbing with Joanne Hunter from Grasmere Gingerbread

So, how did the idea for Grasmere Gingerbread come about? The Victorian Tourists were coming to the Lake Districts to see what had inspired great writers and artists and to visit the grave of the poet William Wordsworth, once alighting from their ‘four-in-hand’ coaches at the coaching inn –The Rothay

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Hobnobbing with Sabrina Palme from Gartenzwerg
Hobnobbing with Sabrina Palme from Gartenzwerg

So, what does Gartenzwerg do? The three main reasons why people don’t grow their own food is lack of space, lack of time and lack of knowledge. Yet, many people love to eat fresh food but they fail terribly to even just keep their basil plant alive. Gartenzwerg which is

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Hobnobbing with Elisabeth Och of Hay Hampers

How did the idea for the business come about? In the early 80s we were a husband and wife wine retailer with a small shop serving the Midlands with fine wines that we sourced from vineyards around Europe. From there a seed started that the only thing that makes wine

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Hobnobbing with Derek Moore, CEO and Co-Founder of Coffee & TV

Coffee & TV is an independently owned post production facility, operating in the UK and internationally. Since the company was set up in 2012, it has become a profitable, award-winning creative company with a diverse client-base and excellent portfolio of high-end commercials, broadcast design work and music promos. Coffee &

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Hobnobbing with Amy McManus, founder of AM Marketing

AM Marketing is a full-service marketing agency based in Canterbury, Kent. Founded by Managing Director Amy McManus in September 2013, AM Marketing specialise in digital marketing services, web, video and brand identity. They are a Google Partner agency and were selected for the Google Elevator programme in 2017, which picks

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Hobnobbing with Jamie McInnes from Agritech
Hobnobbing with Jamie McInnes from Agritech

So, what does Hectare Agritech do? Hectare focusses on eliminating current inefficiencies in farming supply chains. It is the parent company of SellMyLivestock, Graindex and FarmPay. SML is an internet marketplace for trading cattle, sheep and pigs, and Graindex is a trading platform for combinable crops. Think Gumtree but for agriculture. FarmPay

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Hobnobbing with Paul Blore, Managing Director of Netmetix

How did the idea for the business come about? Our cloud business was an evolution of the conventional IT infrastructure business that we’d be doing up to that point. However, we recognised very early on both the threat and the opportunity that cloud computing presented. The threat was that if

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Hobnobbing with Surlender Pendress, co-founder of Write Size

How did the idea for the business come about? My business partner Ross was watching his young child, aged 4 years old, doing his first homework holding a regular pencil and noticed how much he was struggling to grip and control the pencil  – he realized it was simply too

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Hobnobbing with Bonita Poole, founder of Nabu

How did the idea for the business come about? I had a party coming up and I had an image in my head for an Alice In Wonderland necklace. So, after searching and searching I ended up making one myself! I went to the party and everyone asked where I

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Hobnobbing with Simon O'Rourke Tree Carving

How did the idea for the business come about? I was an illustration graduate in need of work, and found myself taking up tree surgery… all it took was seeing somebody carving with a chainsaw! When was the company first established? I became a sole trader in 2005, and turned

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Hobnobbing with Matt Fox from Snaptrip
Hobnobbing with Matt Fox from Snaptrip

So, what does Snaptrip do? We provide exclusive discounts on last-minute self-catered holidays in the UK, sometimes up to 60%. We’re proud to say that since 2014 we have helped more than 100,000 people find a last minute rental and saved them a combined total of almost £1 million in

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Hobnobbing with Alex Templeton from Qure

So, what do Qure do? Qure is the easy-to-use app that delivers a doctor to your door within 2 hours. Qure offers an affordable solution at those times of pressure, when you or your children need to be seen immediately by a doctor, but you can’t face the hours waiting

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