Linda meets the team at GapCap, an easy, fast and flexible cashflow solution, facilitating growth for SMEs, by providing capital to fund the gap between what companies are selling and the day the money arrives in the bank
Linda meets the self-sustaining Sun Rockers – all aged 50+ - of an unusual retirement community in Lanzarote in the Canary Islands. Sun Park’s been running for 5 years and its residents run everything there themselves – the shop, the bar and the entertainment.
Linda visits Charlie HR, an online HR platform which launched earlier this year, aiming to take the pain out of people administration. The company has already signed up over 2,000 companies to use its services. Linda chats to COO Ben Gateley about its free software tool, and the firm’s plans for the future.
Linda meets the team at LimitEar, A UK company which makes equipment to protect headphone and earpiece wearers from lasting damage and hearing loss. With more and more people using headphones on the move, they’ve developed a smartphone app called HearAngel that monitors how you listen and alerts you to overexposure.
Linda visits Beauty Boulevard, a company based in Lincoln. Paula Short and Rachel De Caux started off by setting up their own beauty salon. A few years later they decided to look for new products to sell, and found Glitter Lips, which are now stocked in more than 500 shops around the country.
Linda meets the 68 year old former management trainer Tricia Cusden who set up a business selling make up for older women. It's now turning over £1.4 million in just three years and exporting to 28 countries.
eSolidar is an online, global market place that allows charities to raise funds and awareness through sales and auctions. Described as one of the most outstanding digital initiatives for social good, the company has been growing rapidly and is now looking to the UK for expansion. Linda Lewis went along to their UK headquarters in London to find out how they work. First Broadcast: 10/07/16