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.
This week Linda meets City Hypnosis, a hypnotherapy practice operating seven days a week, and even offering treatments by Skype worldwide for stressed out professionals, people wanting to quit smoking or drinking, or combat weight problems, gambling addictions and other features of modern life. Linda Lewis meets the director Aaron Surtees who says it's all about 'reprogramming the mind' and he's built a very successful business doing so.
Linda learns the fascinating story of Efoldi, finalist at Voom 2016 this summer, a fold up electric scooter for less able people. It was invented by a woman engineer from Redhill in Surrey, Sumi Wang, and her father. They're just about to go into mass production and the first units go on sale at the end of October.
This week Linda meets the company bringing live music to rooftops, gardens and offices. Little Concert is an online global music marketplace where musicians can sign up to showcase their acts, and music lovers and venues can book artists for parties and events.
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.