Wet Weather Makes Jack’s Cheques Rosy
Having studied law at the University of Glamorgan, Jack Passant moved to London in 2011 and began work as an Investment Broker. Being a regular attendee at summer festivals he came to appreciate that outdoor waterproofs were dull and unexciting and he discussed his thoughts with his sister Fleur, a recent graduate from the London School of Fashion. A dream team was now in place with a terrific idea; outdoor, waterproof clothing and products which change colour.
‘Our first goal’, says Jack,’ was to target the children’s market by introducing excitement and colour into children’s outdoor clothing. The most challenging aspect with starting the business was a limited budget and the unforeseen costs’.
For Jack and Fleur, the national Start-Up Loans initiative came along at the right time. Now based in eastern England, Jack’s application to Foundation East was approved and he was linked to mentor Nigel Best.
‘We are very passionate about the products we are producing. The loan is vital and will contribute towards stock purchase and development costs. It is fantastic to have an organisation such as Foundation East delivering the Start-Up Loans initiative. The company genuinely wants to help businesses. It is not just the money; the free professional business advice and mentoring gives every start-up a real advantage’.
The company Holly & Beau will be offering umbrellas, raincoats, swimwear and a new type of sleepover/camping bed. Eastern England has recently experienced the wettest year to date. This has been for most of us depressing and for some, disastrous. Jack and Fleur have turned adversity into opportunity.
Come and meet Jack who will speaking at the MP's Event at Dunston Hall next Friday. Richard Glinn ( FE Marketing & Membership Manager) also will be at this event.
Richard Glinn, Marketing and Membership Manager