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The Start-up Loans Scheme makes starting a food business even easier

Personal, unsecured loans for new business




Bright Ideas TrustThe Bright Ideas Trust charity, founded by the first winner of The Apprentice, Tim Campbell, helps young people start successful businesses.

If you're in the early stages of starting your business and are aged 18-30 years (upper age limit soon to be increased as at Aug 2013) then you could be eligible for a start-up loan.

You can borrow from £1,000 (the average being £7,000), repayable from 1 to 7 years for any business ideas and to cover virtually all start-up costs.  Call today to speak to Olga Astaniotis on 020 7939 7764. Our support is FREE to all applicants!

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NPD partnerships can be a powerful strategy for small businesses

Two of our most successful retail sector clients G'Nosh and Crosta & Mollica launch a new dipping range



News October 2012

Gnosh NewDippablesOct2012smallTwo of our favourite clients, G'Nosh and Crosta & Mollica have collaborated to bring a new premium product to market in what is one of the benefits of working in the collaborative and supportive environment of The Olive Grows.

 The new dipping range combines a natural G’Nosh dip with hand-twisted rosemary, polenta and black olive grissini, baked by Crosta & Mollica, suppliers of regional breads.



“We’ve had really positive feedback since we launched G’NOSH dips. Customers have been asking for more flavours and a snacking solution for when they are on the move"    says G'Nosh founder Charlotte Knight

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Schools from across UK sell home-grown wonky carrots and misshapen strawberries to Waitrose shoppers

Another great School Food Matters initiative


Press Release from School Food Matters July 2012



School Food Matters Waitrose projectPrimary and secondary schools from across London and other parts of the UK will be selling home grown produce, from wonky carrots to misshapen strawberries, outside Waitrose branches today.


WaitroseLogoIIThe School Food Matters ‘School Produce Sale’ takes place on Thursday 12 July from 11am to 2pm, or until the schools’ produce sells out, and will be hosted at 20 Waitrose branches in London and a further six towns and cities across the UK.  Schools pupils will be tempting Waitrose customers and the local community to buy fruit and vegetables grown within their own school grounds.


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Honestly Healthy launches its first cookbook

Food with your body in mind, the alkaline way


News June 2012



HonestlyHealthyBookAnother Olive Grows client launches their cookery book.  This time it's Honestly Healthy, with head chef Natasha Corrett giving you tons of information on how to live a healthy, balanced, vegetarian, alkaline life with great tips on cleansing your body and over 100 recipes to play with.


honestly_healthy_logoWritten in conjunction with leading nutritional therapist and co-founder Vicki Edgson, the book is more than just recipes, it's a lifestyle guide promoting balanced and healthy living.




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