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Student and Graduate Start-up Success Stories

These are some of Cardiff University's student and graduate start-up success stories:


Andrew Styles & Andy White - Squidge Media

Andrew and Andy are the founders of Squidge Media, an independent Branding, Social Media and Web Design agency.

Squidge Media


Angela Halls - Aqua Dogs

Angela runs Aqua Dogs, the Canine Hydrotherapy Company.

Aqua Dogs


Anthony Harris - Castle Cake

Anthony is one of the two founders of Castle Cake, specialising in online content to help promote new bands, companies and products.



Ceri Booth - The Creative Booth

Ceri Booth owns copywriting business, The Creative Booth.

The Creative Booth


Claire Swindell - Blinc

Claire runs Blinc, a financial sector Events Management company.



David Stone - UKloupes

David Stone owns UKloupes - a business specialising in dental magnification glasses.



David Stribling - Lasuni

David has created, a virtual online world.



Gareth Blake - Hipo Hyfryd

Gareth is the founder of gourmet chocolatier Hipo Hyfryd.

Hipo Hyfryd


James Hassan - Total Students

James is the owner of Total Students, the UK's leading Student Event and Housing website

Total Students


James Taylor - SuperStars

James is the owner of SuperStars, a company which provides high quality specialists to schools.



Jarrad Morris - JME & Uni'd Clothing

Jarrad has founded two clothing companies - JME Clothing and Uni'd Clothing.

JME & Uni'd Clothing


Josie Beckett - whereareyounow? Josie Ltd

Josie Beckett designs clothes for her company whereareyounow? Josie Ltd

whereareyounow? Josie Ltd


Josie West - Dinky Ducklings

Josie West is the founder of children's event entertainment specialists Dinky Ducklings Music and Movement.

Dinky Ducklings


Natasha Clarke - Buffalo Boutique

Natasha Clarke is the founder of vintage boutique market event Buffalo Boutique.

Buffalo Boutique


Natasha Francis - NEOccasion

Natasha Francis has created bespoke hamper suppliers, NEOccasion.



Neil Cottrel - LexAble

Neil is the founder of LexAble, company which develops and produces assistive software for people with dyslexia.



Paul Gauci - Student Buddy

Paul has created Student Buddy, a student accommodation website.

Student Buddy


Rob Croucher - Edtaf

Rob Croucher is the founding member of Education Towards A Future (Edtaf), a charity which provides financial support toKenyan citizens who wish to pursue further education.



Stuart Jolley - Wingman

Stuart Jolley owns male grooming product company Wingman.



TJ Wheeler - JumpMAD

TJ Wheeler is the founder of JumpMAD, a business dedicated to helping charities fundraise by organizing skydiving events.