Tag Archives: Business Plan

Paula will be spreading the word

We are delighted to announce that we have appointed Paula Ruane as Colbea’s Centre Mentor and Course Advisor. Paula’s appointment comes as we launch a series of new training opportunities for new and established business, including the Big Skills Takeaway. A highly experienced business coach and advisor, Paula also runs the Women in Business Network […]

Coscraft, a “national treasure” in Colchester

Storme and Pez started Coscraft – a cosplay supply store – in 2010, after becoming frustrated by the existing options available. “There simply wasn’t any shop that sold what we wanted or catered towards us. After having to go to eBay and make purchases from Chinese sellers too many times, and hearing about our friends […]

The Lampshade Company – a Colbea Success Story

A Lightbulb Moment for Lampshades Started from a back bedroom in 2011, The Lampshade Company is now a multi-award winning business and has even been featured on national TV. As with many successful businesses, the story of this local success begins with encountering a problem and finding an entrepreneurial solution, as Angela Berry, Founder of […]