Case Studies

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“Blue Orchid’s help has been invaluable, with their advice and guidance enabling me to get the business off the ground.”
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“Keeping up-to-date with new technology and online tools isn’t an option for us, it’s absolutely essential.”
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“Previously I felt like other people were running me, but now I’m running myself.”
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“Having Blue Orchid by my side made realising my dream very possible.”
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“The best thing about running my own business is the freedom and seeing the results of my work.”
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“Sheryl has been outstanding, she helped us to put our business plan together and to do our cash flow projections.”
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“We’re really appreciative of the ongoing support that we have received.”
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“I have found their input priceless in helping me to look up, think strategically and imaginatively once again.”
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“The package of advice from Blue Orchid…has been a great help
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Laura is now based in Mayfair, London, where she is working on her own label.
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“Blue Orchid have a wealth of knowledge to tap into, I was lucky enough to have a lot of help.”
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“The support from Blue Orchid was invaluable.”
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“It was a great and happy surprise to win the business award.”
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Just meet Kirsty, says Debra Brown
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“With the experience I have gained Mayfly Jewellery has evolved.”
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Blue Orchid gave me the advice and encouragement I needed to think critically about risks, rewards, priorities and competitors.
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“Overall I’ve been really impressed with what’s on offer with Blue Orchid.”
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“Andy at Blue Orchid and East Staffordshire Borough Council were both great supports to me.”
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“We now have a significantly clearer picture of what success looks like for us.”
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The simple goal of giving all lonely children the chance to feel special and loved.
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“The team at Blue Orchid is giving me all the support I need to ensure my business is successful.”
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Blue Orchid gave me the confidence to go ahead in the knowledge I could make it work.
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“Blue Orchid’s advice and support was key to my setting up.”
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Arts, craft, and business know-how
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Time well spent for EasyRead Time Teacher
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I just wanted to do what I love and I am living my dream now.
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“It felt very different to be in business the second time around”
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“I like the freedom I have and the flexibility, I can take care of myself and I have my own money.”
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“Shamuna has been an important part in my business set up helping me stay focused and positive.”
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“I am my own boss, I get to meet my clients personally and design their menus to suit their individual needs.”
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“I recommend Blue Orchid to my clients and my contacts as it has enabled us to launch our business and offer more services.”
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“Make sure that you are passionate about whatever you choose to start your new journey in.”
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“Blue Orchid really helped me get my business plan into shape and encouraged me to be in the right frame of mind.”
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Blue Orchid was able to help launch Echoes of Yesterday Upholstery by providing support and guidance whenever Julie needed it.
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“I cannot thank Blue Orchid enough for helping me achieve my dream.”
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“My time spent with Blue Orchid and Andy has been valuable to me when starting my business.”
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The Deli at Pershore successfully secured a Business Grant which will be used to purchase new equipment.
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“This new venture is a passion, no matter what the hurdles I am unable to give up.”
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Melissa and Sara started receiving business support from Blue Orchid in July 2013 and were delighted at how quickly they managed to get everything set up.
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“Without Blue Orchid I would still be thinking that business is not possible for a girl like me.”
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“I would thoroughly recommend Blue Orchid to anyone.”
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“Setting up a new business can be a daunting process. Blue Orchid has enabled me to do so in a methodical and professional manner.”
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“Blue Orchid is a fantastic service for anyone who is thinking of setting up their own business.”
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Paul strived for independence and self-reliance so decided to put his 25 years of experience in DIY and gardening to good use.
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“If there is something you are good at, try to do it for a living, therefore work never feels like work.”
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Since starting her own business Samantha has successfully worked in partnership with local parks to run events.
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“I found the support given to me from Blue Orchid invaluable.”
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“The support I’ve received from Blue Orchid has been fantastic and has really helped to get my company off the ground.”
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“The support I’ve received has been excellent and it’s incredible that it’s all at no cost.”
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“The face to face meetings have been invaluable.”
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“Thanks to Blue Orchid I completed my business plan and qualified for a business startup grant.”
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“The support I’ve received from Blue Orchid has been excellent.”
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“I came to Blue Orchid who supported me though business planning and I now employ 7 staff and am running my own business.”
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“I am working for myself, doing a job I really believe in and feel very passionately about.”
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“I knew nothing about how to progress my idea, but my advisor at Blue Orchid gave me excellent advice and guidance.”
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“The one to one sessions have been extremely useful.”
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“The advice I have received and the courses I attended have been invaluable.”
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“Every time I went to a Blue Orchid workshop I knew I’d completed a stage, and that I was one step closer to starting for real.”
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“The support has been positive, encouraging and realistic which has built our confidence and helped us to organise our ideas as a viable business venture.”
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“We are very grateful to Blue Orchid for all the help they gave us.”
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“The practical marketing advice was particularly useful and has already benefited my business.”
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“I have received tremendous support from Blue Orchid as a newcomer to setting up my own business.”
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“The sessions with my adviser were helpful to put targets and actions down on paper and set objectives and goals.”
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“It’s fantastic to be able to call upon an organisation like Blue Orchid.”
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“Blue Orchid’s range of training workshops have been really useful in helping me to establish realistic goals.”
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“De-mystified by Blue Orchid’s advice and guidance”
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“I look forward to utilising this new found business knowledge and seeing how my company will progress.”
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“I felt supported and encouraged throughout my business planning, and feel confident about the future working for myself.”
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“Blue Orchid has been excellent in helping me to get my business off the ground.”
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Csilla Sipos came to Blue Orchid with a desire to make a business from a life-long hobby.
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“I knew I wanted to do my own thing, be my own boss, do what I wanted rather than what was dictated”.
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“Blue Orchid has helped me to get my business off the ground and I’ve been very happy with the service they have offered.”
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“With Blue Orchid anything is possible and I’d recommend them to any first-time entrepreneurs.”
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“I needed to finally find my own place and realise my vision for a local pub and microbrewery. It was a daunting task, but I’m glad I did it now.”
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“Without the help of Blue Orchid I’d be stuck.”
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“Blue Orchid equipped me with the knowledge I needed to succeed and I can’t thank my business advisor enough.”
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“We cannot thank the staff at Blue Orchid enough, especially our very patient and hardworking Business Advisor, Gwen Murphy.”
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“I would recommend Blue Orchid to anybody that has the interest of starting their own business.”
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“If you have ever dreamed of owning your own business but don’t know how to… Two words, Blue Orchid!”
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“The partnership approach the business advisors take is so beneficial and their expertise is second to none.”
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“The support I have received from Chris has been superb. There is never a doubt that he is reachable should I need a steer on a particular issue.”
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“Working with Blue Orchid has given me great reassurance and inspiration.”
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