Julie Deane, 46, wanted to send her daughter to a school where she would no longer be bullied. After writing a list of 10 ways to fund a private school place, she decided to raise money by designing and producing a range of traditional satchels. With help from her mother Freda, 75, and just £600 in cash, she started her satchel business in 2008 and has built the company into an international success with sales of £12.9m in 2013. Celebrity fans include actress Elle Fanning, model Alexa Chung and TV presenter Fearne Cotton.
This profile reflects the company at time of publication and does not reflect any changes that may have subsequently occurred. Fast Track and its sponsors do not endorse, guarantee or recommend investment in any of the companies.