D for Dog began life in June 2004 as a dog photo gallery and shrine. Jenny Prevel took inspiration from her dogs Boycie and Berkeley to grow the site considerably since then to include dog news, events, articles and funnies, plus deaf dog information, a friendly dog forum, and of course an online shop for dog accessories.
DJM Direct is based in Nelson, Lancashire and many years ago Jay (The radio guest) worked for a small business in Huddersfield and sold DIY products, contracts etc. In 2004 his father bought the company but failed to succeed and 4 sectors were liquidised, after experimenting with different products and finding the right products, they decided to move into to a 10,000 sq. ft. warehouse in Lancashire and continued expanding and looked for other means of selling and went onto Amazon, their own eCommerce site and in 2013 they expanded the warehouse to 20,000 sq. ft., and have turned over 2 million last year and have started their own brand just over 12 months ago.
Daniel started Shellac Nails in November 2012 with help from an Enterprise Ireland New Frontiers Course which works with start-ups. Initially planning to supply medical statistical data to global pharmaceutical companies. He had a talent for sourcing products from external markets and with a hint that Shellac Gel was the next best thing to hit the market, Daniel took the plunge to start his own Shellac Nails business.
While having a current job Chris decided to plunge onto making a side eBay business for some extra cash, starting from purchasing a £100 badge maker to now having over 30,000 sales. Ranging from nearly every type of button design available Chris runs a successful ecommerce business. He made his eBay store in 2005 but didn’t actively using it for his MyBadge App business until 2012.
Red Herring Games was started by Jo in 2007 in Grimsby and built from the ground up. Red Herring Games is a fascinating business all to do with mystery murder, dinner events, party accessories, gifts, bits and pieces, and it was all because she wanted to raise money for her own coffee shop!