Graduate Success Stories

These are some of Cardiff University’s student and graduate start-up success stories. If you’re a Cardiff Graduate with a business – get in touch!

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 organising skydiving events.