Firm turning discarded plastic into toys wins FT2G

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Good Things wins FT2G 2019!

Thursday’s pitch event at Buckfast Abbey saw Good Things the South Brent based company which provides gifts which make a difference was announced the winner of £10,000 worth of ongoing business support from the Fast Track to Growth Partners.

One & Eight the Totnes based jewellery company were crowned runner-up and will be supported as they expand into the export market.

Since the Business Festival in April FT2G, Devon’s free growth programme has supported large and small Devon-based businesses.

20 finalist businesses were selected for the Intensive Programme. Congratulations to all of the finalists on their achievements over the past two months.

Lucy Willoughby of Good Things impressed the judges at the Finale Pitch event as she demonstrated her passion and commitment to business growth.

Good Things sources and sells ethical, fair trade and sustainable gifts for children from around the world, including toy boats made from discarded plastic bottles and fairly made eco-friendly cotton animals.

The FT2G partners are excited to work with Good Things as they prepare for their online launch on July 15th 2019.

2019 Finalists

Congratulations to One & Eight who also impressed the judges and were crowned runner-up. One & Eight have exciting plans to expand into the export market and the partners are looking forward to supporting the team on this journey.

Congratulations to all the other finalists who took part in the Intensive Programme Bay CaveBlooming OrganisedCo-cars LtdFood Plymouth CICRFS Marketing & Communications LtdHeartfelt ProductsLarkOwlLove to Taste LtdMap Your FutureMills & MooreMindmaps WellbeingPacked Lunch PrepRuth’s Real FoodStart Point LawSweetland Solutions Ltd, Torquay United Community Sports TrustVA Accountancy.

All of these businesses showed enormous potential for the future and we hope to keep in touch with them all throughout the year as they develop and grow.

Thank you!

Fast Track to Growth would not be possible without the help of our fantastic industry experts who willingly give their time and expertise. We would like to thank all the firms for their involvement this year: Astley MediaCommissioning HRDevon County CouncilMomentum South WestNatWest,  PKF Francis ClarkStephens ScownSW Business Support Solutions.

We would also like to thank our supporters for offering their resources: Plymouth Science Park, Exeter Science Park, Travel DevonDevon County Council.