Stories of Brave

Brave takes that risk. Brave strives to push on when others don’t. We see that bravery, and we back it.

Our Stories of Brave series takes a look at some of our business customers who’ve shown that bravery. They’re the cornerstone of our economy, and we’re here to support them.

Helping young people to realise their full potential

The Stories of Brave campaign celebrates successful business leaders showing strength and courage every day, through dedication, innovation, and commitment to the success and growth of their business. Here we put a spotlight on the success achieved by Our Place Schools of Bransford run by Executive Director David French and his experienced team of care professionals. The Worcestershire-based business is a specialist provider of residential care and education.

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Creating the perfect experience

Running a business takes courage and determination and at Allied Irish Bank (GB) we are delighted to celebrate the commitment and strength of customers who encounter challenges each day, making brave decisions to help drive forward their business. Mark Higham is the owner of Briars Hall Hotel in West Lancashire and here he talks about his family’s journey since taking over the hotel in 2003 and the recent obstacles facing the business.

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Cooking up a recipe for future success

Successful business leaders show strength and courage every day, through dedication, innovation, and commitment to their business survival. The current pandemic has highlighted that those businesses which have adapted and made quick changes to their offering are emerging well.  Devon-based Pasta King is one example.

As with many businesses, Pasta King immediately felt the impact of COVID-19 and lockdown restrictions. As the leading provider of nutritious pasta meals to schools in the UK, the closure of schools was a massive change for the business

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The perfect blend of coffee and customer service

Stories of Brave’ is a series of real-life stories highlighting the brave people behind businesses in Great Britain; those who have shown strength and courage in the course of their day to day, growing their business and navigating it through the host of obstacles and economic shocks and events that arise. These stories shine light on individuals and businesses demonstrating their dedication, innovation, and commitment to the success of their business.  Here we focus on Bhopinder Singh Gill and his company GK Coffee Group, a Starbucks franchisee.

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