A student at The University of Manchester is to launch a business dedicated to providing fashionable swimwear for ladies with curvaceous figures.
Alex Gibson, 22, who has been learning business skills at
She will graduate with a Master of Enterprise in December.
After submitting a business plan for her range called Beach Bacchanal, she has been offered a Government loan of £2,500 from a £180m fund to help start-ups and small businesses grow.
She has been working hard to combine her studies with establishing a business and is confident there is significant demand for her product.
The brand, which allows customers to customize their swimwear, was also a runner up in The University of Manchester's annual business plan competition Venture Further.
She said: “Beach Bacchanal is a D Plus cup swimwear brand which offers styles which are normally only available for women with smaller sized breasts.
“In fact, women with bigger breasts suffer from a lack of choice. I should know as a 30H its something that I have struggled with myself.
“It’s been hard to find comfortable swimwear that isn’t boring and dowdy - so I thought I’d do something about it.”
She added: “The course has been fantastic in teaching all the vital skills needed to start a business; from finances to market analyses and business models to implementation issues.
“However I have been most impressed with the attitude of the lecturers and will always be very grateful for their help and support.
“They always encourage us whenever we lack confidence in our abilities and are keen to work with us towards our visions.
“The course has given me real confidence in my ideas and abilities as well as the company of some of the most interesting and 'go-getting' students I have ever met during my studies.”
Fashion | On 25th Apr 2017
LVMH and Christian Dior, which holds directly and indirectly 41 per...
Information Technology | On 25th Apr 2017
It is the era of smart. Intelligent materials like self-repairing...
Reed Exhibitions India, organiser of Asian Machine Tool Exhibition 2016
'Major problem in the textile machinery manufacturing industry is the lack ...
‘The terms eco-friendly and organic are common but everyone perceives them ...
Balavigna Weaving Mills Pvt Ltd
The biggest challenge that the weaving industry faces is high price
Kevin Nelson, Chief Scientific Officer, TissueGen discusses the growing...
Nature Works LLC
Eamonn Tighe, Fibres and Nonwovens - Business Development Manager of...
Swerea IVF AB
Marten Alkhagen, Senior Scientist - Nonwoven and Technical Textiles of...
Hyderabad-based designer <b>Prathyusha Garimella</b> is known for blending ...
Gildan Activewear SRL
Gildan Activewear, a manufacturer and marketer of branded clothing and...
"You have to truly understand what your client wants, know her needs, what ...
Apparel/Garments | On 25th Apr 2017