The business has been going really well. We have had a huge amount of interest both nationally and internationally.

We have developed our team, taking on a number of fantastic scientists and engineers and have already begun work expanding our industrial facility.

 

Two months after winning the Postcode Lottery Green Challenge 2014, it's time to check in with Arthur Kay to see how he and his team at Bio-bean are doing.

How have you been since September 11th? What has happened to you and bio-bean since winning?
The business has been going really well. We have had a huge amount of interest both nationally and internationally, media attention, job requests, and off the back of this success secured some major contracts and partnerships. We have developed our team, taking on a number of fantastic scientists and engineers and have already begun work expanding our industrial facility.

How did you experience taking part in the competition?
Participating in the PLGC was an incredibly rewarding experience. The PLGC team itself, as well as the advisors from Rockstart were so helpful and generous throughout the process, providing excellent feedback and support. It was also great to meet and learn more about the other finalists – all incredible businesses and inspiring eco-entrepreneurs.

What will your next steps be?
The next step for bio-bean is to scale up our UK facility, and to continue securing major feedstock contracts. We are currently looking for a few key roles within the business as well, namely an experienced commercial negotiator a senior plant technician to help run our UK facility. After that point we will be looking to explore international franchise opportunities.

What did you take away from the Green Challenge?
If you cannot explain it simply, you do not understand it well enough.


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