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Cornwall Camper Company

Location:St Austell, Cornwall

Jess established ‘The Cornwall Camper Company’, a VW Campervan hire business aimed at being part of a new wave of tourism in the South West. Designed to attract high-end customers from across the UK and abroad, the company provides beautifully restored vans with all-inclusive packages including activity weeks filled with adventures such as surfing, coasteering, golfing, biking and horse-riding as well as “camper hampers” filled to the brim with goods from across the Duchy.

Since receiving the loan, The Cornwall Camper Company has grown from two VW campers to five on the fleet, employed a full time member of staff and a part time person to restore and renovate the campers.

The original £5k loan has enabled the company to build £130k in assets, deliver consistent and meaningful customer-service.

They’ve been named in The Telegraph as one of the most reviewed tourism offers on Google, won an award for Best New Business, been featured by LinkedIn as a national success story (with the video reaching more than half a million people) and also named as one of the UK’s thirty digital champions by Real Business.

Jess has also recently been named on the Inspirational 50 in Cornwall and also in the Top 50 Women of Cornwall thanks to work in business and crowdfunding.

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