Meet the LEAP Finalists 2018

by | 23rd May 2018 | Latest News |

Following the submission of 15 very comprehensive business plans from the LEAP 2018 candidates, the judges selected the following 5 to present their completed plans at The LEAP Dragons Den

The 5 businesses shortlisted were

  • Laura Callaghan Grooms – Plastic Free Baby
  • Ben Clear – Clear Surveys
  • Wendy Reed – The Remarkable Group
  • Brett Wheldon – Solseed Landscapes
  • Sara Williams – The Patchwork Cat


Laura Callaghan Grooms – Plastic Free Baby Laura Callaghan Grooms

Plastic Free Baby is an online shop and retail company, operating through drop shipping, which sells a range of plastic-free baby products and also campaigns for plastic-free living, all to help reduce plastic consumption, plastic waste and to limit the potential hazardous toxic impact of plastics on humans and the environment.


Ben Clear – Clear Surveys

Ben ClearClear Surveys will play a role in the purchase process of buying a house in the UK. By using the pre existing expertise of highly professional local building contractors, house purchasers will be supplied with fast and detailed surveys with quotes for repairs simultaneously. This process can ‘unblock’ a sale quickly and remove one of the most common points of chain collapse.


Brett Wheldon – Solseed Landscapes 

Whilst offering all aspects of soft and hard landscaping, Brett plans to integrate food plants into the landscape of people’s gardens for the benefit of providing quality homegrown organic food. He will use all organic methods and natural building materials alongside integration of beneficial plants.




Sara Williams – The Patchwork Cat 

Sara is setting up a haberdashery shop with a café and classroom that will act as a community hub in Newhaven which can be accessed by all sectors of the community. This will be a place where like-minded people learn a new skill, combat isolation and encourage social contact and networking.


Wendy Reed – The Remarkable Group 

The Remarkable Group exist to help young people develop their life-long self-confidence, high levels of self-esteem and for them to realise they have the potential to be remarkable. They will attend weekly courses which feature a mix of self-defence, drama and role-play as well as discussions, play, puppetry, videos, positive affirmations and relaxation.


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