Campus start-ups recognised as region’s most forward thinking

September 8, 2017



A group of start-ups from the Innovation Birmingham Campus have been identified as being amongst the most forward-thinking businesses in the Midlands, ranking in the inaugural Innovation 50 List published by and leading law firm Mills and Reeve.


The selection of leading innovators includes Campus tenants Breaking Free Group, digital health platform targeting addictive behaviours, IT consultancy On Device Solutions providing enterprise mobility services, and web app developer Wambiz Limited, enhancing customer experience.


As well as recognising current tenants as Midlands leaders, the list also features Campus alumni Borroclub, a community sharing site encouraging the reuse of idle household items. Having launched the technology company on Innovation Birmingham’s Entrepreneurs for the Future programme (e4f), Matt Dredger, Borroclub CEO and Founder said:  


“I’m delighted that Borroclub has received this award and been recognised as a top performing innovator. Since featuring in the UK’s top 50 disruptive businesses in February last year I have been focusing on introducing the service in the Midlands. 


“I have seen the number of users and transactions grow rapidly, not just locally but also further afield. It’s been a challenge to get people to do business in a different way but as soon as they use the service they are keen to spread the word and many of our new members come through recommendations.”


Flourishing with the help of mentors at E4f and Climate KIC at Innovation Birmingham, Borroclub has successfully brought individuals together to rent their items ranging from tents to jet washers. 


Hundreds of pounds have been earned by its members, as well as reducing CO2 and helping the environment in the process. The start-up is currently seeking investment to launch the service to new markets.








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