Our members

The Crucible Project members come from a range of backgrounds and their businesses are all unique. What they all have in common is the ability to innovate and the drive to start a business. Find out more about what they do and what they have gained from being part of the Crucible Project.

2016/17 members

Alex Williamson, CODE Leather Goods, Fashion Design

Corben Savage, Imaginate Visuals, Architectural Visualisation

Hannah Tounsend, Hannah Tounsend, Fine Art/Contemporary Craft

Jessica Okoro, BeScience STEM, Education

Marcus Dove, Pyrotechnical Art, Art and Photography

Nadine Annette Leah, Nadine Annette, Interior Design

Elissa Grainger, Elissa Poppy, Lingerie/Fashion

2015 members

Alice Neve, Alice Neve Lingerie, Intimate Apparel

Derry Holt, Stormburst Students, Video Games Industry

Jenny Hibberd, House of Verse, Entertainment/Arts & Education

Jordan Pickford-Gray, JPG Creates, Arts and Craft

Nico Monterosso, Fifty Two Degrees, Product & Furniture Design

Simon Winter, Fifty Two Degrees, Product & Furniture Design

Nida Atique, Stardust, Colour Cosmetics

Selina Bond, Carbon + Lingerie, Fashion Design

Victoria Ganusceac, Muusa, Fashion E-commerce

Yasmin Greenaway, BizzeeBoard, Edtech (Digital Technology)

Zoya Hall, Z Hall Couture Millinery, Headwear, Accessories 


DMU Hot Topic - DMU graduate Charlie starts her own business with support from The Crucible Project 

DMU Hot Topic - Economist magazine highlights how DMU graduates play their part in Leicester's start-up success


How to apply


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