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Turn your hobby into a business

Have you ever wanted to make a living doing something you really enjoy? 

Stephan Parry, aged 59 from Bridgend, has done just that. What started out as a side hobby, is now an expanding family business. 

Stephan started experimenting with hydroponics to relieve stress from his job. As he became more interested in microgreens, he noticed their increased flavour and nutritional value in comparison with older greens. 

Stephan said: “I was fed up of seeing my wife buy packets of salad from the supermarket, and they were only lasting a couple of days before they wilted. My microgreens are packaged correctly and will stay fresh for at least two weeks”. 

It has not been all plain sailing for StephanHis business dreams were put on the back burner for a while, as he battled cancer and Coronavirus.  

Development Officer Debbie Price, has supported him every step of the way. 

Stephan said: “Debbie has gone over and above her job description in my opinion. She has been so helpful and has kept me in the loop about any potential grants that could help my business”. 

Stephan loves how his new business keeps him active and being his own boss allows him to work around his health issues. He has big plans for the future and has brought his son on board as partner.  

You can learn more about their company, Happy Greens UK, and order some microgreens for yourself at www.happygreensuk.co.uk. 

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