Cleo is a University graduate who did a degree in Business & Combine Studies. Cleo set up Mydine, an online healthy Caribbean-fusion meal prep delivery service.
Cleo, tell us about yourself…
“I am a 24-year-old University graduate with a 2:1 degree in Business & Combine Studies. I have always had an interest in business; with my first venture being charging my dad 50 pence to make his cups of tea as a child. At high school, I then progressed to buying and selling sweets and scoobie strings; so for me starting a business was always something I have wanted to do.”
Tell us more about Mydine…
“My business is an online healthy Caribbean-fusion meal prep delivery service, called Mydine. Mydine allows customers to choose and customise their favourite Caribbean-fusion meals from our website. All of which are then cooked fresh to order and delivered to customers’ homes and offices anywhere in the UK. Our meals are all calorie and portion controlled and sourced by local food suppliers to ensure customers only receive the best quality and freshest food.”
What made you jump at the chance of coming on BSEEN?
“I saw BSEEN as an opportunity to develop myself and my business in an environment where there were similar like-minded individuals to bounce off of. As well as this, I saw the BSEEN team as a great business support network to develop my company as they have great knowledge and understanding on how successful organisations work.”
What do you think you have learnt the most from your BSEEN journey?
“I believe BSEEN taught me the inner-workings of a business. Most people see the top of a business, but don’t understand the mechanics required to drive it forward. BSEEN provided me with ample skills and opportunities through their mentorship network to really understand the inner-workings of my start-up.“
What has been your business stand out moment since being on BSEEN?
“Since being on BSEEN, we have been selected as finalist for the Sandwell Start-Up Business of the Year.”
Any advice for entrepreneurial students or graduates thinking about starting their own business?
“I would advise any entrepreneurial student or graduate who is interested in starting a business to simply do it, but do it with as much commitment and conviction possible. Have a clear vision on what you want your business to achieve and set mini milestones to get there.”
What are your next steps for your business?
“The next step for Mydine is to expand our online menu range to include a full vegan range that caters to a wider audience across the country.”