Case Studies

Brothers set off on an Advanture

The Advanture, specialising in campervan gifts, have been able to expand their product offering and increase orders by 900%, following support from Business Gateway.  

About the business

Founded in August 2020, The Advanture is the brainchild of two brothers, Dylan and Luke McConnell and specialise in campervan gifts for travellers on the road.

Thanks to the clear advice and direction given by our adviser, Simon, the whole experience with Business Gateway has been incredibly simple.

How Business Gateway has helped

After initially offering customers a limited range of products and campervan designs, the team approached Business Gateway for advice and support as they looked to scale up their business activities.  

Working with Business Gateway, the team were able to access support through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) where they accessed three days specialist support from a graphic design expert.   

This allowed the team to cater to a much wider audience as the graphic designer was able to create 60 new campervan designs. This in turn meant the team could invest in more stock, as well as offer new products such as keyrings, clothing, travel mugs, thermal bottles, wall art, key holders and chopping boards. 

Dylan McConnell, co-founder, The Advanture said:  “Thanks to the clear advice and direction given by our adviser, Simon, the whole experience with Business Gateway has been incredibly simple.

“The campervan gift market is niche but growing and there is no one like us on the market.  The funding we received allowed us to scale-up our offering much quicker, dramatically increasing our range and in turn allowing us to target more customers and drive sales.”   

Support Provided

1:1 Business Adviser or Support

European Regional Development Fund Support

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