Start-up success story

A man from Abergavenny who turned a hobby into a business, selling restored drum kits, has got orders from world-acclaimed performers. The Centre for Business says he's one of countless successful Welsh start-ups.

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Drumming up business

A man from Abergavenny who set up a business restoring and selling on vintage drum kits just six months ago has already had orders from Radiohead and Paul Weller's bands. Overnight success has also seen Nick Hopkin export drum kits and parts to Australia and America.

Nick says he turned a hobby into a living Credit: Nick Hopkin Drums

He's had help from the Centre for Business, a South Wales-based agency which mentors start-ups. The majority of its funding comes from the Welsh Government.

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