When Olly Walker was made redundant during the first lockdown he and his partner, Naomi Flaherty decided to launch a Crowdfunder with the aim of raising £10,000 that would allow them to start their own rum brand.
After smashing their target within the first week they launched The Public Spirit, a purpose-led drinks startup with local community spirit at its heart.
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Kevin O’Neill is rapidly building a loyal following for his unorthodox methods for helping people suffering with physical and mental health issues including trauma, anxiety and addiction.
Manchester Stories spoke to him about how he overcame personal loss to start Breatheolution, through which he’s helping dozens of people using holotropic breathwork and cold water therapy.
Follow Kevin here @breatheolution