Pacem is delighted to continue its support of an initiative entitled ‘Spare Room to Stellar‘, alongside Belfast City Council and Danske Bank. Spare room to stellar is designed to inspire and equip Belfast entrepreneurs to start and grow a business. It does this by firstly sharing the stories and lessons of businesses that started in a spare room in Belfast and have gone on to compete, and win, on a global scale.

The first film released in the 2022 series is that of David Johnston and OutsideIn.

David Johnston of OutsideIn says: “I started off with nothing but a vision and a passion to help those less fortunate. OutsideIn is now a one of the UK’s fastest growing streetwear brands and through our ‘wear one share one’ model, every time a customer purchases an item, an additional item is given to someone experiencing homelessness.

“If sharing my story inspires others to give their business idea a go, I’ll be delighted. Taking a small idea and growing it is what the Spare Room to Stellar resource is all about. After all, I started my business in my mum’s spare room too!  There’s fantastic support available for people starting out on their own in business – and we want to see more people getting out there and giving it a shot.”

In the coming weeks, people will also hear how Lynsey Bennett, co-founder of Lusso tan started her ever-expanding, revolutionary tanning brand providing inspiration and tips for early-stage businesses and entrepreneurs alike.

Watch the highs, lows, habits and how-tos of starting/growing a business from humble beginnings. Sit back, enjoy and then act on your idea or early venture by booking a signposting consultation over at 

You can watch the OutsideIn story here:

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