MOST good businesspeople are pretty sharp when it comes to spotting a gap in the market – and it’s even better when a good pun helps you along the way.

Enter Emma Jayne Hall, who started her Bewdley-based mobile coffee van business only a couple of months ago and, not one to miss out on the chance to use popular culture to sell her product, came up with The Peaky Grinder.

No sharp practice involved here, though (unlike the protagonists in the gangster epic set in and around Birmingham shortly after the First World War). Emma just concentrates on selling “selling really good coffee, teas and snacks”.

The finished van at last!

The finished van at last!

She is most proud of being brave enough to start up the business for herself and for having the self-belief to see it through.

“Bostin’ Coffee”, as it says on the side of her van, which could in time become “Bostin Business” if everything works out.

The Peaky Grinder herself (AKA Emma Hall)

The Peaky Grinder herself (AKA Emma Hall)

Emma is part of a new Facebook group called Worcester Virtual High Street.

The ‘Worcester Virtual High Street’ group is free to join and allows independent shops, services, tradespeople, crafters, e-sellers and entrepreneurs of all kinds to promote their wares to customers free of charge.

Shoppers in turn have the chance to discover hundreds of exciting products, service providers, special offers and one-off buys on their doorstep – more details at

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