In May 2010 Rosanna Campbell (now Mead) won the Bath Spa University Business & Enterprise Competition and was awarded £1,000 prize money which allowed her to set up her business Musica. The company provides interactive music workshops to benefit the health and well-being of older adults and particularly those with dementia. Following the initial success of the business in Dorset, care homes across the South West have expressed interest and Musica has therefore employed a team of representatives to run workshops in other parts of the country.
A team of five people are now leading Musica sessions, and four of these are recent music graduates from Bath Spa University. Frankie Whittingham who graduated this summer, has taken on the first Musica license – Musica Wiltshire – and through this Frankie will be running her own Musica business providing workshops for older adults in care homes and hospitals across the county.
Rosanna says: “The support I have received from Bath Spa University since winning the Competition back in 2010 has been fantastic. I can honestly say that if it hadn’t been for the support and encouragement from Bath Spa I don’t think that my business would have expanded at the rate that it has. Taking on Bath Spa graduates to run Musica workshops has been an excellent decision and I have been overwhelmed by their enthusiasm and professionalism. They are an asset to the company and are already proving popular, with many clients making repeat bookings.”
Professor Christina Slade, Vice-Chancellor of Bath Spa University said: “Here at Bath Spa we seek to create a culture of creativity and enterprise and foster skills in our students that will help them in their careers outside higher education. The annual Business & Enterprise Competition is an excellent way for students to develop their entrepreneurial skills and turn their creative ideas into business realities. The experience of Rosanna is testament to the value of the scheme and I am delighted that her business is growing thanks to the work of Bath Spa graduates.”
More information about Musica is available at: www.musica-music.co.uk