Success Is In The Mind: Hugo Tilmouth – ChargedUp turned CleanedUp Interview

Oliver Bruce speaks with fellow GBEA alumni Hugo Tilmouth, founder of CleanedUp during this weeks Success Is In The Mind podcast episode.

How do you make £1million of revenue in 1 week during a global pandemic? Hugo Tilmouth tells us how… 

University engineering graduate turned entrepreneur Hugo Tilmouth, like many of us, never predicted the global pandemic of 2020.

Raising £3.5million in seed funding after graduating from university, Hugo launched ChargedUp, a mobile phone charging station allowing users to rent battery packs and return them to venues of their choice. In March of 2020 his ‘normal’ business halted rather abruptly putting everything on the line…

Pivoting swiftly and rebranding to ‘CleanedUp’ Hugo and his team turned their potentially doomed business into a proposition offering hand sanitiser stations manufactured through their network and distributed to venues across the UK. In their first week of trading CleanedUp generated over £1m worth of revenue.

CleanedUp has since sold over 30,000 sanitiser stations to locations across the UK whilst hiring an additional 25 staff and going through a rebrand. ChargedUp is still very much operational.