How we've helped Talons – Owltimate Encounters

Growth Hub case study

Business overview

Talons is a zoo licensed, animal encounter company based in Cornwall. They provide entertaining and educational animal encounters for schools and other academic institutions and specialising in cognitive stimulation therapy sessions for the elderly, dementia sufferers, special needs, learning disabilities and the physically disabled.

We wouldn’t be where we are today without help from the Growth Hub


How we helped

Senara and Matt found were looking for help and advice with their business and discovered the Growth Hub website. They called to detail their ambitions and Growth Hub Business Connector Christina Hunnings, met with them at Senara’s farm to discuss their ideas.

"Christina was great", Senara recalls "She sat down and listened … and we said what we’d like to achieve. Within six weeks we’d actually achieved our first aim of converting in a community interest company."

A grant from the National Lottery has followed recently and that’s enabling them to install new enclosures.

Senara said, ‘"We were awarded a grant from The National Lottery Community Fund to help towards the costs of improvements desperately needed for some of the animal’s enclosures, and ongoing costs."


Business name Talons – Owltimate Encounters
Contact number 07488 283050
Contact email [email protected]
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