Mathew Spence approached NBV in August 2015.
He had extensive experience in plumbing, heating, fabrication and welding and wanted to capitalise on his experience by launching his own renewable plumbing company.
From the outset, he was provided with tailored advice from his dedicated NBV adviser David Hallam.
Mathew is now starting to trade as Taylor Made Plumbing, and is confident that he can make his fledgling business a success.
Louise Hesketh of Arabica Finest Coffee and Tea approached NBV in October 2015. Louise already had over a decade of experience of running her own retail shop but dreamt of opening an artisan coffee and tea shop to add to her empire for a long time.
Louise was allocated her NBV business adviser David Hallam who provided her with business mentoring and support to win grant funding.
See the case study here : http://nbv.co.uk/success-story/start-grow-success-story-arabica-finest-coffee-and-tea/
Former army recruit, Marco, 30, from Wrenthorpe Vale, Nottingham, was finding it hard to readjust to life after serving four years in the forces. He lived with his partner and provided the lion’s share of childcare for their three children, but craved more independence. Previous experience as a stonemason prompted Marco to weigh up the pros and cons of starting his own business.
Marco attended Enterprise, a Prince’s Trust programmethat helps unemployed young people start their own business. With little overheads to get his business off the ground and several quotes for work under his belt, Marco perfected his business plan and successfully made an application to The Prince’s Trust for a loan. He also received a business mentor and went on to launch The Luxury Craftsman, a stonemasonry company specialising in hand carved and sand blasted headstones, memorials, gilding and repairs.
Photo : Marco receiving his Nat West Enterprise Award with John Maude Regional Director Business Nat West
Will King, CEO of King of Shaves talks about how he started a sucessful business.
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