Nottinghamshire Entrepreneur beat the odds and Secured £15,000 to Bring Vibrant Performances to Corporate Events

Nottinghamshire entrepreneur Thomas Wyman has secured a £15,000 Start-Up Loan from First Enterprise - Enterprise Loans through the Start-Up Loans Scheme backed by British Business Bank to offer vibrant performances to premium events.

The Rockets Collective is an entertainment company providing entertainment for weddings, corporate events, functions, and parties across the UK and internationally.

Owner, Thomas Wyman, runs the business independently, providing hand-picked, highly skilled musicians and technicians from across the UK to perform at each booking. The business offers a unique personable, flexible approach by offering bespoke services to suit the clients' needs whilst offering a memorable experience.

Thomas started with a thriving business model, however, the events industry was severely impacted causing events to be cancelled and postponed due to COVID-19. As well as this, the business struggled to expand due to not being able to transport extra equipment to shows.

With support offered by First Enterprise - Enterprise Loans, Thomas will purchase a new van, top-of-the-range lighting equipment, and exclusive promotional material to make the show more impressive, immersive, and entertaining for corporate events and the luxury wedding market.

“Thanks to the support from First Enterprise, I can take my business to the next level by investing in marketing, whilst improving the quality of our performance with new equipment and transport. Nabeel was very diligent when working on my application and provided help every step of the way.”

- Thomas Wyman, Founder

“With restrictions now lifted, events back in full swing and with the funding we provided, The Rockets Collective is perfectly geared up to provide quality entertainment.

What I liked about the business model is that it offers a fantastic variety of excellent artists which can be suited to fit the clients taste. I have every confidence that the business will succeed and wish Thomas all the best.”

- Nabeel Akhter, Business Adviser at First Enterprise - Enterprise Loans

“The COVID-19 pandemic hit so many businesses hard within the events and entertainment industries, so to see The Rockets Collective back on its feet and pushing forward with plans and expansion is exactly why these loans are available to businesses. The British Business Bank is pleased to see Thomas and his business thrive and we look forward to seeing his continued success.”

- Richard Bearman, Managing Director Small Business Lending, British Business Bank

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