Archive for July 2015

Success Story: Creative Education Borrower Takes Unconventional Career Path

Success Story: Creative Education Borrower Takes Unconventional Career Path

Looking to make it in a creative industry? Well, according to commercial and portrait photographer Scott Choucino, getting an education in a seemingly unrelated subject could be the key to success.

Scott is a Leicester-based professional photographer, who credits his success not just to his skills with a camera but to his MSc in Health Related Physiology – the post-graduate qualification that the Sir Thomas White Loan Charity provided him with the funds to obtain.

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Success Story: Dedicated Stylist Reflects on First Year in Business

Success Story: Dedicated Stylist Reflects on First Year in Business

After working in a range of prestigious salons over a period of 15 years, Charlotte Frances Baker decided to set up her own luxury hair boutique last August.

As she approaches her first anniversary of being in business, Charlotte reflects upon her decision to go it alone – noting the hard work along the way but also highlighting the benefits of working for herself.

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Success Story: Thread Fanatics Fill Void With Social Sewing Café

Success Story: Thread Fanatics Fill Void With Social Sewing Café

Becoming their own boss is a lifelong dream for a lot of people. It certainly was for Becky Owen and Fay Hooper and, thanks to the Sir Thomas White Loan Charity, the creative duo are now successfully running The Sewing Café in Hinckley.

The Sewing Café is described as ‘the social sewing emporium’, providing avid sewers with a place to purchase supplies and enjoy their pastime in a bustling environment with like-minded hobbyists. The café hosts workshops, parties, classes and customers can even pay to sew by the hour throughout the day.

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