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STWLC to Attend 2016 DMU PAVE Conference

STWLC to Attend 2016 DMU PAVE Conference

Students at De Montfort University will be able to learn more about the support available from the Sir Thomas White Loan Charity (STWLC) at this year’s Health & Life Sciences PAVE (Plan Ahead, Value Employability) Conference on Tuesday 8th November.

The Charity will be in attendance throughout the duration of the event, from 11:00am to 3:00pm, which is being held at DMU’s conference facility The Venue – formerly known as the John Sanford Centre.

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STWLC Urging Entrepreneurs to Get in Touch

STWLC Urging Entrepreneurs to Get in Touch

The Sir Thomas White Loan Charity is encouraging budding young entrepreneurs from Leicestershire to get in touch to help their start-up get off the ground.

The Charity, based at Friars Mill, just outside Leicester city centre, provides nine-year interest free loans of up to £15,000 to people aged over 18 and under the age of 35 wishing to start their own business. Successful borrowers are provided with a three-year break period before equal monthly repayments commence, thus providing a lengthy period for businesses to become fully operational.

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Borrower Melissa’s Inspirational Charity Flourishing

Borrower Melissa’s Inspirational Charity Flourishing

Over the years, The Sir Thomas White Loan Charity has assisted the start-up of many businesses, each with their own inspirational story behind them. However, in the case of business borrower Melissa March, her story is one that continues to inspire.

Melissa’s loan was used to establish Learning for the Fourth Age (L4A), which has become established as an award-winning charity. L4A provides learning opportunities to older people receiving care, either in care settings – such as care homes or nursing homes, or with individuals in their own homes.

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Turning Injury Into Opportunity Helped Hinckley-based Shop Owner

Turning Injury Into Opportunity Helped Hinckley-based Shop Owner

A case of turning a negative situation into an opportunity motivated Dildar Sandhu to launch his business, The Stottie Shop in Hinckley.

The culinary entrepreneur used to play hockey at county level – before he had the misfortune of breaking his leg doing so. This meant he had to take six-months out from work, giving him plenty of spare time to fill. Some people might have done nothing but sit at home and curse their bad luck. Not Dildar.

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STWLC Head of Trustees Presents DMU Award

STWLC Head of Trustees Presents DMU Award

A student who set up her own business teaching children and young people about maths and science recently won De Montfort University’s Pitch2Win Awards – which are sponsored by the Sir Thomas White Loan Charity.

The Charity’s Head of Trustees attended the finale of this university-wide contest on Thursday 26 April, where he also presented the grand prize to this year’s winner.

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Winners to Be Announced at STWLC-Sponsored Entrepreneur Contest

Winners to Be Announced at STWLC-Sponsored Entrepreneur Contest

Student entrepreneurs from De Montfort University will find out who has won a £1,000 prize tonight (26 April) in the finals of a university-wide contest to find the best start-up idea – which has been sponsored by The Sir Thomas White Loan Charity.

The Pitch2Win finals will be held at De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) with guests from Leicestershire companies, business mentors and staff from DMU’s range of business support services.

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The Sir Thomas White Loan Charity – Office Move

The Sir Thomas White Loan Charity – Office Move

The Sir Thomas White Loan Charity will be moving office on Friday 8 April, and will be open in its new premises on Monday 11 April.

Its new office will be base at the following address:

Unit 5, Friars Mill, Bath Lane, Leicester, LE3 5BE

Our phone number will remain 0116 2046 620 and our office hours will also still be 8:00am to 4:00pm, Monday to Thursday.

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Sir Thomas White Loan Charity Appoints New Chairman

Sir Thomas White Loan Charity Appoints New Chairman

The Sir Thomas White Loan Charity is delighted to announce the appointment of David Howard as Chairman of the Trust.

He replaces outgoing Chairman Hugh Stevenson, who will remain as a trustee with the Charity; which supports young entrepreneurs and postgraduate students in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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