Helen Aston felt ‘disenchanted’ in her career as a teacher and set up Honey Bee’s Vintage Teas after she got married back in 2009.
She’s now ditched the classroom to supply vintage decorations for weddings and other special occasions.
With help from the Sir Thomas White Loan Charity her business has really taken off, and she already has bookings for her services as far in advance as 2018.
The Sir Thomas White Loan Charity has once again demonstrated its commitment to developing businesses and individuals within Leicestershire and Rutland, through the quarterly approval of 16 interest-free loans, totalling £117,000.
Of this figure, £57,000 will be used to start up or develop businesses within the county. Five business loans will be used to help get new companies up and running, whilst an additional loan was approved to help develop the construction business of an existing borrower.
Emma Sammels is the owner of SIMPLY ACUPUNCTURE, one of the many unique and wonderful businesses we’ve provided financial support to.
Providing a range of acupuncture treatments tailored to each patient’s individual needs Emma can treat a range of ailments including anxiety, chronic fatigue and hay fever to name just a few.
Congratulations to business borrowers Gareth Hazard and Sam Lockwood from Bossa Café Bar, who have just announced they have purchased The Looking Glass on Braunstone Gate, Leicester.
Gareth and Sam set up GS Bars in 2013 with our help and it’s great to see them expanding their business venture.
Have you got a talent you think you could turn into a business? Think you could be the best in your field of expertise?
Mother-of-four Natalie Godefroy from Beauty Defined knew she had the skills to succeed in her industry and started her own beauty clinic back in 2011. With help from The Sir Thomas White Loan Charity, Natalie has managed to grow her own company while managing her family life at the same time.
Are you a recent graduate, struggling to get a full-time job in the role that you want?
James and his business partner Craig were in the same situation when they graduated with degrees in Music Technology from De Montfort University.
The Sir Thomas White Loan Charity featured in a recent article, published in the Financial Mail on Sunday.
The feature article, authored by Sally Hamilton and published in the Mail on Sunday on Sunday 10th May, looks at the organisations that are providing financial assistance to budding entrepreneurs across the country, highlighting the work being carried out in Leicestershire and Rutland by the Sir Thomas White Loan Charity.
Back in 2004 Matt Pantling turned his love for DJing into a business as he started up Dancefloor DJs.
His business offers a professional and talented DJ and mobile disco set-up with music to suit anyone’s taste, helping to create truly unforgettable events.
Massive congratulations to Laura Cook and The Learning Support Centre on winning the Services Award at this year’s Leicester Mercury Business Awards!
Laura borrowed from the Sir Thomas White Loan Charity to help get her business to where it is today and we’re extremely proud of how well she’s doing.
Bossa is Leicester’s first Café Bar – a unique all-day venue where you can go for a coffee in the morning, have a light lunch during the day and then enjoy a few beers or cocktails at night.
Inspired by European culture, particularly Italy and Spain where these sorts of establishments aren’t so rare, Gareth Hazard reopened Bossa as a Café Bar 18 months ago with help from The Sir Thomas White Loan Charity.