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STWLC Supports Manufacturing and Technology Accolade at Think BIG Awards

STWLC Supports Manufacturing and Technology Accolade at Think BIG Awards

The Sir Thomas White Loan Charity continued their support of budding Leicestershire-based entrepreneurs last week, attending Loughborough University’s Think BIG Awards; a celebration of student and graduate enterprise.

Taking place at Loughborough University on Wednesday 25th June, a sizable audience joined together to acknowledge a huge selection innovative projects developed by the university’s current students, alongside those that have recently graduated.

The Sir Thomas White Loan Charity sponsored the Manufacturing and Technology Award, which was presented to Susan Shelley for her business, Noux; a high-end design house specialising in innovative pet products and accessories.

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Success Story – BJB Heading ‘Hire’

Success Story – BJB Heading ‘Hire’

Russ Conway set up BJB Hire Centre over ten years ago, having since seen the business grow sizably.

Based in Thurmaston, BJB Hire Centre provides tool and machine hire, whether it be for the home, garden, decorating or construction.

In setting up the business, Russ obtained a £10,000 start-up loan from the Sir Thomas White Loan Charity, and explains why the financial assistance provided was so important to the development of BJB Hire Centre…

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Barrie Stephen Hair Team Acknowledges Huge Success

Barrie Stephen Hair Team Acknowledges Huge Success

The Barrie Stephen Hair team came together for the biggest night in their salon calendar in recent weeks – the B-Factor Awards.

The annual event, held at Leicester’s Banker’s Club, was a showcase of the team’s success over the past year and saw a new stylist welcomed to the artistic team. The event also welcomed speakers and VIP guests, organisations and companies who link with the salon group, in addition to recognition of ten stand-out winners from across four salons run by Barrie Stephen Hair.

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Success Story – Creating a Brighter Landscape

Success Story – Creating a Brighter Landscape

In the space of six years, Barry Randall has gone from working in the music industry, to becoming partner of a hugely successful landscaping company that has worked on a host of projects; one of which was part of a huge undertaking filmed for the hit BBC television programme, ‘DIY SOS’.

It’s an incredible story, which appears to be just getting started – and one in which the Sir Thomas White Loan Charity has played its part.

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Interviews to be Held in February

Interviews to be Held in February

We are pleased to announce that our first round of applicant interviews of 2014 will take place on Monday 3rd, Wednesday 5th, Thursday 6th and Thursday 11th February.

Monday 3rd February has been allocated to interview those that have applied for one of the Sir Thomas White Loan Charity’s education loans, whilst remaining dates will be utilised to interview prospective borrowers for our business loans, in addition to any additional education loan borrowers.

The Sir Thomas White Loan Charity provides loans that are interest free for nine years, with repayments to be made in equal instalments after three years.

Eligible borrowers looking to start up a business can borrow up to £15,000, whilst those applying for a loan to assist with post-graduate study can borrow up to £6,000.

To find out more and to discover whether you’re eligible for a business loan, CLICK HERE or alternatively CLICK HERE should you wish to learn more about the criteria for education loans.

The closing date for applications is Monday 13th January 2014.

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Success Story: Stepping Ahead

Success Story: Stepping Ahead

Working in an area you’re passionate about is arguably the best thing about running your own business, something that Lizze Leary happily testifies to.

Lizze is the co-founder of Kindred Sole, an online women’s shoe boutique which offers customers a plethora of shoes; designed by both renowned and up-and-coming designers.

A student of Fashion Buying at Leicester’s De Montfort University, Lizze became the recent recipient of the Leicestershire Young Business Executive of the Year Award; an accolade sponsored and presented by the Sir Thomas White Loan Charity.

Coincidentally, through Lizze’s business partner and fellow co-founder Beth Widdowson, the Sir Thomas White Loan Charity delivered an interest-free business loan to help start Kindred Sole.

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