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Success Story: Bride Swaps Classroom Stationery for Vintage Crockery

Success Story: Bride Swaps Classroom Stationery for Vintage Crockery

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.

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STWLC Approves 100% of Applicants in Latest Quarter

STWLC Approves 100% of Applicants in Latest Quarter

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.

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Success Story: Mother-of-Four Pursues Profession and Parenthood

Success Story: Mother-of-Four Pursues Profession and Parenthood

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.

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Charity Features in Mail on Sunday

Charity Features in Mail on Sunday

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.

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Success Story: Raising The Bar With A Unique Idea

Success Story: Raising The Bar With A Unique Idea

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.

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