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Success Story: App Launch Well Worth the ‘Weight’

Success Story: App Launch Well Worth the ‘Weight’

With an innovative idea, a strong knowledge of the subject matter and the drive to make it happen, Simon Long had everything in place to make his start-up succeed.

With the help of an interest-free business loan from The Sir Thomas White Loan Charity, funding wasn’t a problem either.

However, when his initial business partner’s abrupt departure from the project left him needing to start from scratch, Simon’s passion and determination was put to the test; a test that with perseverance and desire, he passed with flying colours.

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Success Story: Pushing The Boundaries of Textile Design

Success Story: Pushing The Boundaries of Textile Design

Have you ever felt restricted in your job; unable to find fulfilment in what you’re doing despite working within your chosen industry? It’s a common issue that acts as motivation for many to become their own boss, so as to maximise their potential and obtain that all-important job satisfaction.

It’s one of the key reasons many people get in touch with The Sir Thomas White Loan Charity to apply for one of our interest-free business loans of up to £20,000.

Hannah Croft was one of many people unable to feel that her job gave her the satisfaction she hoped for or expected. That was until she created her own job.

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Success Story – Skytribe Dance Studio

Success Story – Skytribe Dance Studio

In addition to helping people across Leicestershire and Rutland start a business from scratch, The Sir Thomas White Loan Charity also makes its interest-free business loans available to people wishing to develop their business; something that borrower Hannah Myatt was able to do.

Provided that the business has been running for four years or less and that an applicant meets the other necessary criteria, the Charity’s investment of up to £20,000 is on offer.

Hannah, a dancer and dance teacher, set up her studio – Skytribe – with the help of a small loan, but later found that additional work was required to bring the premises up to the standards she desired – which is where The Sir Thomas White Loan Charity came in.

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A Master of Her Craft

A Master of Her Craft

A key attraction to starting a business is the opportunity to utilise a talent or passion on a day-to-day basis, creating a career out of something that provides enjoyment and satisfaction.

It is something that fuelled 28-year-old Jen Pyrah, whose gift for fine art has since been transferred to her business Wren & Wilson, which was set up after Jen successfully applied for a business loan from The Sir Thomas White Loan Charity.

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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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