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Over £70,000 Approved in Opening Quarter of 2018

Over £70,000 Approved in Opening Quarter of 2018

The Sir Thomas White Loan Charity is pleased to announce that a total of eight interest-free loans, totalling £77,227, were approved following the Charity’s opening quarterly interviews of 2018.

One of Leicester’s oldest charities, The Sir Thomas White Loan Charity provides people between the ages of 18 and 35 with loans of up to £20,000 to help start or develop business within the county, or £10,000 to aid postgraduate study. All loans are completely interest-free for a nine-year period, with equal monthly repayments commencing three years after the loan is taken out.

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Sophie Élise Scoops Prestigious Accolade

Sophie Élise Scoops Prestigious Accolade

A beauty salon that benefited from a Sir Thomas White Loan Charity business loan has been named East Midlands Beauty Salon of the Year, in a prestigious series of awards which recognise the beauty industry within Great Britain.

Sophie Élise Beauty Boutique, located in Melton Mowbray, beat three other finalists to the title. In addition, Sophie Élise was named runner-up in the Salon Retailer of the Year category; a national accolade.

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Over £180,000 Approved In Interest-Free Loans

Over £180,000 Approved In Interest-Free Loans

The Sir Thomas White Loan Charity, based in Friars Mill, Leicester, has revealed that a grand total of £185,420 was approved in interest-free business and education loans in the Charity’s final quarter of 2017.

Of that sum, £124,100 is to be used to help 10 entrepreneurs start up or develop businesses within Leicestershire and Rutland, whilst a further £61,320 will be delivered to enable eight students to continue their studies at postgraduate level.

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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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Success Story – Eyes on the Pies

Success Story – Eyes on the Pies

From festive foundations, Melton-based Incredible Pies has established a reputation for delivering a wide variety of tasty treats, suitable for satisfying even the toughest of sweet teeth – with The Sir Thomas White Loan Charity playing a small part in the company’s growing success.

Established by Pete and Rob Sharpe, who applied for an interest-free business loan from the Charity in order to develop his start-up, Incredible Pies has now gained a strong customer-base following its presence at food events in Leicestershire and beyond.

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Extended Videos Reveal Charity’s Help

Extended Videos Reveal Charity’s Help

You may have seen the brand-new Sir Thomas White Loan Charity video – but now, we’re delighted to bring you some extended footage from interviews with two of the businesses featured – The Sewing Cafe and William Wheelwright Hair.

The interviews with packed full of information which provides prospective borrowers with an insight into the measures required to make your business work – not to mention details of how each borrower found working with The Sir Thomas White Loan Charity and how the loan  they obtained benefited their respective business.

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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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STWLC Launches New Promotional Video

STWLC Launches New Promotional Video

The Sir Thomas White Loan Charity has released a brand-new promotional video, produced by two fellow Leicester businesses that have benefited from the Charity’s interest-free loans.

The three-minute long video is a result of a working partnership between marketing agency Soar Media and video production company On Point Productions; both of which received funding from the Charity during the respective business’ infancy.

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Borrower Releases Debut Album

Borrower Releases Debut Album

A former Miss Leicester, who contacted The Sir Thomas White Loan Charity in a bid to help get her music production business off the ground, has released her debut album, entitled ‘Find Your Tribe’.

Léna Walker, who borrowed from the Charity in 2014 in order to establish herself as a recording artist, music producer and guitar teacher, is back in the United Kingdom having spent six months hitch-hiking around South America and the West Indies with little more than her guitar and flip-flops. During her travels, Léna has been writing music, culminating in the production of ‘Find Your Tribe’ – the debut album which is being released independently.

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Charity Approves £87,500 in Interest-Free Loans

Charity Approves £87,500 in Interest-Free Loans

The Sir Thomas White Loan Charity is delighted to announce a total sum of £87,500 of interest-free loans were approved, following the Charity’s final round of interviews with prospective borrowers for 2016.

The figure from the final quarter takes the grand total delivered in loans for the year to an impressive £375,000.

One of Leicestershire’s oldest charities, the Sir Thomas White Loan Charity – based at Leicester’s Friar’s Mill – provides people aged over 18 and under the age of 35 with business and education loans, which are interest-free over a period of nine years.

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