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Charity Hosts Leicester Business Festival Event for Aspiring Business Owners

Charity Hosts Leicester Business Festival Event for Aspiring Business Owners

The Sir Thomas White Loan Charity (STW) hosted its first-ever event for aspiring business owners at Friars Mill on Wednesday 31 October, forming part of the 2018 Leicester Business Festival.

‘Challenges and Triumphs of Business Start-Up’ allowed delegates to hear first-hand accounts of the journey experienced by two young business owners within Leicester, in addition to accessing insightful information regarding business planning, creating a financial forecast and the interest-free financial support available through The Sir Thomas White Loan Charity.

Speaking at the event were business loan borrowers and STW ambassadors, Hannah Myatt – owner of Skytribe Dance Studio, and Lee Tomes, who owns Orange Fox Productions.

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EVENT – Challenges and Triumphs of Business Start-Up

EVENT – Challenges and Triumphs of Business Start-Up

Join The Sir Thomas White Loan Charity for an event not to be missed for any young or aspiring business owner in Leicestershire.

Forming part of the 2018 Leicester Business Festival, the event – Challenges and Triumphs of Business Start-Up – takes place at Friars Mill from 9.30am on Wednesday 31 October 2018 and is completely FREE OF CHARGE to attend.

The three-hour long event is perfect for those aged between 18 and 34 who want to start, or have recently started, their own business.

Those in attendance will hear first-hand from young businesses who have experienced the challenges and triumphs of starting a business within Leicestershire, making the leap as a young person to become self-employed.

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Charity Alters Terms to Make Borrowing Easier

Charity Alters Terms to Make Borrowing Easier

The Sir Thomas White Loan Charity, based at Friars Mill (pictured) in Leicester, has adjusted a number of its terms and conditions so as to make it easier for applicants to obtain one of the Charity’s interest-free business and education loans – in some cases approving selected applicants unable to meet the guarantor requirements in full.

In addition, applicants may borrow an improved sum in order to support business start-up or development, or post-graduate study.

One of the county’s oldest charities, named after one of Leicester’s most generous benefactors, Sir Thomas White – who features on the city’s iconic clock tower, The Sir Thomas White Loan Charity provides loans to people aged between 18 and 35 to establish new businesses within Leicestershire and Rutland, in addition to smaller sums to support the cost of continuing studies for a post-graduate qualification.

Business loan applicants may now borrow up to £20,000 to assist with either a start-up project or to take a developing business to the next level. This move is a £5,000 increase on the total sum a business loan applicant could previously apply for.

Alongside this, the Charity has increased the total sum an education borrower may take out as an interest-free loan, with the new £10,000 figure a £4,000 increase on the previous maximum of £6,000.

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Meet a Trustee in Leicester at Phoenix Square and LCB Depot

Meet a Trustee in Leicester at Phoenix Square and LCB Depot

To spread awareness of the support the Sir Thomas White Loan Charity can offer, trustee David Howard will be attending a networking session at Phoenix Square followed by a visit to LCB Depot, on Wednesday 30 March.

Firstly, he will be at Creative Coffee from 10:00am to 12:00pm, to speak to any entrepreneurs in attendance that might be able to benefit from a business loan from the Charity.

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DMU Law Grad Sets Sights on Becoming a Barrister

DMU Law Grad Sets Sights on Becoming a Barrister

A recent De Montfort University Graduate is currently studying for the Bar, with her sights set on becoming a barrister, thanks to assistance from The Sir Thomas White Loan Charity.

Jasmin Mohamed, who completed her undergraduate Law degree at DMU, gained a deeper desire to become a barrister during her studies – which has led her to firmly set her sights on reaching her goal.

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Leicester Business Festival Events Supported by STWLC

Leicester Business Festival Events Supported by STWLC

The 2015 Leicester Business Festival (LBF) commenced on Monday 26th October and will run until Friday 6th November, and the Sir Thomas White Loan Charity is supporting two of the many events taking place.

Both of these are free to attend, and will provide a range of business owners and budding entrepreneurs the chance to develop their knowledge.

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