Leicester-based photographer Scott Choucino has a busy few months ahead as he launches a number of new projects.
Scott received funding from the Charity to pursue post-graduate studies, and this has helped the talented creative to run his successful business and offer a range of services benefiting the community of Leicester.
Ruth Lord from Dress-A-Doll, who set up her business with help from STWLC, was a guest on BBC Radio Leicester last week telling her inspiring story.
Speaking to presenter Ben Jackson on Thursday 25th June, Ruth opened up about her battle with depression and explained how starting her company helped to turned her life around.
A former teacher who struggled to work due to illness is now successfully running her own business making handcrafted personalised rag dolls – after receiving financial support from The Sir Thomas White Loan Charity.
Ruth Lord and her husband Andrew now run Dress-A-Doll, the only rag doll company that makes a doll with a full head of hair that can be styled on the open market.
The Sir Thomas White Loan Charity has been ranked in the Top 25 Leicestershire charities in the Leicester Mercury’s ‘Leicestershire’s Top 200 Companies 2015’ publication.
The magazine, produced in association with De Montfort University and sponsored by Berkeley Insurance, ranks businesses and charities from across the county based on turnover and can be found in today’s Mercury (Tuesday 23rd June).
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…