The Sir Thomas White Loan Charity will be moving office on Friday 8 April, and will be open in its new premises on Monday 11 April.
Its new office will be base at the following address:
Unit 5, Friars Mill, Bath Lane, Leicester, LE3 5BE
Our phone number will remain 0116 2046 620 and our office hours will also still be 8:00am to 4:00pm, Monday to Thursday.
The Sir Thomas White Loan Charity is delighted to announce the appointment of David Howard as Chairman of the Trust.
He replaces outgoing Chairman Hugh Stevenson, who will remain as a trustee with the Charity; which supports young entrepreneurs and postgraduate students in Leicestershire and Rutland.
Billions of pounds are spent each year across the hair and beauty industry in the UK, meaning there’s a lot of competition amongst salon owners. But William Wheelwright, who set up his own hairdressers in Oakham with help from the Sir Thomas White Loan Charity, doesn’t see this as a bad thing – just an opportunity to try different things to set his business apart from the rest.
He has developed a variety of innovative offers to help attract new custom, including the opportunity for men to pay an upfront annual cost for their haircuts, and says that getting people through the door is one of the most daunting parts of starting a business.
Saturday 5th December is Small Business Saturday – we hope any of our borrowers involved in the day have a great time, and would encourage potential loan candidates to apply to receive funding from us.
Small businesses are the backbone of the UK economy – which is why we’re proud to be able to support so many entrepreneurs and start-ups in a range of industries.
Around 800 career-driven students attended De Montfort University’s PAVE (Plan Ahead, Value Employability) conference on Tuesday 10th November, and Sir Thomas White Loan Charity trustee David Howard was on hand to promote its business and education loans.
Between 11:00am and 3:00pm, the Charity had a stand in the main conference hall of the University’s new event space The Venue.
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.
Business loanee Laura Cook, MD of the Learning Support Centre, has been nominated for two awards at the Leicester Mercury Women in Business Awards 2015.
Laura’s business won the Services Award at the Leicester Mercury Business Awards earlier this year and is now in the running for Business Woman of the Year and Entrepreneur of the Year.
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.
Massive congratulations to Laura Cook and The Learning Support Centre on winning the Services Award at this year’s Leicester Mercury Business Awards!
Laura borrowed from the Sir Thomas White Loan Charity to help get her business to where it is today and we’re extremely proud of how well she’s doing.
The Sir Thomas White Loan Charity has announced the latest figure approved to people in Leicestershire aged between 18 and 35, with £136,374 provided in nine-year interest-free loans following the Charity’s most recent round of interviews with prospective borrowers, which were held in February.