Alexander Saunders – Business Loan Borrower

“Looking back, I wish I’d applied sooner. I was probably a bit taken aback, thinking it was too good to be true. When I first heard about it, I thought it sounded amazing. If I didn’t have the support of the charity, 100% I wouldn’t be doing what I’m doing.”

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Kompal Khurana – Business Loan Borrower

“Before finding out about The Sir Thomas White Loan Charity I was looking at other loans, with high interest. But instead, the Charity supported me and that was a great thing to happen. I appreciate everything they have done.”

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Sophie Haynes – Business Loan Borrower

“The questions were thorough, but in no way overwhelming, as I’ve experienced with forms since. Everyone I have met through the charity has been nothing but supportive since. It’s full of amazing people.”

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Bipin AnandBipin Anand – Business Loan Borrower

“You have to know your business well and the finances. You’re speaking to experiences business professionals, so if you’re unsure about something, they are helpful, because they want to give you the money. They give tips and advice along the way. It’s not a Dragon’s Den process, where you either get money or you don’t, it’s so much more helpful than that.

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Mumtaz Ahmed – Business Loan Borrower and Grant Recipient

“Without the charity, I wouldn’t be where I am today. I moved to a bigger house, I have my own salon, I’m content…it’s changed my life.”

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Scott Moore – Business Loan Borrower and Grant Recipient

“If The Sir Thomas White Loan Charity wasn’t available to help us with both the original interest-free loan and then the grant on top, we wouldn’t be in business. It’s as simple as that.”

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Victoria Corcoran – Business Loan Borrower

“The charity was a bit of a beacon in the dark for me, because when I’d started to think about developing a teaching space – which was what my loan was used for – there was a lot out there, but when you drilled down to it, few of the options felt relevant to me.”

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Giulia Mio, Business Grant Recipient

“Finding out that there was a local charity that was willing to provide some financial support was a moment where all I could say was, ‘thank goodness’. I felt that the charity was thinking about people like me or those that share my workspace. Even if I was unsuccessful in applying, I was happy that there was an organisation in Leicester with good intentions.”

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Hazel Stuart, Business Loan Borrower

“Looking back, The Sir Thomas White Loan Charity helped me realise my dream of becoming a published children’s author. There’s no excuse not to follow your dreams if you qualify for their help. I recommend them all the time!”

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