Tom grew up in a deprived part of Rotherham, and had lost all hope of finding work before receiving support from The Prince’s Trust. The Enterprise programme enabled him to set up his own shop, which is now going from strength to strength.
Sara suffers from a muscular-neurological condition which makes it extremely difficult for her to work for other people. She had the idea of setting up a confectionary and gift company, which she was able to bring to life with the help of The Prince’s Trust.
Arfan Naseer, known as Naz, got involved in the wrong crowd, and was sent to prison at the age of 21. Whilst in prison he decided to try and build a better future for himself, and took part in The Prince’s Trust Team programme. He now works with the hardest-to-reach young people, deterring them from a life of crime.
Front Up Rugby, a forward thinking and innovative menswear brand, has bypassed the banks and turned to the crowd to raise the money it needed to fund second stage growth.
Michael faced a tough start in life, and spent a long period of his childhood in care. Nevertheless, he was determined to succeed, and has built his successful business with the help of The Trust.
Duane’s interest in IT started at an early age, however he found himself unemployed at 19, and bad decisions resulted in him spending time in prison. On his release he decided to set up his own IT business, which he was able to do with support from The Prince’s Trust.
Everyone wants to be an entrepreneur these days, but few people have any money to do anything about it.
Jeremy Fennell, Managing Director, PC World Business on the most effective ways to manage your cash flow on the move.
More than 120 high-potential start-ups from around the world convened in London this week to participate in the Start-Up Games, competing for the chance to be recognised as an international start-up champion.
A recent survey from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development showed that two-thirds of companies believe they will have to cut jobs if the economy does not improve over the next 12 months. However, as most businesses are acutely aware, while reducing the payroll may be necessary, there can be negative ramifications; for example skills shortages, impact upon resourcing, damage to morale and so on.
Jade lived in care from the age of 13, then left school at 16 and moved into supported housing. Despite her tough start in life, the 23-year-old from Saltash has now opened her own beauty business with help from The Prince’s Trust.