Wednesday, May 29, 2024

West Northamptonshire entrepreneurs awarded business grants

18 entrepreneurs from West Northamptonshire have been awarded business grants of £2,000 from the Business & IP Centre Northamptonshire’s (BIPC) Build Your Business initiative.

This project has received £374,600 from the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund, allocated by West Northamptonshire Council who host BIPC Northamptonshire for the county.

Build Your Business sees the potential entrepreneurs participate in various business support sessions, designed to help strengthen their business and enable them to establish sustainable new enterprises, followed by the opportunity to secure seed funding.

The successful grant winners of the first round of grants are:

  • Alessandra Amico-Jones – Alessandra Amico-Jones EFT
  • Chris Bartley – Towcester Carpet Cleaning Company
  • Leah Campbell – The Inclusive Strengths Co
  • Callie Early – Ace Decluttering
  • Milly Fyfe – No Fuss Meals For Busy Parents
  • Brendan Gilbert & Harry Evans – TwelveTwentyFive
  • Stephen Hodgkinson – Affordable EV Charging Solutions
  • Nicola Kay – Kay Howard Tutoring
  • Zoe Laughton – Laughton Young Consulting Limited
  • Roddy Lloyd-Jones – LJPhotostop
  • Tessa McAndrew – Remidy Clinic
  • Francis Robertson-Marriott & Ralph Major – The Cool Classics (TCC)
  • Aveline Rust & Aprille Russell – Glam-Start Hair and Beauty Academy
  • Davit Sikharulidze – Mavis Technologies Limited
  • Vicky Skinner – Animal Focused
  • Gareth Watson & Sarah Watson – Procare Clean
  • Adrian Watt – Brackley Ewaste Recycling
  • Michelle Westgarth – Wootton Wellness Counselling Services

Cllr Daniel Lister, Cabinet Member for Economic Development, Town Centre Regeneration & Growth, said: “A huge congratulations to all the winners of the Build Your Business programme.

“Entrepreneurs and start-up businesses thrive in West Northamptonshire and we are dedicated to delivering the necessary support to amplify these activities even more and enable long-term business survival in the area.

“It is for this reason that we are proud to host the BIPC Northamptonshire Team in West Northamptonshire Council, along with hosting the South East Midlands Growth Hub and our very own Economic Growth & Inward Investment Service.

“As a local authority we want to see every business in our area thrive and for this reason we have allocated the majority of our UK Shared Prosperity and Rural England Prosperity funding towards supporting businesses and creating employment opportunities to sustain the local economy. I encourage all businesses to take a look at our funding website to find details on how to apply for all of our support and grants.”

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