With the help from Enterprise Hub Partners The Princes Trust Thomas and Joshua (both 21) have set up a successful business, Kraken Motorcycles based in Wallasey, Wirral. The business refurbishes and sells old motorcycles giving them a new lease of life.
Prior to joining The Princes Trust Enterprise programme, both Thomas and Joshua were unemployed and things weren’t going to plan for them as they were unable to gain work and had been claiming benefits for a number of months. They had previously trained in college to gain their motor diagnostic technician qualifications and decided that they wanted to find out about becoming self employed.
Thomas and Joshua approached The Princes Trust towards the end of last year and attended an informal Information Session to learn about Princes Trust support before successfully completing the Exploring Enterprise Course. The free four day training course gave them skills and knowledge in booking, tax, business planning and marketing and selling. In addition it gave them confidence to believe that they could make their ideas a reality.
Thomas said “The Prince's Trust Enterprise Programme gave us loads to think about and has given us a whole new outlook on life. That is 100% down to The Trust and the help they have given me and Josh.”
After the course they gained one to one support from a business advisor to help them focus on their next steps. Once their business plan was complete they were awarded a £4000 start up loan to launch the business.
Since starting their business they have been given a mentor for two years, have secured regular orders and haven’t looked back since. Josh said “We would definitely recommend the Enterprise Programme to anyone looking to start up a business”
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