After the summer, we had a very successful month of applications. September saw 43 different businesses receive support from our range of Mentors and funded with money ranging from £1000 to £25,000.

Out of the 43 people we helped, 7 of these were in Scotland and 39.5% of applicants were over 30 years of age.

We funded and supported:

7 food and drink related businesses. These include a Caribbean style restaurant and a business geared towards making handmade and bespoke Cheesecakes.

2 fashion businesses.

2 gardening businesses. One was a retail outlet providing equipment and the other providing services.

Several different retail business with a range of products both online and offline. These included a military and outdoor shop.

Apart from those we also funded a games company, a mobile massaging business, a music promotion company, a gap year programme, a scrap collector, a photographer and a person who created an innovative drinks and food holder for various events and festivals!

For more information about these businesses, please watch out for October's entry soon on our blog. If you are interested in the services we have offered to these businesses, please check out our apply now page.