Apprentice winner helps residents to start own business
On Tuesday 16 April six young people from Hackney and Hammersmith & Fulham celebrated completion of their business training with Apprentice winner Tim Campbell’s Bright Ideas Trust Business Box Programme.
Southern Housing Group has worked in partnership with the Bright Ideas Trust to fund, develop and deliver the project, with a £15,000 grant and 10 of its young residents taking part.
The Bright Ideas Trust is a charity that helps to support young people to develop their own businesses. The three month training programme offered practical advice and guidance in business management. During this time the participants set up four businesses and will now receive 18 months of on-going support from The Bright Ideas Trust and Southern Housing Group as these develop.
Sonia Watson, Youth Project Manager at Southern Housing Group, said, “It has been really inspiring to see our young residents develop their business ideas. We are committed to creating opportunities for our younger residents to help them develop their skills and meet their aspirations. We look forward to continuing our support of these budding entrepreneurs and I can’t wait to see how well they do.”
Tim Campbell, Chairman and co-founder of Bright Ideas Trust, said, “Bright Ideas Trust jumped at the chance to work with Southern Housing and provide our Business Box tool kit to residents near their homes. These young people have shown great potential and with the help and guidance from real business mentors and trainers, I am confident along with the team at Bright Ideas Trust, led by Lisa Gagliani, that they will develop business skills that they can carry with them throughout their lives.”
Are you aged 18-30 and looking to start your own business?
The Bright Ideas Trust could help with Start Up Loans of up to £9,500 and support with your business planning.