Prince’s Trust enterprise workshop in Louth

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If you are aged 18 to 30, unemployed or working fewer than 16 hours per week and are looking to go self-employed then The Prince’s Trust could help you to fulfil your ambitions.

The Trust will be holding a free four day Explore Enterprise Workshop course at the Louth Enterprise Centre, Fairfield Road Industrial Estate Louth, from Monday March 17 to Thursday March 20 where practical help and advice and financial support to young people will be available.

“The aim of the event is to support and sustain an entrepreneurial culture amongst young people living in Louth and surrounding area, raising their aspirations and presenting business start-up as a realistic life choice,” said Trudy Roberts of The Prince’s Trust.

“These workshops have been specifically designed for those aged between 18 to 30 who are unemployed or working less than 16 hours. Working in conjunction with key partners and stakeholders our aim is to provide local support for young people and inspire a new generation of young entrepreneurs here in Louth,” added Trudy Roberts.

The Prince’s Trust, who last year held similar successful events in Louth and elsewhere in East Lindsey, will be offering new start-up loans to young entrepreneurs after securing funding from the Start-Up Loans Company, an independent body, chaired by Dragons’ Den entrepreneur James Caan.

Twenty seven-year-old Adam Stride who lives in Low Hameringham, East Lindsey and whose business is conducted in Louth, Boston and Lincoln, has already benefited from The Prince’s Trust Explore Enterprise Workshop which was instrumental in him setting up and subsequently running his own PA Hire company specialising in renting sound equipment and lighting sets.

Keen to set up his own business – Street Sounds, the business provides technician support for events as well as a DJ services in Lincolnshire. He now has regular work booked providing his expertise to the local club scenes and is hoping to develop more links with local venues looking for quality, affordable sound and lighting equipment and D J services for events conferences and parties in the region.

“The Princes Trust has been amazing! Their help throughout has helped me make my dream a reality. Now Street Sounds can really bring sound to light,” said Adam.

The Trust’s Enterprise programme was established 30 years ago and helps unemployed and disadvantaged young people to explore entrepreneurial ideas and turn their business plans into reality with a low-interest loan and a mentor.

If you are interested in attending this event or would like more information please register your details with Trudy Roberts trudy.roberts@princes-trust.org.uk tel: 07808 717468.