Let’s Do Business Group and NatWest are in celebration mode as they have recently announced the winners of the first round of sell-out Her Biz Programmes piloting in Hastings and Maidstone.

Her Biz, Hastings.

The next Her Biz courses are taking place in Hastings and Folkestone this autumn, for women to overcome some of the barriers they face when thinking about taking the plunge as well as the chance to win £1000 towards start-up costs.

Helena Joyce, Her Biz Mentor and Programme Leader, commented:

“Workshops like Her Biz are key to overcoming barriers faced by women in business, and it has been a pleasure to work with such an inspiring group of people. An increase in business support could not only see financial growth for the economy but change the lives of many aspiring female entrepreneurs.”

Aspiring entrepreneur Jessica Fleischer was awarded funding to put towards her start-up, Hastings-based Fighting Fit Food, which sells nutritional meals to gym-goers, kick-boxers, martial arts fighters and people looking to live a healthier lifestyle.

Her Biz, Maidstone.

Maidstone Her Biz candidate, Platti Jennings, was delighted when she was announced the winner after an inspiring journey into launching her own business, ‘A Little Pot Of’. The start-up offers all-natural sustainable beauty products, providing little pots of loveliness in the form of body butter and lip balms and aim to provide good quality, sustainable products.

Platti said, “Her Biz is an amazing support programme for women looking to start a business. The information was hugely beneficial, and the positivity of others in the course really helped.”

Helena added, “All of the programme’s contenders have potential to develop successful businesses and we will continue to support everyone who participated – we’re excited to find out how they take their business ideas to the next level.”

Are you thinking of starting a business?

Expressions of interest are now open for Her Biz programmes in Hastings and Folkestone.

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