Landlord Plus helps tenant set up in business
The Runcorn-based start up is a change of direction for Samantha, who practices holistic therapies including Reiki, reflexology and massage at Simply Angels, as well as teaching yoga.
Previously, she was a full-time script editor for shows including Hollyoaks and Grange Hill, and enjoyed training in alternative therapies in her spare time. As a single parent to a young daughter, the long hours on set took their toll and Samantha realised she would have to make a change.
With a little help and support from Plus Dane’s engagement team and the new Landlord Plus offer, we were able to put Samantha in touch with one of our strategic partners, the Enterprise Hub at Liverpool’s The Women’s Organisation.
There, she was given a business adviser who was able to help find premises for Simply Angels at Heath Business Park in Runcorn, and signpost her to further training and courses.
Now, Samantha can work around school times and weekends and is able to still enjoy plenty of family time – and business is really taking off.
“My hobby became my passion which is now my employment,” she says.
You can find Simply Angels on Facebook, or email Samantha on firstname.lastname@example.org.