The Mighty Creatives continue to grant £5000 to young entrepreneurs in Leicester

Leicester based charity The Mighty Creatives (TMC) have secured thousands of pounds to kickstart local young people who have a creative flair for business, and they don’t have to pay one penny back. Those aged 16 - 25 living in Leicester, Oadby and Wigston are entitled to this fantastic opportunity, to put their talents and ideas into a structured enterprise, and have the full benefit of mentors and workshops for business skills and education training.

The Bank of TMC are behind the initiative hoping to boost young people in their development, and tackle employment issues, already backing great new businesses like Retro Records owned by Elliot Goodger.

Retro Records repurpose old vinyls into homeware and music paraphernalia, creating crafts like bracelets and clocks. Elliot’s experience with The Bank of TMC has excelled his web development, marketing, and business acumen and he is now a successful young man with a great brand. He is already looking at expansion thanks to financial and physical support from The Mighty Creatives.

The Bank of TMC bring expert mentors of various business discipline to meet their young protegees, putting on ‘bootcamps’ to get one thinking analytically and practically about the realities of being an entrepreneur.

Jessica Okoro’s ingenious vision for a student cleaning company spotted a gap in the market for affordable services aimed at the bustling student population of Leicester. The Bank provided Jessica with tools to be an employer of other young people in the area, and have assigned an ongoing mentor to assist in her quest to see Pure Ivory continue in its success.

The Bank of TMC is looking for more participants to join in before the programme ends in June 2015. If you are a young person aged 16-25 in Leicester, Oadby or Wigston, don’t hesitate to contact the friendliest Bank Manager in town, Rob Aitken.

The Bank also welcome nominations from adults for young people they believe fit the bill. Creative young minds have never had to much opportunity to stand out and take control of their future.

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