14 Dec A local entrepreneur will see her dream become a reality
An Essex entrepreneur will see her dream become a reality thanks to a grant awarded by the Essex Young Entrepreneurs Network (EYEN).
The Essex Young Entrepreneurs Network awarded its first grant of £3,000 to Keri-Ann Stroud to set up her online gift store, Flower and Flame, which will go live early 2018. The store will specialise in long lasting flowers and candles.
Keri-Ann, from Colchester, left her job to set up her business and EYEN, which launched in the summer, recognised Keri-Ann’s passion to start her own business. She sourced Essex based suppliers and artisans to help her create her products and aims to grow her company and employ more staff when the time is right.
Keri-Ann said, “I am absolutely delighted to be awarded the EYEN grant. Without this funding, I would be a million miles away from bringing my business idea to market. This grant has genuinely given me the opportunity to change my life for the better.”