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Success stories

Above the Brine

Above the Brine

Business Wales has helped us, from the business plan to help with taking on staff through the kickstart scheme.

Liz and Simon Kirkham decided to turn their love of boats and water into opening their own business. So, they took the plunge and bought a boatyard.

With no experience of previously running a business, they were matched with a Business Wales mentor who supported Liz and Simon with the overall business management. They also attended two webinars, ‘Tax and Bookkeeping’ and ‘Starting and Running a Business’, to further develop their business knowledge. The support they received allowed them to draft a business plan and a cash flow forecast, reviewed by their mentor to ensure they were on the right track.

Additionally, they have employed a young person from the Kickstart Scheme, which provided employers funding to create jobs for 16 to 24-year-olds on Universal Credit.

Above the Brine provides a range of marine services and equipment for boats at Victoria Dock in Caernarfon.

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