Wirral Chamber of Commerce helps turn resolution into reality
Starting up is one of the most daunting prospects facing entrepreneurs. Arriving at Wirral Chamber of Commerce’s first Start-Up Business Workshop with existing skills and a business idea, Julian Perkins was well placed to turn his business dream into a reality.
Originally from London, Julian started a career installing Jukeboxes and disco equipment nationally. Work brought him up to Wirral where in 1998 he settled whilst working for Perfect Music running the Northern contract. An injury three years ago made Julian rethink his career and outlook especially with the physical aspect of his job.
Keen to utilise his existing expertise in the electrical industry, Julian attended a Start-Up Business Workshop, delivered by Local Growth Hub broker, Wirral Chamber and partner of the Enterprise Hub. With support and guidance from the Wirral Chamber of Commerce team, Julian established Grounded Tech Solutions, a company that specialises in looking after PAT testing as well as advising customers on existing electrics within a building.
On the workshop, Julian commented: "The support I have received has been invaluable, showing me I am not alone and really made me focus on how I present myself and target my customers”.
Setting himself up today as a sole trader, Julian is delighted to now be a fully-fledged member of the Wirral business community.
Paula Basnett, CEO of Wirral Chamber of Commerce said: "The Enterprise Hub is a fantastic programme that helps people develop the skills, contacts, and confidence to start their own business. I am proud that Wirral Chamber of Commerce has been able to support Julian to turn his New Year’s Resolution into reality and encourage anyone with a business idea to contact us.”
Three months into the project, being delivered by Wirral Chamber, the Enterprise Hub is helping start-up businesses like Julian’s to find their feet, ensuring that people’s business ideas are given the support required to become successful companies.
If you’re thinking of starting a business in Wirral, please contact The Enterprise Team on 0151 650 6940
The Local Growth Hub is funded by the England European Regional Development Fund as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth programme 2014-2020. The Department for Communities and Local Government is the Managing Authority for European Regional Development Fund. Established by the European Union, the European Regional Development Fund helps local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support innovation, business, create jobs and local community regenerations.