Connor Murphy – A-c.a.t.M.o.t.o.r.s

`Innov8 On Sheppey have given me great support with my new business. I love motorbikes and wanted to start a business where I refurbished and sold them for a living. Thanks to their input and guidance I have been able to redefine my ideas and focus on my business plan.  They have put me on the right path and have given me the confidence and determination to make my business a...

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Dionne Jarvis and Pete Perrin – Boys to Men Clothing

‘Andrew Deeley from Innov8 on Sheppey has helped us a lot in getting our business ready to start. He gave us lots of advice in the early days about what we would need to do to start our business , he also helped get us on the right path with the job centre who placed us on the NEA program and helped us get our business plan ready for the NEA mentor to sign us off as a viable new enterprise, and allowed us to commence with the program to get financial help to start our...

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Fiona Finnegan – Twinkling Little Ones

‘Twinklinglittleones baby massage and yoga had been in the front of my mind for three years. I achieved the relevant qualifications and begun some private work with friends and voluntary work with vulnerable families. I am not a business person though-and had heard about the business incubator via facebook. During my first meeting with Andrew, I knew that when he stated ‘…and when you need to employ others to help cover your workload…’ I was in the right...

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Magda Marshal – Magda’s Holistic Therapies

‘As a self-employed person starting up a business I have found the team at Innov8 On Sheppey to have been invaluable; giving advise on self-employment and tax, as well as help with a website and lot’s of practical information that’s needed when starting out. Magda’s Holistic Therapies offers professional holistic treatments and training courses at an affordable price. Located at Calm Company Victoria Street I specialise in Reiki and Reiki courses,...

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Lee McCall – McCalls of Kent

‘I came across Innov8 On Sheppey via a recommendation from a friend and so got in touch. They invited me along to the Business Startup Show in Olympia, where I got to discuss my idea to set up a minibus shuttle service to Gatwick and Heathrow, with the occasional trips to London Shows and places of interest. In my mind I had convinced myself that I needed at least £20k to £30k to buy a minibus and get everything set up to start trading, however following a valuable...

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Sam Reid – Shop On Sheppey

‘I called into Innov8 On Sheppey following a conversation with my advisor at the Job Centre Plus. I was hoping to get advice on how best to start up my web design business but got a lot more than I bargained for. After an hour with Andrew, he turned to me and told me that there was someone he would like to introduce me to and that I should take a look at what he had started with a local online market place, similar to the Amazon Marketplace. I met Simon Kiteley at...

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