Kirkby in Ashfield based hair and beauty salon, Chic Boutique, a past beneficiary of the scheme was recently shortlisted for a hair and beauty award for the East Midlands.
Natalie Wadley, co-owner of Chic Boutique, said: “We never imagined for a second that when creating Chic Boutique we would be offering these employment and training opportunities now and be moving forward hopefully to expand and provide more job opportunities for the area.
“The grant improvement scheme was so easy to apply for and the decision was quick. This helped build a salon where people want to work and created job satisfaction and training opportunities. We feel very lucky to have such a supportive team and a loyal customer base. We will be eternally grateful for the added support of our local authority and the community”.
Edd de Coverly, Service Director for Place and Communities said: “Ashfield District Council recognises the importance of the area's town centres and local shopping streets to the local economy. It’s fantastic to see this scheme making such a difference to local businesses as well as creating jobs for local residents”.
If you believe your project meets the criteria of the scheme and would like to apply then please contact the Ashfield & Mansfield Regeneration Service on (01623) 463174 for an informal discussion or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org