A man who started his own business hopes his story over the last six months can inspire young people to do the same.
Fraser Horne, aged 27, from Hamilton Lane, Bletchley, had the horror of seeing work as a self employed floor and wall tiler dry up completely six months ago after 10 years of giving him a living.
Going on benefits with Jobseekers’ Allowance wasn’t much help to him. His wife was earning £420 a month making him only entitled to £2.50 each week.
But three months ago he decided to do something about it by setting up as a window cleaner with a business he’s called ORCA. He then got approval for New Enterprise Allowance and hasn’t looked back,
Mr Horne said: “I am now an ever growing business in the area picking up more and more work and in a very short space of time have started earning a living again.”
He feels others should give it a go. He added: “I feel my experience shows that it is possible for young people with good ideas to be a success even in times of economical hardship. If a young person is out of work they need not be if they want to set up their own business and put their mind to developing an idea or product with the right target market.”