Success Stories

Friends launch their own Empire.

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Two friends have realised a dream to open their own Tattoo and Piercing studio, with help from Blackpool Council’s Get Started service.

Sean Powell, well-known local tattoo removal and piercing specialist, with 16 years’ experience has teamed up with Connor Prue, who has built a large following inthe Blackpool area as a Tattoo Artist to open their own studio on Church Street.

With the backing of their wives they have spent the last 6 months converting premises into a state of the art experience that combines quality equipment, premier
hygiene, and décor that puts clients at ease and make the whole experience an enjoyable one.

Already bookings have exceed all expectations and the future of Empire looks certain

Thanks to expert support from Blackpool Council’s Get Started service, they gained vital knowledge to help them a successful business.

Connor said: “Get Started gave us the confidence to start our business and with help to complete a business plan and support to access finance

“Get Started have supported us from day one and recently assisted with training on how to gain online and social media presence. It makes such a difference when you are a sole trader to know someone is there for you.

“Working for ourselves has always been our ambition and now it has finally arrived we will make this a success for ourselves and our families.”

Get Started helps new businesses to develop and become more sustainable. That’s because businesses can still benefit from expert advice and support even after they are up and running.

To book an appointment to see a business adviser contact the Get Started Team on 01253 477147