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Blackpool Council’s Get Started service, which is part of the Start Up Lancashire project, supported by European Regional Development Fund has enabled music producer Chris Leahy to inspire the next generation.
Blackpool based Chris Gough was part of the team for the hit film ‘Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists’ produced by Aardman Animations, which was nominated for an Oscar at this years Academy Awards.Although this time he wasn’t successful, now he’s reaching for the stars.
When we first had the idea of starting our own business and entering the unknown world of business start-up, I’ll be honest we were slightly terrified about the prospect.
After turning 40 and spending 14 years out of the catering trade working in the Civil Service I made the big decision to return to my true passion – food. Only this time it’s going to be on my own terms by starting my own business. I’ve been an employee and a manager before but this time although I’m doing something I have a lot of knowledge about and passion for it’s with my own money and ultimately for my children’s future. It’s time to put my money where my mouth is.
As a young man with a lot of drive and determination who wants to run a successful business and be my own boss, Get started have helped me achieve this. I come from a background where I wasn’t born into a wealthy family.