Success Stories

Dramatic Potential: Leading people through challenge, change and conflict

Posted in Start

Here's what Shiree Varley and Jaqui Lane have to say about the help they got from Get Started

“Whilst we had vision and expertise to create our company, we had absolutely no experience of the business side. However, this was soon addressed when we linked up with the Get Started Programme, particularly, our mentor, Geoff Reeves. We attended training courses, worked together on our business plan, received first class one-to-one support and even become part of the Mayor’s business networking events. All this and more – for free.

From a financial perspective, we were able to evidence our business projections to secure a Start up loan and business account with Natwest within a short period of time ensuring we met our operational timescales.

We launched October 27th 2013 and within this short period, we are providing executive coaching/mentoring and working together with Lancashire Constabulary, Local Authorities and third sector providers to bring forward a unique range of training programmes to transform the way in which front line professionals work with vulnerable people.

We would encourage anyone who is looking at starting up a business to join Get Started. The process is simple, yet effective, you will gain a fantastic support network, become up-skilled and confident in your business and most importantly, you will have, on hand, experts to help steer you through the process.

It most certainly exceeded our expectations and we are confident it will yours.”

Shiree Varley and Jaqui Lane, Directors, Dramatic Potential.