After starting Albany Pet Services 3.5 years ago we launched the business with a 3k loan from the Princes Trust charity. Lisa had to write a business plan and submit it to a panel of ‘dragons!’ – they were actually experienced business mentors and very friendly people. They critiqued the plan and awarded Lisa with a loan and a wonderful business mentor called Peter Barker who volunteers his time to help her.
To say thanks to the Trust for all that they did for her Lisa took part in Palace to Palace and rode 45 miles from Buckingham Palace to Windsor Castle. You can find out about the journey here and donate here if you would like to.
Lisa said “It was an amazing journey, you never realise how beautiful London’s buildings are. I loved seeing the deer at Richmond Park. It was a painful ride not having any padded cycling shorts and I did Tough Mudder the day before which wasn’t wise- I won’t make that mistake again haha! Thanks to the Trust for all that they’ve done and continue to do for me. Do contact them if you want to change career or start your own business – you have nothing to lose!”