“I would not have been able to become self-employed if it hadn’t been for the support of Access to Business and the BRIDGES team”

Monica joined the BRIDGES programme at Access to Business after being made redundant from her job working in the Care sector, which she had been involved in for over 26 years. She had a number of personal issues, little confidence and no previous experience of self-employment.

Access to Business was able to establish a suitable flexible programme of support with Monica which provided her with a route for her to achieve her goal of self-employment.

Monica benefitted greatly from the support she received from the BRIDGES programme which included self-employment workshops and Information, Advice and Guidance Sessions on a 1-1 basis. These enabled her to combine her previous qualifications and experience together with the knowledge and understanding she needed to produce a robust business plan.

It is truly wonderful to see Monica happy and excited and in control of what we all at Access to Business are sure will be a very bright future for her and her family!