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Building Business Horizons Monthly Update – February 2021

Latest Building Business Horizons Entrepreneurs Secure Funding

One of the key skills that entrepreneurs need is the ability to keep on going in the face of uncertainty.  The ability to keep their eyes and aim on the long term goal of creating a successful business or social enterprise whatever is happening around them is truly admirable.

As with our Spring 2020 cohort, for our Autumn 2020 intake halfway into their programme, the country went into lockdown with them thinking that their dreams and plans for their businesses would need to be put on hold for an unknown period.  However, building on the experience of delivering the programme online during the first lockdown, the seven participants who started in September 2020, successfully completed the programme and pitched their individual business ideas to our panel for the opportunity of seed funding towards their start-up.

The businesses and social enterprises awarded funding are:

MAF Coaching & Consultancy Services – a life coaching and management coaching and consultancy service focusing on women, social housing organisations, charities and third sector organisations

All About Me Full Stop London– a social enterprise providing retail training to people with disabilities through a physical space in Croydon, selling artisan products from local artisans and creatives

Aisle 7/FIA Footwear – design, manufacture and online sale of high-end larger sized shoe and sock ranges for women with UK size 8-14 feet

We will be providing further details of the individual businesses supported through BBH over the coming months so watch this space.While the programme can only help support these businesses, we would like to take the opportunity to thank all BBH participants for working through some challenging times and showing the commitment to working on their business plans.

If you are interested in finding out more about the Building Business Horizons programme and how we can help you, go to or contact us on or

FREE e-book “Take Back Your Personal Power During Times of Uncertainty”

Are you feeling overwhelmed, anxious, stressed and fearing that lockdown pressures will end in burn-out?

Building Business Horizons Spring 2020 graduate award winner and burnout prevention consultant, lifestyle coach and inclusion and diversity advisor, Subira Jones, has created a new e-book to help individuals identify the signs that lead to burnout and tools and techniques to help manage these difficult times.

This document is inspired by her “MPWRD Living: The Burnout Free Lifestyle” framework.

To download your copy go to

Fortune Dental Services is Crowdfunding for a Dental Clinic in Croydon

Ivy Glavee of Fortune Dental Services and a Building Business Horizons 2019 graduate is currently crowdfunding to open a family friendly dental clinic in central Croydon to provide oral hygiene services for all the family.  From those aged 5 and under to the adults. The service will be based on oral hygiene treatment and education, teaching that attention and prevention should be the policy to minimise the requirement for full dental treatments in the future.

And this approach will commence with the offer to treat and teach children of 5 and under, free. This service has been in planning for over a year, and now needs some funds to be able to start. For more information and to make a donation for a range of rewards, go to

Indulge in the Tastes of the Caribbean with Trinbago Home Comforts

Do you want to immerse yourself in the delicious foods and exotic flavours of Trinidad and Tobago culture or satisfy your sweet and savoury cravings and share some gifts with friends and family?

Chocolatier and Building Business Horizons Autumn 2020 graduate Charmian Romano has created Trinbago Home Comforts to bring to you the tastes, culture and ethos of the Caribbean.

From gift baskets containing all manner of flavours and products including alcoholic beverages, punches and hand crafted chocolates to jams, chutneys and Trini Pastelles a melt in your mouth, moist, buttery cornmeal exterior and wrapped in banana leaf, this introduces a highly flavoured meat or vegetable interior. Usually eaten as part of a Christmas meal, or at weddings and special occasions, it can also be eaten as a starter or snack.

To get your own taste of the Caribbean in time for Valentine’s Day go to

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