Vicky Kerry Hair and Beauty is open for business

February 8th 2017

Victoria Kerry approached Five Lamps to help research her idea of running a hair and nail business from home.

Victoria known as Vicky is a Mum with two young sons who trained as a hairdresser previously but had been unable to find employment that would fit in with her childcare responsibilities.

Vicky’s idea was to convert an area of her home into a dedicated salon space but she had no way of funding the start-up costs for the business.

Five Lamps provide a two hour European funded (ERDF) Information and Guidance session to Tees Valley / Hartlepool residents who are interested in starting their own business.

During this session Vicky found that she qualified for funding under the Tees Valley Pathways ‘Youth Employment Initiative’ (YEI) scheme which is available to anyone aged between 15 and 29 who is not in, education, employment or training.

Vicky started working with Carol Sanderson, Five Lamps Business Advisor and began researching her idea and writing a business plan to secure funding. YEI funding can be used for training and business start-up costs, so Vicky was able to train and qualify as a nail technician and furnish and equip her home salon.

Vicky has now started trading and says;

“However can I thank Five Lamps! I would just like to tell you how much I appreciate everything you have done for me since the very first day I met Five Lamps and told them my business idea, they have been so kind and helpful to me when I wasn’t quite sure of something. The full team is amazing and I have learned so much, I have enjoyed every minute of it.”

Vicky Kerry Hair can be contacted via Facebook; @vickykerryhair

The Tees Valley Pathways & Routeways Youth Employment Initiative Programmes are part-funded by the European Social Fund and Youth Employment Initiative as part of the 2014-2020 European Structural and Investment Funds Growth programme in England.