Case Studies

Yarm Butchers wins Young Microentrepreneur Award

March 9th, 2016

Five Lamps is celebrating after nominating Callum Murray for an award Last night, Callum won the Young Microentrepreneur category at the Citi Microentrepreneurship Awards ceremony held in Manchester. This

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Michael Martin Introduces Permaculture Site to Middlesbrough

February 16th, 2016

Michael is a qualified Permaculture designer who is passionate about sustainable and regenerative gardening Permaculture is a design system to create sustainable and regenerative processes, in this case focused

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S.S.I. closure leads to commencement of Cleveland LGV Training Ltd

February 9th, 2016

When the closure of SSI was announced Dan and his business partner Mathew Switzer researched business support in the area and came along to Five Lamp’s “Is It for

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Mint Hobo finds a home on Yarm High Street

February 2nd, 2016

Steve Ashman first came into Five Lamps in May 2015 asking for help in setting up a Licensed Coffee House on Yarm High Street, called Mint Hobo Opening in

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Angela fulfils her lifelong ambition

January 26th, 2016

Angela Rowley from Billingham had always had an ambition to own and run her own tanning salon After having years of experience working in this field, when Angela inherited

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Community Dance grows throughout the North East

November 3rd, 2015

Entrepreneur Dolly Martin has been self-employed since the age of 17; however eight years ago she contacted Five Lamps as she had begun an exciting new business adventure but

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Black belt training launches in South Tyneside

October 13th, 2015

John applied direct to Five Lamps for a Start-Up Loan in January 2015, having formed Lean Six Sigma training company in the North East Lean Six Sigma is a

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Ultimate detailing and valeting

October 6th, 2015

Bradley Newlove from Stockton-On-Tees came to Five Lamps in February 2015, for help in developing his business idea for a Car Detailing and Valeting business He had experience in

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White Goods repair with Appliances Care

July 30th, 2015

Bernard Chirumarara from Thornaby came to Five Lamps in February 2015 for help in developing his idea for a White Goods Repair business. Bernard had years of experience in

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Preston Farm Martial Arts Club is a big hit!

July 30th, 2015

Adrian Alderson and wife Janette first came to Five Lamps in October 2014, looking for some advice and guidance to help them set up a business delivering Martial Arts

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Micks ‘handy’ new Business

July 30th, 2015

Mick Levett from Thornaby came to Five Lamps in February 2015 for help in developing his business idea for a Gardening and Handyman business. Mick had experience in this

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Mark puts his ENERGY into a new business

July 30th, 2015

Mark Bishop from Stockton came to Five Lamps in February 2015 for help in developing his business idea for a Domestic Energy Assessor and Green Deal Advisor business which

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Crocodile on Yarm High Street!

July 30th, 2015

Callum Murray, 25, came to Five Lamps in 2013 for help and advice to set up a Butchers shop in Yarm. Despite his youth, Callum was an experienced Butcher

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Utility debt cleared with help from Five Lamps

July 30th, 2015

Incorrect energy bills and statements led Helen from Stockton- on- Tees into a substantial amount of arrears. Helen was paying her energy bills by direct debit; she was paying

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Five Lamps welcomes baby girl to new home for Christmas

July 30th, 2015

New baby, Elexis Anne Harrison, turned up the day before the removals van, as a surprise early Christmas present for Hayley Burnside and her daughter Shardel, aged 18 months. 

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Five Lamps solve Gemma’s energy crisis

July 30th, 2015

Gemma from Norton, was receiving very high gas bills and was adamant they were not consistent with the energy she was using.  After complaining endlessly to her energy supplier

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Five Lamps helps Charlie in more ways than one

July 30th, 2015

Charlie Morrison from Thornaby approached Five Lamps’ Financial Inclusion Team in January 2014, seeking an additional personal loan. At that time he was on benefits and doing voluntary work

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A New Financial Start

July 30th, 2015

Louise 34 is a single parent from Middlesbrough who had suffered from domestic violence. The violence had also led to Louise accruing a large amount of debt as her

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