My business is of scented candles and melts. The candles are not the usual brand of candles, they are more creative in design and have a bespoke aspect to them. The business connects more with its customers and allows for complete customisation of each product.
I would like to make this business into a social enterprise in the near future as i currently work alongside various charities such as Age UK, providing workshops for the elderly in order for them to have a social activity whilst also creating great products. I have also been raising money for Lupus UK and Birmingham Women's Neo-Natel ward.
I attend and hold stalls at various events nationally and would like my brand to get bigger, creating more awareness about the causes i support. I am currently looking for financial help in order to ensure i have the right material to continue to provide the workshops as i have been self funding the business since i started and unfortunately have been hindering my personal responsibilities due to this.
I believe in my brand and the causes i support and know i can not only raise more awareness for them, but also can provide more, if only i was able to build the business on a bigger scale. I want, in the near future, to be able to hold or participate in an exhibition that shows all the beautiful work that has been created by those i have been working with in order to show to the local communities that the elderly or those less fortunate in life should not be forgotten about and that each is an individual that is just as creative and socially aware as everybody else.