Financial help needed to purchase equipment

by Ross Thompson in Ellon, Scotland, United Kingdom

Financial help needed to purchase equipment


£5,000 target 19 days left
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Flexible funding – this project will receive all pledges made by 20th November 2020 at 9:00am

I have been forced into self employment as I've recently lost my job, trying to make the best of a bad situation!

by Ross Thompson in Ellon, Scotland, United Kingdom

My story begins around 3 and a half years ago when I met my current partner, she quickly moved in with me and I convinced her to stop working as she has medical conditions that prevent her from working, as I earned a half decent wage she couldn't claim much in benefits so mostly I have had the financial burden of the household. 

Over the last year I had been trying to build up a customer base on top of my full time employment (which was put on hold since March because of Covid-19) but have recently had my hand forced to quit before being dismissed as my manager found out about my side business and it was deemed it was a breach of company policies. I'd been nothing but loyal to this company for over 9 years and they wanted to dismiss me for trying to better my own financial situation. I felt I had no choice but to do something out with my employment to earn some extra money as they would actively avoid giving me work and it wasn't uncommon for me to earn nothing in a whole 11 hour shift. 

I am a qualified vehicle technician so thankfully have a skillset to put to good use but I have no savings so unable to progress with my idea, my side business was fitting dash cams and other accessories which I have been able to find some work doing in recent weeks but I would love to be able to add to the services I can offer but unfortunately I would need to purchase equipment to be able to do this. I am looking to set up as an independent Jaguar Land Rover specialist to garages with little to no experience of the vehicles (my experience lies with JLR vehicles) but also to provide mobile mechanic solutions for any vehicle, offering customers the convenience of having routine maintenance carried out on their vehicles at a time and place convenient to them. 

I have a van and some hand tools already but I really need diagnostic equipment to offer the extended services. Money raised will be used to buy the required diagnostic, tools and as working capital 


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