I've been a qualified electician for over ten years now. I've worked for a few companies but have recently felt I've been selling myself short by not working for myself. Having plucked up the courage, I've decided to go alone. Due to a marriage break up and illness over 12 months ago I've got a little behind, financially. Reluctantly I'm here to see if any funds can be raised to help me out. I've managed to raise approx half the money mainly due to the sale of my car, ( its not sold yet but when It does, a van will be bought). The money will be used pay for my first years registration, the new 18th edition regs, which came out in January and tools/workwear that I don't have and will need from start up. I'm very confident that the business will will work as I've a few good contacts. One being my local council and another a high end estate agent/ letting agency. Both have agreed to me being on their contractors list once everything is in place. Moving forward I'd love to be in the position where I can help other people out in similar circumstances. It'd be a great achievement to be able to take on an apprentice in the future and pass my knowledge to someone else.