Cleaning up in Cornwall

Achieving personal fulfilment through self employment

Matthew had a fulltime job in as a health and safety supervisor at a local company, but wanted more for himself and his family now and in the future, “I wanted to start and grow my own business to have a better sense of personal achievement, and to have something I can pass on to my children.” The result was Duchy Oven Clean, an eco-friendly oven cleaning business covering the whole of Cornwall. 
Matthew couldn’t get a bank loan, but his bank manager recommended he contacted Fredericks, Cornwall. Impressed with his comprehensive business plan, as well as his drive and determination, it wasn’t long before he was progressed through to loan panel. He was successful (and even picked up a few customers from his loan panel!) and soon was up and running, building up his profile through social media and enticing new customers with innovative give-aways and offers; his van is now a familiar site around the county.  
Already cleaning commercial and private hobs, stoves, ovens, microwaves and BBQs, Matthew plans to expand his cleaning services at some point in the future, and even take on staff. 
“Fredericks Cornwall helped me achieve my dream by being friendly, supportive & most of all believing in my vision and offering the start up grant needed to get the business off the ground.”


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Turning a passion for the environment into a living

Darren was unable to find employed work and did not want to register unemployed and receive benefits so he decided to become a self-employed Plumbing & Heating engineer, working mainly on the Island.

Luke is Cornwall’s latest client, and was already offering a quality building and maintenance service which was entirely based on word of mouth when he approached Fredericks.

Using drive and determination, Ezim launches her new business. 

New estate agency in Hayle opens for business

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Creating new business from old

Monica was rejected for a loan by HSBC in 2012 because she hadn’t been with them for long enough, she described her experience with Fredericks as “approachable, supportive and exciting”.

Carissa has been in business for three years having trained as a screen print designer.  Her passion for her product is summed up in her own words, “I Love Print, I love craft materials – I want to make this my business”.

Trinca-Ferro offers all those items needed for the special finishing touches to make a house really charming and well designed with products such as knobs, racks, mirrors, lamps, watering cans, plate racks and other general utilities.

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Swindon based Derek's love of motorcycles led to his business idea

Providing a range of Beauty treatments for men and women with the funding she received in December 2010.

"Living the dream" Funding from Fredericks Gloucester has meant that this mother and daughter team can set up their hair and beauty salon.

Now providing for all your landscaping needs, from small repairs to full design and construction, after receiving a loan from Fredericks South East.

A £4000 loan in early 2009 allowed Kelly to buy her own liveried van and really get Anneli Dance on the road.

A £20,000 loan to aid short-term cash-flow means Sky Gardens can continue to flourish.

Awarded a £2,600 loan in May 2010 Peter is making Swindon a tidier place.