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Small Business Sparks grant recipient 2018

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Thu 21 February 2019

Richard Eden, one of last year's grant recipients, describes how the Small Business Sparks grant helped him add a school to his floristry business.

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My name is Richard Eden.

I established Panache Flowers in 1989 and this year we have been going for 30 years, which is an amazing feat in small business.

We do everything from weddings, events and corporate flowers. We supply a very extensive floral service.

I found out about the Small Business Grant through the Trader’s Association.

We have used it to establish our school upstairs and we have renovated it, repainted it, and carpeted it, which is going to start very soon.

If you’re applying for the grant just make sure you have got all your information set out as what you want to do and how you want to apply it to your business.

So, it is like you are giving them a good structure of where you are going to use it.

It’s great being in business and I love serving the local community.