Contributed by Lovewell Blake
29/01/2019 - Lovewell Blake
Lovewell Blake, which has nine offices in Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire, has contributed to the Fund, which is designed to provide student and graduate entrepreneurs with access to much-needed cash in the early stages of their business’s development.
In addition, Lovewell Blake partner Mary Schofield has committed to giving 26 days worth of mentoring to the young business start-ups over the coming year. Ms Schofield will be based in the UEA’s Enterprise Centre to give one-to-one sessions for half a day every fortnight for the next 12 months, offering advice on everything from how to structure a new business, through to accessing finance to kick-start a new company and building a sustainable business strategy.
“Today’s students and recent graduates are hugely entrepreneurial, and many have a real drive to start their own businesses right out of university,” said Ms Schofield. Whilst they have some amazing ideas, they can sometimes lack the experience and business skills, and that is where mentoring comes in. I’m looking forward to sharing my own expertise to maximise the chances of these businesses being successful.”
David Ellis, director of development at UEA, added: “We are delighted to have Lovewell Blake join our Founders Circle of alumni, friends and foundations supporting the Enterprise Fund. Mary’s regular mentoring is proving to be a great help to our entrepreneurial and innovative graduates and students.”
Mary Schofield is pictured on the right above with Monique Caton-Brown (left) and Eveyln Huand (centre).
Photo credit – Andy Newman of Newman Associates.
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