Two aspiring young entrepreneurs, both care leavers, Sarah Fenwick and Gareth Pennington, have set up The Tree Fellas Hull Ltd, a tree surgeon business. They are receiving support from Hull City Council and the John Cracknell Youth Enterprise Bank, and in turn want to put something back, acting as mentors for other aspiring young entrepreneurs.
The Tree Fellas Hull Ltd is a fresh local business with a passion for getting it right for its customers. Their workforce is qualified, insured, and experienced to ensure any work completed is of a high standard. As a new business they want to bring something fresh to the industry, and have already been noticed for their creative marketing campaigns.
Sarah and Gareth have received a grant of £900 from the John Cracknell Youth Enterprise Bank in order to cover increased costs for public liability insurance, so they can bid for public sector contracts, and funding for a rigging kit to safely dismantle large trees.
Sarah Fenwick Founder of The Tree Fellas Hull Ltd said: “We have just landed two contracts which will hopefully take us through to the commercial market and have been doing work for Griffin Primary school, which hopefully will open doors to work within more schools.
“As care leavers we wanted to reach to other young entrepreneurs who like us have an idea or a talent they wish to showcase, to prove that no matter what your background is you really can do anything you want to do in life. We would like to say a huge thank you to Hull City Council and the John Cracknell Youth Enterprise Bank for their support for our growing business, and we are looking forward to working with them on some exciting projects coming up.”
Jo Watson Davis Chair John Cracknell Youth Enterprise Bank: “We are pleased to be supporting Sarah and Gareth, two former care leavers, with a grant and to give them access to a mentor, and to work with them through Goldings so they can undertake SAGE IAB Level 1 and 2 Computerised Accounting for Business. Panel members were extremely impressed with their application and delighted that they want to be speakers during Global Entrepreneurship Week, and to become a business mentor for young people on Making Changes for Careers Programme”