Hair stylist helped to cut it in business

Abigail Reeson has set up in business with the support of the Prince's Trust
Abigail Reeson has set up in business with the support of the Prince's Trust

Running a business had seemed like a distant dream for Abigail Reeson.

But now the 21-year-old is relishing being her own boss after attending The Prince’s Trust Enterprise Programme.

Abigail is working as a self-employed hairdresser just weeks after completing the course in Skegness.

Previously unemployed or relying on seasonal work, Abigail, from Halton Holegate, had struggled to find employment as a hair stylist.

The budding entrepreneur had nursed an ambition of setting up in business, but was unsure how to realise it.

That changed after Abigail attended the Enterprise Programme, which helps develop business ideas for 18-30 year olds who are unemployed or working fewer than 16 hours a week.

Abigail said: “Only a few months since getting in touch with The Princes Trust and I am up and running in business, it has been brilliant.

“Attending the course I soon realised setting up in business was a lot easier than I thought it was going to be.

“I had tried before, but kept coming up against obstacles.

“I trained as a hair stylist a few years ago, but found it hard to get a job. Now I love being my own boss.”

Completing the course gave Abigail the knowledge and confidence to step into self-employment.

She has been steadily picking up clients since setting up her mobile hairdressing business called Abbie Locks.

A business mentor meets with Abigail monthly to discuss her progress and point the way forward.

After a frustrating search for work she is now relishing the challenge of being in business. Abigail added:“If you have an idea and are passionate go for it. My aim is to build a bigger business and hopefully take on my own employees.”

To book an appointment with Abigail call 07593784137.For more information about The Princes Trust visit www.princes-trust.org.uk