Set up by Lewes District Council in 2013, LEAP (Local Enterprise & Apprenticeship Platform) is dedicated to championing new enterprise within the Lewes District and has so far supported 45 local people through an intensive training programme to help them with their plans to start new businesses.
In March, 15 candidates were selected to participate in the LEAP Entrepreneur Programme 2016 which involved attendance at a series of workshops followed by expert mentoring with a chance of winning £2500 to help them launch their business.
We recently spoke with one of this year’s LEAP Programme finalists Jennie Hallett about her new business, she told us “I have travelled the world during my 17 year career in Health and Safety and enjoyed high levels of success with some of the world’s market leaders, for example Caterpillar. During this time I have developed vast knowledge and experience across many business sectors and now, I feel, it is time for me to take the next step, to go it alone and provide businesses with a cost effective and expert health and safety service.”
Jennie says “I understand that keeping employees safe and productivity levels up whilst meeting the requirements of Health and Safety legislation can be demanding and time consuming for companies, so I provide all the functions of a full time H&S Advisor but at lower cost. Every business is different in its needs and so the service can be tailored to suit.”
When asked about the businesses USP she told us “I have buckets of passion and enthusiasm for the subject and a friendly down to earth approach covering all subjects from risk assessment to highly interactive training. Training feedback is always great and delegates refer to training sessions as being “like a breath of fresh air” they find them not only informative but highly engaging”.
Jennie found the business start-up programme was the boost she needed. She said “The workshops and mentoring offered by Edeal’s subject experts have been terrific and given me the confidence needed to launch ‘Beacon Health and Safety Services Ltd’.” Jennie recently joined the Eastbourne Chamber of Commerce and she is looking forward to attending the vast range of networking events the chamber has to offer whilst making some exciting new business contacts.
For a Free one hour consultation contact Jennie Hallett on 07944220196 or visit www.beaconhands.uk