Footballer Abiola was born in Nigeria but grew up in Dublin, where he played for Irish Premier Division side Shamrock Rovers. He also spent some time in America playing for Miami Dade FC and it was his experience there that led him to think about becoming more than just a player, and the idea behind […]


Anna’s studies and academic successes set her up well to follow her dream, but with no business experience and after difficulties working with temporary agencies, Anna didn’t know how to make her dream a reality. Anna Hepburn is a handmade contemporary textiles and upholstery studio which focuses on colour, pattern and texture to create statement […]

Scott, Burnley

Scott from Burnley became mute after leaving secondary school. He couldn’t talk to anyone and refused to leave the house. Taking part in the Enterprise programme gave him the tools he needed to start his tattoo parlour business. Funding cuts stopped the professional support Scott had been receiving, so he contacted a specialist charity to […]

Dominique, Derbyshire

After hearing about the Enterprise Programme from someone she knew, Dominique went to her first meeting with her baby in tow. “At my first meeting with The Prince’s Trust, I took my baby with me who was three months old. The Programme Executive, Genevieve, explained everything to me. I told her I hadn’t had an […]

Edward, Sussex

Before coming to The Prince’s Trust, and after graduating from university, Ed took a job in recruitment, following a path many of his friends were embarking on. However, the job was not what Ed had wanted for himself, and in 2013 he made the decision to start a career change. “I felt like I was […]

Laura, Bristol

Before coming to The Prince’s Trust, Laura was working for a youth arts organisation. Having been thrust into a role that she felt unprepared for and unsupported in, Laura ended up in a very unhealthy and stressful work environment. “I felt there was no recognition for the work I was doing and it started to […]

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