Thursday, 23 June 2011

incy meets the Prince of Wales

Wow! Today was an exciting day for incy!... We met the PRINCE OF WALES.

Over 18months ago we had help from the Prince's trust to set up. We joined their Business Enterprise programe and gained a small set up loan. Which we used to produce our initial marketing materials and website... its amazing how many people think wow you got a loan. Straight away think you have loads of money in the bank. But until they open their own business they dont realise how much money is needed to set up and where it all needs to go!

So as an example of one of the 7 Princes Trust Businesses now up and running we were picked to show off our products at the Ffos Las racecourse, in Carmarthenshire, Wales. Ffos Las is the newest race course in the UK, and the day is hoped to boost the Welsh profile in racing. The day at the races which had been laid on in Prince Charles honour will have a slice of proceeds from ticket sales being donated to his chosen charities.

I think this royal seal of approval will flag up Ffos Las to racegoers beyond Wales,” Commented horse trainer David Evans.

It was a great day with all the fun of the races and the buzz of the Prince being at the course. Along with meeting us Business Enterpreners and many other of the Princes charities. He then went on to watched the races and im sure he put on a sneeky bet before heading off on his helicopter...

So when I did get to meet the Prince he asked why she set up incy and the times that I had during the set up and how the Princes Trust has helped us... After a little chin wag about incy, I presented the Prince with a 'British Icon Telephone box' cushion. He was very impressed asking how it was sewn and say that it would be great for his back!

We also had Clarance House asking who gave the ''stunning cuhion''. All in all it was a good day and it was great to speak with lots of press and just to generally spread the incy word... just  a shame it was drizzly day, but we are used to that in Wales.

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