Theresa May praises entrepreneurial spirit!

PM visiting Housing Solutions group photo

Theresa May praises entrepreneurial spirit!

Founders of Enterprise CUBE, Paul Funnell and Richard Lanning, along with six start-ups met the Prime Minster last week in Maidenhead, the place where Strive was born! The PM Theresa May, MP for Maidenhead visited the offices of Housing Solutions on Friday 16th March 2018. Housing Solutions and the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead are both long term partners of Enterprise CUBE supporting 18 Strive projects in the Borough since 2012.

Theresa May viewing Oksana Williams Make Up portfolio

Paul Funnell said, “Housing Solutions has been pioneering in recognising that’s its residents have skills and talents and the ability to start their own business. With the foresight of Housing Solutions and the Grow Our Own team at RBWM, Maidenhead has become a great place to start a business”.

Theresa May with The Funky Cookie Company Cookies!
Six start-ups who have graduated from the Strive Business Start-up Course were invited along to meet the PM and share their business successes. The prime minister praised the ‘entrepreneurial spirit’ of new business start-ups during the day, and enjoyed meeting 6 female entrepreneurs making a real impact in Maidenhead and beyond.

Debbie Ware

Debbie runs The Funky Cookie Company. The PM seemed to appreciate receiving her own box of cookies from Debbie!
Find out more about Debbie’s business here.

Debbie Ware chatting to PM at her cookie stall

Nicole Garnett

Nicole runs Paws for Perfection, a dog grooming salon in Maidenhead.
Find out more about Nicole’s business here.

Paul, PM and Nicole Garnett sharing a joke.

Natalie Sheppard

Natalie and her partner Junior run Jerk Town a Caribbean catering company.
Find out more about Natalie’s business here.

PM, Natalie and Paul

Dorota Kunicka

Dorota runs Golden Light Photography, specialising in natural light portraiture.
Find out more about Dorota’s business here.

Rachel Grant

Rachel runs Core Gymnastics Club, a popular gymnastics club in Maidenhead. She’s also just become an international Gymnastics Judge!
Find out more about Rachel’s business here.

Oksana Williams

Oksana is a freelance makeup artist & hair stylist. She offers a unique blend of hair, beauty & make-up services.
Find out more about Oksana’s business here.