Two young entrepreneurs from Scarborough are championing a programme from The Prince’s Trust which supports disadvantaged young people to start their own businesses.
The Trust’s Enterprise programme helps 18-30 year olds break out of the cycle of unemployment by becoming their own bosses.
Friends and business partners Jasmine Melville, 27 and Jack Boston 28 were unemployed and drifting between temping jobs before getting in touch with The Prince’s Trust.
With no bakeries in the town, the pair had identified a gap in the market but desperately needed some advice on how to make their business dreams a reality.
Starting off by training in a local bakery, Jasmine and Jack learned their craft over three months, improving their skills and gaining invaluable experience.
Jasmine’s mum pointed them towards the Enterprise programme – a free course which provides unemployed young people with advice on everything from marketing to finance.
With help from The Trust, they soon got to grips with transforming their ideas on paper into a business.
Enterprise gave the pair the boost they needed and The Local Loaf Bakery was born.