Ealing entrepreneurs given £5,000 to boost their businesses and the lives of local people
Three talented entrepreneurs from Ealing have received nearly £5,000 grant funding to help develop two promising businesses and the lives of young people in the local community.
Ealing resident Chadia Diallo joined local pairing Chanelle Perrera and Zoe Cornibert in receiving funding from A2Dominion at the housing provider’s Dragons’ Den-style event in London.
Chadia, 26, will inject £3,150 funding into her burgeoning tuition service ‘Clever Tutors Ealing’, which provides extra-curricular classes to help disadvantaged children fulfil their potential.
Best friends and business partners Chanelle, 31, and Zoe, 30, will use £1,600 funding to launch ‘Cheers Events’ and deliver a wide range of exciting and memorable occasions for local people.
Clever Tutors Ealing provides personal tuition in core subjects to young residents aged from four to 16-years old. The business, which launched in November 2015, has quickly developed into a network of eight talented tutors and a pool of eager students.
The funding will help Chadia, an A2Dominion resident, to increase the scope of her tuition to help support even more young people across Ealing.
Dynamic duo Chanelle and Zoe are eager to build on their previous experience of event management and create lasting memories with corporate events, birthdays, baby showers and Christenings.
A2Dominion, which owns and manages nearly 3,500 homes in Ealing, holds its yearly Dragons’ Den event as part of its Be Inspired Enterprise project.
Heather David, A2Dominion’s Head of Community Investment, said: “This is the fourth year of this hugely successful initiative, which gives us an opportunity to reward the talent and innovation of our residents.
“Chadia, Chanelle and Zoe each impressed the judges with their passion and drive, and it was clear their respective businesses have the potential to make a positive contribution to the local community.
“All candidates who faced the Dragons this year will receive continued support and mentoring, and we are already looking forward to unearthing more local business talent over the coming year.”
Chadia said: “I am thrilled to receive funding from A2Dominion to help me engage with and inspire even more young people in Ealing who are keen to develop their academic skills.
“When I came to England from Guinea 10 years ago I couldn’t speak any English so it is incredibly rewarding to be able to give back to the local community which has helped me develop personally over the past decade.”
Chanelle and Zoe said: “This is a huge step towards achieving some of our ambitions and has given us a massive confidence boost as women in business. We are hugely grateful for the opportunity.”
This year’s panel included Andy Boyes, A2Dominion’s Director of IT and Facilities, and a selection of the Group’s board members.
The grant funding initiative forms part of A2Dominion’s ‘Be Inspired’ enterprise project, which supports A2Dominion residents to fulfil their potential.
For more information about the enterprise project, please visit www.a2dominion.co.uk/beinspired.
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A2Dominion is a residential property group with 35,000 homes across London and the South East, and thousands more in the development pipeline.
The Group offers high-quality sustainable homes for sale and shared ownership, available through its FABRICA by A2Dominion brand.
It also provides affordable, private and social rented homes, student, key worker and temporary accommodation, as well as supported housing.
The Group has a unique approach to housebuilding, generating profits for a social purpose instead of for shareholders, with millions of pounds reinvested each year into building much-needed affordable homes and supporting local communities.
A2Dominion is part of the G15, a group of the largest housing providers in London.