Stratford fashion graduate wins £1,500 grant
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A fashion graduate from Stratford has received a £1,500 cash injection to help her business dreams become a reality.
Naomi Mengha, 27, makes evening gowns and was one of five local entrepreneurs benefitting from a small grant from East Thames housing association.
The scheme, called East Entrepreneurs, offers a grant to East Thames residents wanting to start a small business, or boost an existing small company.
Each entrepreneur competes for an investment in their business at the end of the scheme with a Dragon’s Den style pitch.
Naomi will use the cash to buy a sewing machine.
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“I’m going to buy all the equipment that I need and officially register as a business,” she said.
“I’ve been using my friend’s sewing machine but she lives in Seven Sisters so I had to go and borrow it for a couple of hours at a time. Having my own equipment is beneficial because I’ll be able to finish people’s orders much quicker in my own home.”
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