We Love MCR proudly provide a second grant to pilot phase Rising Star businessman Byron for promotional materials. 

 Byron’s story is a testament to the success of the Manchester Rising Stars Fund. Originally coming to us in 2019 under the pilot phase of the programme, Byron applied for equipment to realise his ambitions of running his own business. Fast forward a year, and he has made massive steps! With a professional looking website that works as a trading platform, as well as completing his first self-assessment tax returns this is a young Mancunian who is clearly on a positive path to progression. 

 These successes come amidst a tough background, with Byron being a Manchester Careleaver and having experienced homelessness, but he has never let these experiences determine his path in life. His self motivation and determination have seen him through an Enterprise Course which has helped him develop his skills and knowledge in the business field as a sole trader. 

 This grant is for the printing of business cards and flyers, as Byron has spotted that promotion is the necessary next focus for his business. He is still extremely early on in his business life, with limited stock, and his circumstances are still difficult which is why he applied again. This is the first time we have awarded a second grant to a Rising Star, but as his progression is clear, in keeping with the aims of the fund and the overall amount is still well under the maximum grant the fund covers, we feel Byron deserves this next support from us in his journey. 

We reckon Byron is definitely a Manchester Rising Star, and can’t wait to see the next step on this remarkable journey! 

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