Holly’s story

Holly recalls: “I was struggling to make my products using the machinery and equipment I had at home so my range was very limited. But the grant I received during lockdown meant I could purchase an industrial sewing machine that made all the difference and I’ve used literally every day since!

“The Prince’s Trust also invited me to trade at Fearne Cotton’s Happy Place festival, which was great for business, and I’m excited to have been booked there again this year.

“To have my artwork on display in the LDC Manchester office feels just fabulous! I've never had my work printed in such a large scale before so it means a lot.”

What would Holly say to someone thinking of starting their own business?

“Be brave, and try not to overthink everything. It might not be easy, but every day is a learning curve, and you’ll never know the things you can achieve unless you try."

Holly Ramsey artwork Manchester wall

We’re excited to back the ambitions of young people like Holly for many years to come.