Richard Young, a former business adviser has launched Black Dog Ices, a new exciting ice cream company with support from alternative lending provider Finance For Enterprise.
The business produces more than 14 different flavours of ice cream and 15 different flavours of ice lollies.
Having secured premises in Doncaster Market’s International Food Hall, Young secured funds from Finance For Enterprise.
The lender provided a start-up loan, designed to help pre-start and new businesses to secure the funds needed to enable them to navigate their all-important first two years of trading.
Young said: “After spending so much time in my career working with entrepreneurs who had decided to follow their passions and build businesses around their interests, I felt I was ready to try myself.
“I’d found the perfect location for my business, refined the manufacturing process and all that stood in my way was sourcing the funds to purchase the essential refrigeration equipment I needed to make the business viable.
“I knew about Finance For Enterprise through my work as a business adviser, and contacted them to see whether my business idea could access the lending it needed.
“Working with Gillian Pickard, I was able to access a start-up loan and after preparing my business plan and cashflow forecasts, securing the lending I needed was a very straightforward process.”
PHOTO: Richard Young of Black Dog Ices and Gillian Pickard of Finance For Enterprise