A new eatery will open in Grantham’s High Street on Monday.
Premises previously used by The Works and then a furniture company has been transformed into Patisserie Ezra, following successful business support through the SKDC4Business scheme.
It will open at 9am on Monday, offering every customer their first hot drink for free as part of the opening. Also on sale are cold drinks, soups, sandwiches, cakes, hot desserts and pastries.
SKDC4Business was core funded by South Kesteven District Council and delivered in partnership with Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce through specialised business advisor, Paul Parkinson.
Dogan Beyaz, managing and marketing director of Patisserie Ezra, said: “I wanted to create a business that would benefit the local community and businesses in Grantham.
“By working with Paul it helped me to outline the potential opportunities my new venture has and what we will bring to Grantham town centre.”
The SKDC4Business scheme has supported over 300 businesses in total. Another success story is Lauren Farrow, owner of L Farrow Estates Ltd, based in Grantham.
Lauren left school and decided to enter the world of business and wanted Paul’s help and guidance to move her ideas forward.
Lauren said: “Meeting with Paul gave me guidance and inspiration to start my business and succeed in my venture.”
L Farrow Estates is a property development company that specialises in renovating properties with an aim to rent them out or sell them on. Lauren’s long term ambition is to acquire several properties to build up a property portfolio.
Councillor Frances Cartwright, portfolio holder for grow the economy at SKDC, said: “After an extremely successful pilot scheme, SKDC will soon be launching a fresh business support project which will feature a brand new and exciting element for businesses.”
For further information on business support visit www.skdc4business.co.uk or contact the economic development team on 01476 406080 or firstname.lastname@example.org