Bright Ideas Trust Celebrates Backing 100th Start Up

Tim Campbell

The trust are planning an event which will see previous beneficiaries presented with a Business Box Certificate of Achievement; given to them by Margaret Mountford, Chairman of Bright Ideas Trust and Lord Sugar’s former aide on BBC’s The Apprentice.

The charity has been a London delivery partner for the Start-Up Loan scheme since January 2013 and, by providing an average loan of £6000 to each beneficiary, has supported 100 entrepreneurs and loaned over £470,000 within the past year alone.

As well as this, Bright Ideas Trust has helped to train over 200 young people in a diverse range of industries including, food, fashion, beauty, online retail and new media,

Lisa Gagliani, CEO of Bright Ideas Trust said, “We are proud to have helped so many young people turn their business ideas into a reality and we wanted to celebrate their success. This will be our first event where we will celebrate our beneficiaries’ achievements and we hope to do these on a regular basis.”

She added, “We have ambitious plans for 2014 with the aim to back a further 150 start ups. London is full of raw business talent and with the right guidance and support we can help the city flourish with new and exciting businesses.”