The latest batch of entrepreneurs completing the Interiors & Lifestyle Venture start-up programme are pictured at Birmingham City University’s Parkside Building.
The group is setting up a range of design businesses that include specialist clothing, jewellery, ceramics, interior design and large scale build installers.
Anna Peacock who is setting up her own interior design business said that the ILF team had helped her turn her life around. "I had to change my career plans a few years ago. ILF not only helped me plan the running of my own business but through them I have also found part time employment with one of the companies of the Interior & Lifestyle Futures network."
The next phase of the ILF Venture programme begins in autumn 2014 and further details are available by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Back: ILF's Kathryn Burns and Ruth Edwards
Row 2: Rosemary James (VV By Rose) Sid Edwards (Ripseam) Agnieszka Maksymiuk (Maksymi.uk)
Row 3: Jake Lovell (Stax Creations) Anna Peacock (Anna B Pavone) Jasmine McKeever (Little Jasmine) Kay Taylor (Life of a Lemon)
Front : Nahida Mahood (Nahida Mahmood Designs) Mpho Sekhonyana (Hartjies)) Sahiba Kaur (Cityscapes)