Businessman to help kick start economy
May 14, 2012
A man who set up his own cleaning business has been named local ambassador for a campaign to kick-start the economy.
Leigh Prendiville, 41, of The Brambles, Crowthorne, runs Domestique cleaners and is the ‘Local Champion’ for Wokingham and Bracknell in the government’s StartUp Britain scheme.
The campaign uses the expertise and passion of Britain’s leading businesspeople to inspire enterprise in the UK.
Mr Prendiville will be organising free talks and events for anyone thinking about starting their own business.
He said: “I want to inspire local people and offer my knowledge.
“Don’t be shy. Please come forward and ask someone who has done it.”
The businessman started his business Domestique in 2005 when he and his wife struggled to find a reliable cleaner.
He said: “I had to learn by trial and error and as time has passed I have met mentors and found it useful to learn from someone who has been there and done it.
“There is a big problem of unemployment in the 18-25 age group so I want to offer people leaving university the opportunity to start their own businesses.”
Details of events will be confirmed in due course.
For more information visit www.startupbritain.org/bracknell-wokingham/.
For a free booklet written by Mr Prendiville called What You Absolutely Must Know Before You Invest in Any Franchise, visit www.topfranchisingtips.com/.