top of page
  • Writer's pictureEditor

New interior design business receives grant

A new business, set up by a woman in Andover, has been given a boost by Test Valley Borough Council (TVBC) in the form of a £750 grant.

Maria Marin received a Business Incentive Grant for her company ‘Irresistible Room’, which specialises in offering virtual interior design services.

Maria started trading in the middle of last year after previously working in finance.

She said it was her dream to start her own company and has always had a passion for interior design.

She said:

“I am really thankful of this grant and would really encourage other people out there thinking about opening their own business to apply, it is really easy process, and you get all support you need from the Planning Policy & Economic Development team.

“Interior Design has always been my passion and I have dreamt about starting my own company for years, and now I can say this is my everyday job. I am glad to see how Test Valley Borough Council is helping and supporting small businesses around the area. I hope this Business Incentive Grant keeps motivating other people to start their own venture.”

Andover Romans ward councillor Tracey Tasker, added:

“I was delighted to be able to hand over the Business Incentive Grant to Maria and Irresistible Room and talk to her about her new adventure. It’s wonderful to see any new businesses in Andover and I’m proud that we’re able to support them on their journey.

“I look forward to following Maria’s progress and echo her words about encouraging anyone planning on making their own business to apply for a Business Incentive Grant.”

The council’s Business Incentive Grants are available to anyone looking to set up their own business in Test Valley. Anyone who successfully applies for the grant will receive £750 if their business is still going strong six months later.

These funds have become available to the community as a consequence of the council’s prudent investments, financial management and the use of the New Homes Bonus.

For more information about the council’s grant schemes, visit www.testvalley.gov.uk.

Recent Posts

See All

Food Festival to be bigger than ever

Hampshire Fare is delighted to announce that this year’s 21st Hampshire Food Festival is even bigger with a whole summertime of events running from 1st July to 31st August. Tracy Nash, Commercial Mana

Ancient shipbuilding skills come to life

Vistitors can watch hands-on shipwrightry at Buckler’s Hard when the Shipwright School returns to the maritime village on the banks of the Beaulieu River for the late May bank holiday weekend. People

Tourist centre re-opens

Gosport’s tourist information centre has re-opened following a deal between Gosport Borough Council and a local holiday business. Maritime Heritage Tours, run by Mike Critchley, has taken over the cen

Comments


bottom of page