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Isabelle Brings Beauty to Centerprise
A former student from NPTC Group of Colleges is proving that brains and beauty are a successful combination.
Isabelle Jones has returned to College after qualifying as a Level 3 beauty and holistic therapist to open her own business in Centerprise - NPTC Group of Colleges’ Enterprise hub, and she hasn’t looked back since launching Isabelle’s Beauty Room.
The facility means that Isabelle doesn’t have the overheads that usually come with opening a business as the first six months are free of charge for past and present students.
Thanks to her creativity, talent and entrepreneurial thinking and her range of beauty treatments on offer, Isabelle’s business is booming and she is also finding time to raise awareness of the Centerprise brand and facilities, by attracting a new clientele to the hub.
Isabelle realised she was able to live her dream and become her own boss after receiving an e-mail from NPTC Group of Colleges in July 2016, which contained information about the Colleges’ Centerprise department, an incubation hub on the Neath Campus, which supports past and present students by helping them to start their own business. The building boasts a suite of offices, a boardroom for meetings and IT and communication facilities.
The facility is available to past and present students of the College and is supported by the Welsh Government as part of the Big Ideas Wales Programme. This work delivers on the Youth Entrepreneurship Strategy (YES) to encourage young people to be more entrepreneurial and help those interested in starting a business take their ideas forward.
Isabelle said: “It’s fantastic to have the opportunity to start my dream business. With the overheads normally associated with renting a salon, I just wouldn’t have been able to get the business off the ground. The support I have received from Centerprise and NPTC Group of Colleges has been fantastic.”
NPTC Group’s Enterprise Champion Kelly Jordan said: “Centerprise is such a fantastic facility, a great stepping stone for driven and inspired students like Isabelle. We are proud to be able to support our students past and present to take the plunge and start up their own business. We’d like to wish Isabelle the best of luck in what we are sure will be a bright and sparkly career.”
If you are interested in starting up your own business, please don’t hesitate to Contact Kelly Jordan on 01639 648666 or e-mail Kelly.Jordan@nptcgroup.ac.uk
NPTC Group of Colleges, Centreprise, Enterprise, Beauty, Holistic, Therapy