KC pledges support to For Entrepreneurs Only

Wednesday 1 May 2013

KC pledges support to For Entrepreneurs Only

KC has pledged its support to For Entrepreneurs Only (FEO) by becoming the third local business to become an FEO Key Partner.

By doing so, KC is enabling FEO members to continue their work in helping to create wealth and jobs in Hull and East Yorkshire. KC joins Rollits and Smailes Goldie, who have also become FEO Key Partners in the past twelve months.

For Entrepreneurs Only is a group of business people from Hull and East Yorkshire who are committed to improving the local economy by educating, motivating and inspiring budding entrepreneurs.

The support the group receives from its key partners is vital to allow them to offer free business clinics, bootcamps and events, along with one-to-one mentoring.

Sean Royce, KC’s Wholesale, Regulatory and Finance Director, explains why KC decided to support FEO:

"We're delighted to support the work of For Entrepreneurs Only as a Key Partner. We share the belief of FEO's founders that established businesses have a role to play in stimulating the region's economy by supporting entrepreneurship and small businesses growth.

"That's why we set up our KC Invest fund, which provides finance to new start-ups in the digital and technology sector, and why we introduced our Boost your Business events, which give free, practical advice to small businesses to help them be more successful. Becoming a partner of FEO is another way for us to support the creation of local jobs, and we look forward to working with FEO to help achieve this aim."   

Jan Brumby, General Manager for FEO, takes up the story:

''It's fantastic that KC is coming on board as a Key FEO partner.  As one of the area's most prestigious companies, employing around 1,000 local people and whose headquarters are in Hull, we feel their support will be a real asset to us. Together with the commitment of our members, who have all built and run successful businesses, we will work together to help improve the local economy.''

For Entrepreneurs Only became a Community Interest Company in November 2012 and offers free advice and guidance to budding entrepreneurs in the Hull and East Riding area via one-to-one mentoring, business advice clinics and the FEO Bootcamp.

If any local entrepreneurs are interested in becoming a member of For Entrepreneurs Only or would like to find out how FEO can help, they can visit http://www.forentrepreneursonly.co.uk/