VIDEO: Business Awards boost young entrepreneur with princely sum

A young entrepreneur has been awarded £500 to help his company grow thanks to the success of the Boston Business Awards.

Ricky Green, who runs a web design firm of the same name, was given the financial boost last week at the launch of the 2013 awards.

Boston Business Awards presenting a cheque to Prince's Trust at Boston Aeroclub, Boardsides, Boston.

Boston Business Awards presenting a cheque to Prince's Trust at Boston Aeroclub, Boardsides, Boston.

The committee asked last year’s guest speaker, media executive Mark Hardy, to nominate where he would like the cash to go – and he was eager to support a fledgling firm run by an up-and-coming businessman or woman.

The awards committee then turned to the Prince’s Trust – an organisation dedicated to helping young people up to the age of 30 succeed – to put forward a suitable candidate.

A delighted Ricky, who only set up his business a month ago, explained he would be using the cash injection towards marketing and finding new clients.

The 26-year-old, from Boston, added: “The Prince’s Trust has helped me in a lot of ways and helped to get my business off the ground.”

After being made redundant, Ricky said he found opportunities limited and so turned to the Prince’s Trust for support and guidance.

Here he found people like Trudy Roberts, who were able to help him produce a business plan and go about setting up his company.

Describing him as a perfect candidate for the money, Trudy said: “Ricky has worked really hard to get this far.

“He has already got some local business who he is supporting and hopefully with the help of the Trust and a mentor going forward he will make a success of 
his business.”

l The Prince’s Trust is holding an information event at Boston Enterprise Centre from July 1-4. For details call 07808717468 or email trudy.roberts@princestrust.org.uk

l To find out more about Ricky and how his business could help you visit his website at www.rickygreen.co.uk