Business Name: Lincoln Canine Creche
With a background in business, dog walking, and supporting dog owners with dog behavioural issues, when an opportunity arose to establish a luxury canine crèche, Helen Grimsey was perfectly placed to seize it.
We spoke to Helen about achieving her business dream.
Tell us more about Lincoln Canine Creche.
Lincoln Canine Creche Ltd is part of the Canine Creche Group, and launched in March 2017. We offer an activity hall, chill out zones, and outside play area, and much more.
We provide exercise and social interaction, relief from boredom and loneliness for pooches. Owners drop off their dogs, go to work, and collect their very happy, tired and contented pet at the end of the day.
I have considered every aspect of the dogs’ enjoyment, as well as their owners’ peace of mind that their pets are well cared for.
What steps did you take to become a business owner?
Following a recommendation from the owner of the Canine Creche Group franchise, I sought the advice of Nwes. With support from Business Advisor, Jessica Collin, I was able to negotiate the path to becoming a business owner by producing a business plan, which enabled me to successfully apply for a Start Up Loan.
I have always wanted to work with dogs, and I have embraced all that my new venture has taught me.
What has been the impact of receiving a Start Up Loan?
The support of Nwes and receiving a Start Up Loan have been instrumental in my start-up.
It has been great to have the ongoing support from Jessica throughout the process, both for advice and as a sounding board.
Receiving finance was a real turning point. In addition to my own investment, it meant that I was able to secure premises for the business.