Support Received: Nwes Business Advisor and Start Up Loan
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As an Automatic Gearbox Technician, Pawel Trznadel made such a positive impact on his previous employers, that it inspired him to consider his own business start-up. Supported by Nwes, he established London Automatics in early 2017, and is using his skills and experience to become a successful business owner – and he hasn’t looked back.
We spoke to Pawel about his start-up experience.
Can you tell us more about London Automatics and why you decided to start-up your own business?
London Automatics specialises in automatic gearbox repair, reconditioning and remanufacturing. I have been working in the industry for many years, and in my last job I made such an impression on the business, that it motivated me to set up on my own company and become a serious player in the market.
My skills are in great demand as there are not many automatic gearbox technicians around, so I know I can make a success of London Automatics. I have great experience in the automatic gearbox engineering trade, good customer service and I am passionate about doing a great job and helping customers make the right choices. This I believe is the perfect mixture to help me succeed in business sector I am in.
How has Nwes supported you?
After contacting Nwes, I was put in contact with Business Advisor and Area Manager, Gillian Austen. I gained 1-to-1 business advice to help to write my business plan and produce an application for a Start Up Loan.
The application was successful, and I used my loan to purchase the equipment I needed for my workshop, property costs, and to support the marketing and advertising for London Automatics.
Getting the right advice and support from Nwes was really important. When you are just starting out having someone to talk to about what is going on is useful.