Caption: From left to right: Peter Graveson of Sunnybrow Nursery, John Osborne of Temple Heelis Solicitors, Laura Watson IN Group Grant Winner and Roger Jackson of FMB
Roger Jackson, one of our Financial Planners, is Chairman of Kendal’s IN Group – an independent networking group which is one of the most respected business referral organisations in the area.
In a bid to support the local business community further, the group approached Kendal College with a £1,000 grant to be awarded to one of their business studies students to assist with furthering their education or starting a business.
The Group liaised with the College to promote this unique opportunity which allowed students to apply for the grant. The successful applicants were then invited to a formal interview with some of the Group members.
After much deliberation, the grant was awarded to Laura Watson of Windermere.
Laura has attended the Business School at Kendal College and has completed her course in Business Administration whilst volunteering part-time at Brathay Trust. She now has an unconditional place on the College’s three year Business Management course and will spend the grant on course fees and books. She will continue to attend some of the Group’s meetings where she will be mentored by the Group.
FMB would like to congratulate Laura on her success and wish her the best of luck for her future endeavours!