‘With support and determination, you can really achieve anything you put your mind to.’
Noor had always dreamt of having her own business. She wanted to set up a recruitment firm specialising in the maritime sector. She knew she had the drive and the energy to succeed. But because of her dyslexia, she was struggling to make her dream become a reality. That’s when Noor came across The Prince’s Trust Enterprise programme:
‘It was a three-day crash course on how to set up a business that included everything from accounting to marketing.’
Noor was teamed up with a mentor who helped her to develop a business plan, and to focus on bringing her dream to life.
‘Without my mentor, I don’t think I’d be in the position that I am today.’
Noor began to make connections with people that were able to help her. She developed a network that could give her support, advice, and the confidence to believe she was on the right path.
‘The Trust helped me tackle my fear of dyslexia.’
With the support of The Prince’s Trust, Noor achieved her dream by setting up Seaworthy Consulting, and the company now works with over 80 clients worldwide. In recognition of her incredible progress, Noor was presented with the NatWest Enterprise award at the National Prince’s Trust and TK Maxx & Homesense Awards by Deborah Meaden from Dragons’ Den. And despite the challenges brought by the pandemic, the company continues to operate and is helping to retrain those who have lost their jobs in the marine sector.
‘I absolutely love what I do, and I wanted to raise awareness and recognition for dyslexia. People can be corporate and professional and be dyslexic.’
The Prince’s Trust helped Noor gain the skills and confidence she needed to reach her potential. And when you enter the Omaze Million Pound House Draw, you could help The Prince’s Trust support more young people like Noor. You could also have the chance to win a Cotswolds forever home worth over £2,500,000.