Designer, jeweller and silversmith Maggie Cross is increasing her boutique jewelry enterprise with the assistance of a micro mortgage from the Improvement Financial institution of Wales.
Maggie Cross makes jewelry utilizing conventional silversmithing methods and recycled treasured metals from her studio in Cardigan. She educated on the Faculty of Jewelry in Birmingham and is utilizing workshops within the well-known Jewelry Quarter for casting.
A £5,000 mortgage from the Improvement Financial institution has been used to put money into inventory, casting and supplies as she prepares to scale-up to satisfy buyer demand. Cross can be getting ready to launch a programme of workshops.
“I am aiming to make my model as sustainable as potential by solely utilizing recycled and environmentally pleasant supplies,” mentioned Cross. “Since finishing my diploma my time has been spent increase my shopper base and social media following and the time is now proper to develop my providing.
“The £5,000 mortgage from the Improvement Financial institution has made all of the distinction as a result of it signifies that I’ve now bought the working capital to put money into my merchandise. Their help additionally signifies that I’ve bought the boldness that the enterprise has the potential to take off. I’m very grateful for his or her assist.”
Assistant funding government Charlotte Value from the Improvement Financial institution of Wales added: “Maggie has been growing the enterprise for a couple of years and has already constructed up a robust following. She is captivated with what she does so we have now each confidence that she’s going to make a hit of the enterprise.”