Younger Bridgend Entrepreneur Launches New Tech Enterprise

A 22-year-old younger entrepreneur from Bridgend, who has launched her personal IT enterprise specialising in repairs for {hardware} and software program, refuses to let her autism analysis maintain her again.

Caitlyn Sheldon has quick turn out to be a go-to IT enterprise for tech help and repairs in South Wales following the launch of her firm CVS-Technical Ltd, with the assistance of Welsh Authorities’s youth entrepreneurship service Large Concepts Wales.

Younger Bridgend Entrepreneur Launches New Tech Enterprise

Launched in March in a response to the present monetary residing disaster, founder Caitlyn Sheldon works alongside her prospects to tailor the repairs to their private price range whereas educating them on each step of the restore course of in an effort to be a clear, trusted enterprise.

The younger entrepreneur is on a mission to supply prospects with a service they wouldn’t often obtain within the common tech retailer and to maintain her costs aggressive. Caitlyn prides herself on being not solely an inexpensive firm, however a sustainable one, working with Tech Ebay Sellers to safe high-quality, second-hand laptop elements for her repairs.

Caitlyn, who was identified with autism in 2014, reached out to Large Concepts Wales after deciding to pursue entrepreneurship throughout lockdown. Large Concepts Wales is a part of Enterprise Wales and funded by Welsh Authorities to help entrepreneurship in Wales.  The service is geared toward anybody between the age of 5 and 25 who desires to develop a enterprise concept, together with college students and graduates, as a part of its dedication to the Younger Individual’s Assure.

She mentioned:

“I struggled to evolve to the structured routine and expectations of a conventional 9-5 job prior to now. However entrepreneurship has allowed me to work remotely and management my very own deadlines and work-life steadiness. By working my very own enterprise, I can create a peaceful working atmosphere which in flip helps me handle my autism.”

Now, together with her start-up enterprise launched, Caitlyn has been growing the company social duty of CVS Technical Ltd, utilizing the enterprise to have the ability to give again to her area people.  By the enterprise, Caitlyn has sourced and upgraded second hand laptops and iPads to donate free-of-charge to Ukrainian refugees at the moment adjusting to life and training in Wales.

Caitlyn first got here throughout the work of Large Concepts Wales whereas making use of for Common Credit score and was shortly paired with Large Concepts Wales enterprise Advisor Liz Hopkin who, throughout weekly conferences, supplied help and recommendation on the basics of working a enterprise – from registering as a sole or restricted dealer, to insurance coverage and promoting.

Alongside brainstorming concepts to develop her enterprise, Caitlyn additionally sought monetary help out there to younger entrepreneurs right here in Wales and was pointed within the route of the Welsh Authorities Boundaries to Enterprise grant. Caitlyn was profitable in registering for the grant and used her cash to improve her enterprise instruments, purchase a brand new laptop and register as a restricted firm.

Talking about the advantages of working her personal enterprise, Caitlyn mentioned:

“Being an entrepreneur is so well-suited to my way of life. I’ve created my very own distinctive working atmosphere and have my household within the subsequent room for help. None of this might be potential in a conventional function, nor would it not be potential with out the help of Large Concepts Wales.

“As a younger disabled particular person, Large Concepts Wales took the time to pair me with an advisor that understands me, my situation, and my objectives for my enterprise. Large Concepts Wales confirmed me each pathway potential to reaching my entrepreneurial desires and helped me to make them a actuality at simply 22 years previous.”

Large Concepts Wales enterprise advisor Liz Hopkin who mentioned:

“Initially Caitlyn anticipated everybody to show as much as their weekly Large Concepts Wales conferences in a go well with and tie, armed with a full marketing strategy, however was relieved to search out that Large Concepts Wales is a service that moulds across the wants of the entrepreneur. We sat for hours discussing concepts and the methods through which we are able to make CVS Technical Ltd a sustainable, community-based firm through which she may flourish as a younger entrepreneur residing with autism. It’s fantastic to see Caitlyn’s enterprise thriving, and I stay up for following her journey.”

As her enterprise continues to increase, Caitlyn hopes to make use of younger girls with an curiosity in tech, in an effort to offer them profession alternatives in a sometimes male-dominated sector.

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