"It gave me the foundational knowledge of various aspects of business including; planning, networking, finance, SEO and sales."
Lucy, Zigzag tea
It offers entrepreneurs support and retail opportunities provided by The Prince’s Trust and its partners, to help develop their business in the retail sector.
Tomorrow’s Store has linked up with a range of partners, including eBay and Delta Airlines, to help showcase young talented retailers who have been helped by The Trust. Businesses are also offered workshops, mentoring opportunities and content to help them develop their business.
If you’re a company interested in supporting the Tomorrow’s Store or a young person who wants to apply to become part of the network, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. All applicants must have successfully completed the Enterprise programme.
Business Spotlight: Zigzag Teas
Lucy Dolan, 27, from East London, is the founder of an independent speciality tea company called Zigzag tea. She launched her business in early 2015 with help from The Enterprise Programme and The Prince's Trust. Lucy has gone on to secure several retail and wholesale outlets who now sell her teas.
Zigzag tea offers a range of premium whole leaf teas which are blended locally by-hand with natural ingredients for a full and rich taste. Lucy was inspired to start zigzag whilst studying for her Masters in East Asian Art, where she discovered the Chinese practice of Cha Dao - "the way of tea".
Feeling lost working as an intern, Lucy couldn’t imagine any role that would make her happy. Running her own business in something she loved would allow her real passion, tea, to be at the forefront of her life.
Following a series of workshops and mentoring with The Prince's Trust, Lucy spent a few years carting tea around East London markets and coffee shops. Lucy's tea is now stocked in 100 independents across London, including The Shard.
"I'm pushing for people to slow down," she says. "And tea is definitely the yin to coffee's yang." (Interview with Alex Moore, Brave New World, 19.07.17)
Thanks to the amazing support of Delta Air Lines, thousands of young people like Lucy have been empowered with the skills and self-belief to turn their ideas into reality. Over the past three years Delta Air Lines have gone above and beyond to take our partnership to the next level and drive new projects to change thousands of young lives. Read more about our partnership here.