After graduating from Glasgow School of Art, Emalie knew she wanted to use her creative skills to establish a successful business, but low confidence prevented her from taking the steps needed to get an enterprise off the ground. 

She began working with The Trust and her hard work combined with the support she received has given her new-found confidence which has resulted in her business growing.

The Enterprise course has helped me to push forward, feel relaxed and start to make achievable goals one step at a time. I like how you’re always dealing with the same person and that they’re there to support you the whole time. You’re not being passed around different people, it’s very consistent.

Emalie has thrived while working in small groups of business mentors and other young people which has helped her to gain wider knowledge of her industry as well as the processes involved in starting a company.

She is now in the process of applying for a Start Up grant with The Prince’s Trust which will allow her to buy essential equipment.

Emalie added: “My business is developing steadily, and although I’ve taken on some part-time work to gain more experience, my aim is to reach a point where I can work on the business full-time. My focus now is Danish Translations in knitwear and I’m slowly building a good reputation within the Danish community for my work which is fantastic.

“This has come as a bit of a surprise but through word-of-mouth mainly my business has begun to expand, and my sales are constantly increasing. I’m feeling much more confident which seemed a long way off when I first began working with The Trust.”