Georgios’ vision is to have an alcohol-free café that is welcoming to all, but found it challenging as he was competing with well-established venues which were already supported by the LGBTQ+ community.

But after coming up with some new ideas to make his business stand out, he is now feeling more confident than ever. He has some pop-up events planned in Glasgow, his website is ready to launch and he has applied for grant funding.

As well as making adjustments, Georgios, 25, found The Prince’s Trust Enterprise programme incredibly useful as he was able to access extra support which gave him the confidence to keep going.

Now, Georgios is completely focused on getting his venture off the ground and is currently looking for a suitable venue.

I liked the intimate nature of the breakout sessions where, if you’re struggling with an issue, its likely another person on the call is also struggling and you can receive support, bounce ideas off of each other and find new alternatives. Sometimes you don’t know you need help with something until someone else brings it up.

“I know the business is the priority, but the idea behind the business is inclusion so I hope to inspire some people to be themselves and have faith that there is somewhere where they can fit in and not be judged. That’s the aim of this entire project essentially. Thanks to The Prince’s Trust, Coronavirus hasn’t slowed my plans down and I was able to take the steps I needed to get my project started.”