Noor Kimit, 30, Greater Manchester, had always had an entrepreneurial side, even buying and selling jewellery in university.
After finishing her studies, she started a role in a recruitment agency – an industry she really enjoyed. However, she had always wanted to run her own business.
She approached The Prince’s Trust and took part in the Enterprise programme to launch her own firm called Seaworthy Consulting, which specialises in recruitment within the global marine sector, and hasn’t looked back since.
“Having my business mentor was the biggest factor in helping me to gain confidence and positivity in growing my business. And, as The Trust was aware of my dyslexia, I was given help to write up policies and contracts.
“It’s important to me that people realise that conditions like dyslexia shouldn’t stop you from running a successful and international business. With the right support and determination, you can achieve anything.
“You only have to be inspired by one person to think: ‘If they’ve done it, why can’t I?”.
Noor has featured in The Telegraph, alongside LDC’s John Garner, discussing the importance of ambition as part of The LDC Top 50 Most Ambitious Business Leaders programme.
She started her business through our Enterprise Programme, which mid-market private equity firm LDC supports to deliver by providing funding and mentoring.
Noor is also a Young Ambassador for The Prince’s Trust, sharing her passion and story to inspire others to join programmes, reach out for help and support the charity.
If you’re a young person with ambitions to start your own business, find out more information about our Enterprise programme.