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Client: Allison Miles

Job Centre: Abergavenny Job Centre

Business Advisor: Lynne Burg

Business Name: Bella Makes Scents


During Lockdown 2020 I found myself unemployed and worrying about what I was going to do to support my family. After having a love of wax melts and candles I started researching how to go about making them for myself. This led to me thinking even further ahead and I started making plans to start my own business making handmade soy wax melts.

After contacting the job centre they put my name forward for Business Sense who deliver the scheme New Enterprise Allowance to get in touch. A wonderful lady called Lynne contacted me helped me from the very beginning. Through this I have had so much support regarding the set up of my business e.g. business plan, sales forecasts and much more. Lynne has not only helped with my business but the continued support she gives is invaluable.

Since launching my business in September 2020 after months of testing different products and suppliers my business has gone from strength to strength leading me to introduce new products and making plans for new products to be introduced in 2021.

Without the support from Business Wales and Lynne my business wouldn't be where it is now and for that I am very grateful.

Lynne Berg Business Advisor said:

"Allison has been a pleasure to work with, she has been totally committed, full of enthusiasm even when she has faced challenges she continued to forge ahead. All appointments and actions I set were met fully within timescales. Allison is extremely organised, already planning ahead for Christmas orders, to support with arrival of a new baby. Allison has introduced new lines to expand and exceed her customer expectations. I have gained such satisfaction being a part of Allison's journey and witness the success of her business."

Award winning company with award winning staff

Business Sense Associates Ltd. Ltd Company number 08636013

Registered Office : The Business Centre, 1-5 Peniel Green Rd, Llansamlet, Swansea SA7 9AP