Foundation East were delighted to be able to help finance and support Scuseme, a new on-line platform that connects people with local businesses and sole traders.
Based in Cambridgeshire, Dawn Gielser has been working in and around the area for over 25 years, and her relationships with local businesses instigated the idea for Scuseme.
To kick start the business, Dawn was able to get coverage in the Cambridgeshire News, where she was able to explain how it was a real struggle to find quality services in the area, and also how she was able to get the business up and running with the help from Foundation East.
"The start-up loan is a great incentive, it means I can now move Scuseme onto the next phase. I have already started getting businesses signed up and people registering interest. It's fascinating and quite revealing to see which services are most keenly sought. I originally set up Scuseme to connect local sports clubs and activities with local people and the idea grew from there. So as well as connecting people it can forge a stronger sense of community by nurturing local talent."
Foundation East's Business Loans Advisor, who helped guide Dawn through the application from start to finish said "Dawn’s experience from working in the Cambridge area was exemplary. Her contacts and relationships with people and businesses in the area will allow her to access a large client base. Her hard work and dedication into getting Scuseme to the position it is today was a major factor in her application and I am delighted that Foundation East has been able to support her. We all look forward to seeing how the business progresses and develops over the coming years.”
You can find out more about Scuseme and how it works by visiting their website here.