New business is aiming high

By Carl Jackson 17/02 Updated: 17/02 13:42

Buy photos » Judi Brazkiewicz, chairman of FSB Worcestershire, and Helen Bachelor. (s)

A REDDITCH woman has scooped a £1,000 business scholarship to help launch her clothing website for taller women.

Helen Bachelor's idea to create a central point to direct buyers to retailers selling clothes for taller women caught the eye of the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB).

The Webheath resident, who is 5ft 9ins, is in the third year of a business management and accountancy degree at the University of Worcester and is the first student from the university to receive the award.

The 20-year-old said: "I'm fairly tall and have always struggled to find clothes. I found a gap in the market for a website where people like me could go.

"This money will really help me get the business off the ground."

Judi Brazkiewicz, chairman of FSB Worcestershire, said: "Helen and the FSB are now working together on a number of ideas so we are sure to hear more about her. She is truly inspiring."

Popular Stories »

1 NHS workers punched, kicked and scratched

2 Sainsbury's opened by talented pupil

3 Sainsburys gets green light to expand and refurbish town store

4 One domestic violence victim is 'one too many'

5 Jesus Christ cast were all superstars

More news »

Warning over mattress seller

A DODGY salesman offering mattresses from the back

A special thank you to Her Majesty

RESIDENTS are being urged to send their personal

Town to bid for Portas money

RETAIL guru Mary Portas could be called in

Butchering the opposition

ASTWOOD Bank butcher has won a 'rural oscar'

Regional news »


Bromsgrove Standard
Bromsgrove's best ever Christmas lights turn-out

HUNDREDS of people descended on Bromsgrove town centre at the ...

Worcester Observer

Visit the Worcester Observer website for the latest.

Stratford Observer
M40 crash gridlock

A FOUR car smash on the M40 caused gridlock on ...

Evesham Observer
School floored by donation

PUPILS and teachers at the Vale of Evesham School are ...

Business Directory »

See your advert here »