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Suffolk Libraries launches entrepreneurship programme for women

Suffolk Libraries is offering 50 spaces for women in Suffolk to take part in a support programme to give them the skills, support and confidence to bring their business ideas to fruition.

The six-week programme is being run by We Are Radikl from 7 June. We Are Radikl help women to successfully start, sustain and scale their businesses, whilst also providing a route to funding opportunities.

The programme is aimed at any women with a business or business idea who need some help to get started. The first phase of the programme launches later this month and people can register their interest here. The deadline for applications is 2 June and Suffolk Libraries has already had several applications so anyone interested is encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

Krystal Vittles, head of service delivery at Suffolk Libraries, said:

“It’s a very challenging time for anyone thinking of launching a business and it’s tough for women starting a business at the best of times. Suffolk Libraries are proud to be working with We Are Radikl on this exciting new programme which we hope will provide women with a great opportunity and will ultimately help to strengthen our local economy.”

Sarah King, CEO and co-founder of We Are Radikl, added:

“We’re delighted to be working with Suffolk Libraries and are excited about what this partnership means for new and aspiring women entrepreneurs all across the region. Suffolk Libraries understands the importance of equipping women with the inspiration, know-how, community support and practical tools to start businesses, and the need for programmes like these to fuel economic recovery. 1 in 4 women are starting businesses as a result of the pandemic, so it’s great to partner with a charity that’s leading the charge to help women transform their lives and the county as a whole.”

The programme involves 36 hours of learning over 6 weeks. There is an initial one hour live online introduction and you are then free to access the rest of the programme flexibly to fit round other commitments.

For more information on We Are Radikl visit