The questionnaire drew partly on the yearly Dutch registration form of the activities of SCEN
physicians (Royal Dutch Medical Association 2007) and on the questionnaires of the SCEN
evaluation study (Jansen-van der Weide, Onwuteaka-Philipsen, and van der Wal 2007).
Bill Robinson, enterprise support adviser with SCEN
said: "Daniel is the perfect example of a young person with ambition and drive who wants to succeed in business, something we need more of in Sunderland.
business start-up councillor Bill Robinson, who helped James in his business, said: "James has shown true entrepreneurship.
Bill Robinson, business start-up councillor at SCEN
, who assisted James, said: "He has shown true entrepreneurship, he has worked extremely hard to get his business off the ground and I am delighted that we have been able to help him.
Bill Robinson, SCEN
business start-up counsellor for the Coalfields area of Sunderland, added: "We are delighted to have been able to help him bring his business to fruition.
adviser Judith Hicks said: "Joanne is a real example to working mums.
However, if it wasn't for the help I have received from SCEN
and Job Linkage, I really wouldn't be where I am today.
Mark Saddington, employed as a manager at SES and responsible for developing and managing New View and SCEN
, said: "We have dedicated staff with a wealth of experience spanning more than two decades of working in Sunderland's most excluded communities and pride ourselves on being a prime mover in a number of social enterprise and community led regeneration initiatives across the city.
On his return to the North East, he was keen to work in a community-orientated field and was delighted when the position arose at SCEN
After visiting SCEN
for help, she was appointed a full-time business start-up adviser, who was able to assist with the preparation of a business plan as well as grant funding to help Joanne to purchase stock and equipment.
Enterprise support adviser for SCEN
, Judith Hicks, said: "It's a really unique idea that Sharon has come up with and who would have thought that one module at university could develop into something so successful?
She added: "Although I had already started to prepare a business plan, SCEN
were able to help me to refine it and gave me the advice and confidence to get the business up and running.