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New dog day care and boarding awarded a council business incentive grant

Shepherds Lodge dog day care and home boarding, has received a business incentive grant of £750.

Julia Palmer set up her dog day care and boarding business from home; currently around 50% of her customers are boarding and 50% day care. Her business has grown through word of mouth and now has regular repeat customers.

Julia said, “I am so pleased to receive a council grant to support my new business and I hope to use the grant towards converting an outbuilding to an area for the dogs, so they have a place to dry off when wet.”

Charlton and the Pentons ward, councillor Linda Lashbrook, said: “The business incentive grants are a great opportunity and give new small businesses in Test Valley a financial boost to help get up and running. I wish Julia every success.”

Business Incentive Grants are for new businesses located in Test Valley and must be applied for before you start your business. They will be paid once you have been up and running for a minimum of 6 months. Anyone starting a business can find out more and download an application form at: Business Incentive Grant | Test Valley Borough Council.