Jake is on music as Audio Vault proceeds to develop

Passionate musician Jake Taylor is hitting all the ideal notes in Wellington just after growing his company from a small marketplace stall.&#13

Jake to start with introduced Tunes Vault, a guitar and audio equipment business enterprise, on Wellington Sector in 2016.

Now 7 yrs on and many thanks to guidance from Telford & Wrekin Council’s Pride in Our Significant Avenue programme, he’s delighted to have opened a new large street shop on Crown Road which is his greatest shift nevertheless.

Originally, Jake was supported with his go to Crown Road through a Delight in Our High Road company start off-up grant.

But as Music Vault ongoing to mature swiftly, Jake used for a more diversification grant so he could move to even larger premises on the identical road, provide other instruments these kinds of as keyboards and violins and branch out into e-commerce later this yr.

He also strategies to market a lot more components and produce a workshop, enabling him to offer you a fix support from his new foundation at 7, Crown Avenue which has been empty for 12 yrs. 

Jake, of Wellington, reported: “From in which Music Vault all started off on Wellington Industry I could not have expected it to go really as nicely as it has.

“It was a little company to start off with but I’d often desired to operate my individual store in Wellington which is my house town.

“I’ve had a couple of models on the large avenue due to the fact I expanded from my marketplace stall but the small business start out-up grant helped me to established up on Crown Avenue and now the diversification grant is a significant increase since it means I have been equipped to make the shift to an even greater device.

“Extra area presents me the possibility to stock other instruments and equipment to sell, not just guitars, give a broader new music company to shoppers and establish a keep room with a packing area for on-line orders which is an spot I genuinely want to capitalise on.”

Large avenue corporations of all types can advantage from the diversification grant which ranges from £500 to £4,000.

The grant can assist businesses to pay for instruction in a new simple or complex ability that will both assist them department out into other places or make them much more resilient.

Funding can also support organizations to introduce new product strains to attain revenue and buy new gear which supports the ongoing operation of the business enterprise.

It can also be applied to present internet marketing collateral together with improved signage and packaging or deal with promoting and advertising costs.

In addition, Jake has also gained an eco grant by Satisfaction in Our Superior Road which is a even more improve to his enlargement strategies. 

The eco grant of up to £500 for firms supports energy saving and environmentally-helpful initiatives and encourages substantial avenue organizations to undertake a greener strategy. 

The grant has helped Jake to insulate and increase partition partitions to the Crown Street unit, install interior protection grilles on the home windows and doorway to defend his instruments and install LED lights, clever heating and sensible sockets to preserve energy in his new unit.

Jake claimed: “Insulation get the job done and new LED lighting will help me to lessen power prices in what is a more substantial unit so the eco grant is aiding me to set these steps in spot.

“I’m definitely grateful for this funding which has helped me to make the up coming phase up and consider my small business to wherever I want it to go.

“Music has normally been a massive portion of my daily life and I’m pleased to be ready to get the job done in an surroundings which I appreciate. 

“Although location up my possess business seemed a little bit of a gamble at very first I’m glad I designed that preference. Life’s too shorter and my advice to others is to stick to your passion and go for it.”

Councillor Lee Carter (Lab), Telford & Wrekin Council’s cabinet member for place (the economic climate & neighbourhood solutions), stated: “Jake is an asset to the large avenue and we are really pleased to have supported him on his organization journey.

“The diversification grant has helped Jake shift to a even bigger premises exactly where he can boost his merchandise and support give although the eco grant is supporting him with electricity preserving steps in what is a bigger place to heat and light. 

“Jake has proved that with the correct mindset and money assistance, a smaller company undertaking which commenced out as a industry-stall can improve into a much more substantial small business which has a lasting presence on the large road.”

You can uncover out additional about the Pleasure in Our Superior Road programme and the grants which are offered for businesses in Telford and Wrekin listed here.

Photograph: Councillor Lee Carter (Lab), Telford & Wrekin Council’s cupboard member for put (the economic system & neighbourhood providers), still left, with Audio Vault operator Jake Taylor.