"When I attended the SUH course, we were living in Catterick, North Yorkshire, and I had just started my own business selling nail products as part of a network marketing scheme. I quickly realised that this wasn’t using the skills I had gained whilst working as a manager in the NHS. Doing the SUH course gave me the confidence to change direction and in September 2018 after a move to Staffordshire, I started HI Virtual, providing high quality business support to other small businesses. Although I had the right expertise to provide the services I was offering, the knowledge I needed to be a business owner came from the SUH course, along the way I had excellent mentoring from Sarah Walker who gave me sound advice when I was doubting my abilities or debating what direction to go in. HI Virtual is now going from strength to strength, I have established a great set of clients that I really enjoy working with, and I am able to work around the needs of my family."