A Birkenhead-based entrepreneur has launched a new start-up retail franchise with funding from Barclays.
Trading as Eden Rainsford Retail Partnership, Trevor Beck's Vodafone outlet has opened at Grange Precinct, which is within the Birkenhead BID intiative area. The business will specialise in the sale of mobile connections including hand-sets and SIM-only phones, together with accessories, home broadband and data connections.
"It's been my long held dream to run my own business, so launching the Vodafone retail shop is just fantastic," said Beck. "I already have my sights set on a second outlet in Ellesmere Port and I hope to launch the second site this year as soon as June if everything completes in time."
Ana Rowlands, Barclays relationship manager who put together the funding package for the deal, added: "Trevor really impressed me with his practical and thorough approach and with Barclays backing the future looks bright for this ambitious company."