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Introducing the North Northamptonshire Grant Winners

Updated: Mar 4

We are excited to introduce the first cohort of entrepreneurs awarded the Business & IP Centre Northamptonshire’s Build Your Business Small Business grants. From auto repair to digital transformation, these new ventures span diverse sectors and reflect the entrepreneurial spirit of North Northamptonshire.  



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Bazena Rabkevich, Director of RNS Auto Group Ltd 


RNS Auto Group is an independent vehicle repair business, dedicated to keep you moving on the road. Established in 2023 and based in Wellingborough, we specialise in providing auto electrical solutions to commercial vehicles along with mechanical repairs and service. We serve a diverse range of customers, from sole traders to companies with larger fleets. Our highly skilled team will ensure that even the most complex issues are resolved efficiently, keeping your vehicles operating smoothly and safely. Whether it's routine maintenance or tackling unforeseen challenges, RNS Auto Group is committed to providing reliable solutions to keep you on the move with confidence. 


Visit RNS Auto Group Ltd at: https://rnsautogroup.co.uk/ 


Kerryn Withers Green, Director of FND Wellbeing Ltd 


With personal experience of navigating Functional Neurological Disorder (FND), the 2nd most common reason for neurology referral, I've devoted years to supporting fellow sufferers through in-person and online groups. As a qualified and experienced HR professional and Wellbeing Coach, I bridge the gap between medical care and community support, offering practical guidance, empathy, respect, a safe environment, and deep understanding for the challenges FND brings. My own recovery serves as a beacon of hope, inspiring others to find their unique path to healing. 


Visit FND Wellbeing at: https://www.fndwellbeing.com/ 

 

Ryan Clements, Director of Selecta Events 


Selecta Events are a Kettering based Drum & Bass promoter who operate events in the local area and beyond. We put on high energy shows with production levels to suit. Our ethos is to pair up local talent alongside some of the biggest names in the industry. Our passion is providing events for our community of followers whether that be close to home or on one of our very popular coach trips out of Kettering. We've been going from strength to strength and if you wish to come to our events check out our socials for more information and come join the Selecta Crew! 


Visit Selecta Events at: https://www.facebook.com/SelectaEventsUK 


Aaron Adams, Director of AA Audio Solutions 


AA Audio Solutions is bringing affordable audio/DJ equipment hire to Northamptonshire, for events ranging from weddings, small club nights to conferences with immaculate recorded audio and visuals, Professional Audio Engineer Services, Mix and Mastering Services, Music Publishing and Marketing. 


Visit AA Audio Solutions at: https://www.facebook.com/AAAudioSolutions 


Lisa Scott, Owner of The Media Type 


I'm a marketer with ten years experience and recently went solo after a varied career working in all kinds of industries. My business, The Media Type, helps predominantly lifestyle businesses with their social media, copywriting and website management. I've become an extension to small businesses as their external marketing department offering advice, support and content creation! I'm so excited to win this grant as it's a great opportunity to upgrade my equipment and therefore enhance the services I provide for clients.


Visit The Media Type at: https://themediatype.com/ 


Jennifer Scott, Founder of Little House Accountants 


Little House Accountants offers accountancy and bookkeeping services to small, growing local businesses. Little House is led by Jenny Scott, who having lived and worked in the Kettering area all her life and with over 13 years of experience in accounting, is passionate about providing an accessible, down to earth, and trustworthy service.  


With offices in the village of Warkton, only 5 minutes from the centre of Kettering, Little House Accountants welcomes our clients to a calm countryside setting of an open and quirky converted barn with log-burner and cosy meeting room.  


We offer a wide-range of services including bookkeeping, VAT, payroll, self-assessment, sole trader and limited companies accounts. We are able to tailor our services and be flexible to meet an individual’s requirements, whether a business is a start-up or well established.   


Visit Little House Accountants at: https://www.littlehouseaccountants.co.uk  


Dan Dowman, Founder of Anthem  


Anthem works with higher order brands, visionary start ups, and small businesses with big ideas. The brands that aren’t willing to trade mission critical objectives for short term fame and vanity metrics. The brands that are willing to risk today’s podium in favour of a greater prize. 


Using a combination of coaching and brutally simple workshops that anyone can master, Anthem helps brands amplify their Collective Fluency and invest in their company culture; helping functions and stakeholders to collaborate effectively to find the stories that make them distinctive and help their brand rise above the noise. 


Anthem was founded in 2023 by Dan Dowman, a culture coach and strategic advisor. Over the last two decades, Dan has helped 36 of the world’s biggest brands across sectors achieve cultural impact through a provocative and unconventional approach that challenges the status quo.  


At heart, Dan is a brandthropologist, combining his passion for anthropology and meaning with his cultural branding expertise.  


A restless and skilled storyteller, Dan has a gift for pattern recognition and always been passionate about the human dynamics that motivate people. And though his strategic intuition has coalesced into a professional practice, Dan’s journey started in High School where he launched a social action club. Since then he’s spearheaded a multitude of community projects and raised hundreds of thousands for NGOs.  


Known for his signature warmth, wisdom and relatability, Dan’s reputation is built on his ability to challenge power dynamics and reveal what truly matters to leaders and brands, and translate that into stories that gather people, ignite passion and unlock momentum. 


Visit Anthem Group at: https://www.anthem.ooo/  


Rebecca Loveday, Founder of Sigma 3 Digital 


Rebecca Loveday was a Deputy Director of Digital, Data and Transformation in the Civil Service before deciding to set up Sigma 3 Digital with her co-founders, Mark Stephens and Stam Bourgkis. Sigma 3 Digital unlocks the full potential of data for their clients. They help ambitious businesses optimise and automate the collection, storage, insights and governance of their data to enhance decision-making, be legally compliant, and deliver greater efficiency, thereby gaining competitive edge. 


Visit Sigma 3 Digital at: https://www.sigma3digital.com/ 

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