Blosh - Josh Antwi
made redundant from his job as a web designer during the recession.
In a tough jobs market, he struggled to find work and was
unemployed for six months.
Thirty-year-old Josh, from Deptford, said: “It
was a really difficult time. It was taking longer than I thought to
get a new job and I started to worry about what I was going to do
Josh thought that setting up his own business
could be the answer but he didn’t know where to start. He decided
to ask The Prince’s Trust for help and joined the youth charity’s
Enterprise Programme, which offers practical advice and mentoring
support to young people looking to set up a business.
The Prince’s Trust gave Josh a business mentor
and a loan to help him set up Blosh, a new media business
specialising in building websites for start-up companies.
At first it was difficult as I had so much to
learn about running a business, but having a mentor on hand for
business advice made a huge difference.
Two years on, Blosh is a huge success, with an
office in Liverpool Street and a team of 11 designers.
Josh said: “I wouldn’t be where I am now if it
wasn’t for The Prince’s Trust. The charity gave me the help and
support I needed to get my business off the ground at a difficult