Naomi, 25, from Birmingham grew up in a
deprived estate, and opportunities were few. When she became a
single mother she realised she needed to transform her life, and
signed up to The Prince's Trust Enterprise Programme.
After growing up on a deprived estate in a single parent
household, Naomi had no confidence in herself and had grown to
accept a life of poverty. However, when Naomi became a single
mother she realised she needed to change her situation.
The idea of starting her own business occurred to her after
planning her son’s christening and realising the cost of everything
– especially customised balloons and cakes. She decided to
undertake The Prince’s Trust Enterprise Programme to help her gain
the business skills required to launch Candy Bubbles - a
business selling balloon bouquets and luxury soap products.
Since the launch of Candy Bubbles, the
company has been a huge success. Naomi has exhibited her business
at the 2010 Celebrate Success Awards and now offers her services
for corporate events for business including Tesco and Aston Villa
Football Club. She admits that without the Enterprise Programme she
would have made none of these developments and has taken every
opportunity to speak about her journey with The Prince’s Trust by
inspiring young people on the Explore Enterprise course with her
motivational talks and the West Midlands Celebrate Success
Naomi is extremely proud to represent The Prince’s Trust as a
Young Ambassador. Her life has been turned around since completing
the Enterprise Programme and she is keen to promote the opportunity
to other young women. She has been embraced by her community as an
inspiring role model and her vocal support has made her a great
asset to The Trust.
The Prince’s Trust has turned my life around. I
am committed to showing young people that they can get help just
like me. I have made my mother so proud of what I have achieved and
it would never have been possible without this great
We would like to acknowledge the individuals or organisations
who have played a key role in helping this young person achieve
success through their Prince’s Trust programme.
- Steve Jenkins, Programme Executive,
The Prince’s Trust
- Dewi Prichard-Jones, Programme
Manager, The Prince’s Trust