A new Andover business has benefitted from their first instalment of a £1,000 grant from Test Valley Borough Council.
Citrine Spa, run by Trang Thi Huyen Nguyen and her husband Tim, recently opened its doors on Union Street, Andover as a nail bar and beauty salon. Now, the pair have received their first £500 of a £1,000 Independent Retailer Grant.
Trang moved to Andover in 2015 and the pair have previously operated Style Nails, Andover, for the last three years.
We are really pleased to have received this boost from the council. We’ve enjoyed our time in Andover and long may our success continue in our new premises.
Having had the support from the council and given our previous experience, we’re hopeful that we’ve got the right combination to be even more successful!
Ward councillor, Victoria Harber, said:
Trang and Tim are very experienced and are certainly established members of our community! I’m sure they will go from strength to strength and I wish them both luck.
Recipients of the £1,000 grant first receive £500 after three months of trading and a further £500 six months later. To be eligible for the grant, new or existing independent businesses must occupy a town centre ground floor unit which has been vacant for at least one month.
Qualifying businesses include shops, restaurants and cafes. These funds have become available to the community as a consequence of the council’s prudent investments, financial management and use of the New Homes Bonus.