Success for new social investment pilot

Published On: 3rd March 2020

A new social investment model developed by Well North Enterprises has helped an entrepreneurial Bradford business woman to build her Ju-Jitsu business.

Thanks to funding provided by the Liz and Terry Bramall Foundation, Well North Enterprises has enabled Mumtaz Khan to develop her Onna Ju-Jitsu Club business through wrap around mentoring and business support as well as grant funding.

As a result, she has grown her Onna Ju-Jitsu Club business, trained 20 new tutors and introduced fencing into the repertoire. Onna Ju-Jitsu Club is one of the most successful clubs in the county, providing a route for local girls, mainly from Girlington in Bradford, to build self-confidence, develop self-defence skills and have the opportunity to compete at a national level.

Well North Enterprises has published a Social Investment report to share Mumtaz’s story and outline its innovative approach to social investment.

“Mumtaz is a great example of how a flexible funding and support programme can help us to back talent and boost entrepreneurial businesses,” said Lord Andrew Mawson, Executive Chairman of Well North Enterprises.

“We are now seeking other investors to help grow this model of enterprise support, looking more at the quality of the entrepreneurs and their business ideas, rather than the form of governance within which a business operates.”

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