Julie Edwards first came to Môn CF after being told about the services we offer and of the employment support she would receive.
We first met with Julie in October 2016 when she explained that she wanted to become a self-employed personal trainer. Julie was already a qualified nutritionist and was working on her qualifications to become a personal trainer. Even though Julie knew what she wanted, she didn’t know how to become self-employed and turned to Môn CF for support.
After a few appointments, an action plan was devised. We identified what courses Julie needed to do to enhance her credentials. Julie completed a Level 2 Emergency First Aid at Work, All Wales Safeguarding course, and a Level 2 Health and Safety in the Workplace.
The next step was for Julie to meet Alun Roberts, a self-employment specialist with Mon CF. Alun gave Julie advice on what she needed to do next and together they completed a Cash Flow Forecast. They also discussed the New Enterprise Allowance and Julie applied for this and was successful. This meant that Julie would have a little bit of extra money on top of what she would earn when self-employed. Julie’s market research was a success and she already had new clients waiting for her to start the classes.
As of March 2017, Julie became self-employed as a fitness and wellbeing coach under the name Jufit. She runs fitness classes in Amlwch and also works with clients on a 1-to-1 basis.
As Julie did her own protein shakes and bars, she wanted to explore this further but wasn’t sure of the correct procedure. We advised Julie that she will need to contact the local Council and the Environmental Health to make sure everything was done correctly. We also told her, that the best place to get advice was to meet with the Food Technology Centre in Llangefni. Julie has told us the Centre is brilliant and she is continuing to work with them. Julie passed her Food Safety for Cateringr with us.
We wish Julie all the best in the future.Below is Julie (left) holding her own flyer and (ight) modelling her jumper advertising the company.