"I would never have taken the steps to set up my business without the support of PRIME Cymru."
Sue Carvill tells us how her life has changed since meeting her PRIME Cymru mentor.
"Two years ago, I was violently attacked during a robbery on the jewellery shop where I worked. I was worried whether I would ever be able to see again as I was sprayed with a double dose of pepper spray. The pain was unbearable. For nearly a year afterwards, I wouldn’t leave the house, was terrified of the dark and barely slept.
"But with the help of Victim Support, my doctor, my family, friends and counselling I slowly regained my confidence. I had not been able to work because of my injuries, but I began to want to work. I didn’t want to let them win!
"I had trained in reflexology for nine years using it as a hobby with family and friends.
"Through PRIME Cymru I was partnered with mentor who encouraged me, and gave me the confidence and reassurance, to set up my own business. I decided that, although I am over 50, I wanted to start a mobile business in reflexology, which I have.
"In the beginning I was too scared to even meet my PRIME Cymru mentor in a cafe by myself so I had someone accompany me along to the meeting! But it was the best thing I ever did. I would never have taken the steps to set up my business without the support of PRIME Cymru. Today I feel very lucky.
"Thank you, PRIME Cymru and everyone else involved."