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Crease Is The Word is aiming to ease the pressure in today’s busy world.

The ironing and dry cleaning service, launched by Sandra Jones, opened its doors recently in Ebbw Vale and is already proving popular with local residents.

“People are so busy these days they struggle to find time to get everything done,” said Sandra. “People can just drop their ironing here and collect it when it is ready, and not worry about it.”

Sandra had always wanted to be self employed. She sought advice on how to start from Blaenau Gwent County Council, and benefitted from the Kickstart programme which provided a £650 grant to enable her to achieve her ambition.

“I am grateful for the grant and advice and would probably not have been able to set up without it,” she said. “The money was used to buy equipment and refurbish the shop.”

The Kickstart programme is run jointly by Blaenau Gwent Council and Tata Steel subsidiary UK Steel Enterprise.

Kim Robinson of UK Steel Enterprise said:

”Many people want to be self employed and need just a little bit of advice and help to get up and running. We are delighted to have been able to assist Sandra in establishing this service for the community.”

Sarah Jeremiah of Blaenau Gwent Council added:

“It has been inspiring to see Sandra’s confidence grow and highly rewarding to provide support for a new Ebbw Vale town centre business that offers a great personal touch for its customers.”