Clothing success for Portsmouth entrepreneur thanks to Prince’s Trust

Carly Thompsett  with interior designer Kelly Hoppen
Carly Thompsett with interior designer Kelly Hoppen
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AN ENTREPRENEUR from Portsmouth has started her own clothing company with help from the Prince’s Trust.

And she says business is brisk with her recent release of a range of homeware and accessories.

Anaphase Clothing was founded in 2015 by Carly Thompsett, 27, who studied at South Downs College before moving to Cardiff in 2013 following the death of her grandfather.

After bouncing between jobs, Carly decided to bite the bullet, quit her job and start her own business.

However, she said she had no idea where to begin in setting up her own business so she got in contact with the Prince’s Trust which offers a four-day course covering everything to do with starting a business from scratch.

Carly got in contact with the Prince’s Trust in early 2015 and soon after launched her own business.

Carly said: ‘I was pleasantly surpised at how much information I didn’t know that I need to know; and the depth of the course was fantastic.

‘I came out with a new lease of life and excitement for my journey.

‘Being a young ambassador with the Prince’s Trust gives me the support to bring confidence to help other people.’

Carly has also recently collaborated with business interior firm, Afrika, which went through the same programme as her to produce a monthly online magazine called Haute Fashion and Interior.

Earlier this year, Carly expanded her business from clothing to homeware and acessories, which she said had increased business dramtically.

Carly said: ‘Because of the Prince’s Trust I continue to have opportunities, make friends, network and help me get to where I need to be.

‘Ultimately, my main dream is to have my own shop.’

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