Factory helps Murphy to build a better future

NORTH Tyneside Council has helped fix it for a budding entrepreneur’s dream to come true.

Murphy Rook, from Wallsend, always wanted to take over his family’s business, but sadly due to ill health, his father was forced to give up the firm.

But The Business Factory – the local authority’s one-stop shop for people looking to start their own venture – ensured the 18-year-old had all of the tools he needed to be able to revive the business.

‘Rent-a-Husband and Son’ provides handy work, from building walls to assembling flat pack furniture, and Murphy is thrilled to be fulfilling his life’s ambition.

He said: “I always wanted to be a part of my dad’s business ‘Rent-a-Husband’.

“Unfortunately due to illness he had to give up the business, but when I was old enough I decided to start it up again.

“I recently qualified in level three bricklaying, and hope to continue to get more qualifications under my belt as the business grows.”

Knowing what business he wanted to set up was a great start for Murphy when he contacted The Business Factory, based in Wallsend’s High Street West.

He said: “When I found out about The Business Factory, I went along to see how they could help me.

“The team were very supportive and they took me through each step of the process, so now I’m registered and ready to work.

“A lot of people struggle with handy work, and there really is no job too big or too small for ‘Rent-a-Husband and Son’.

“I can build new walls or just put a new set or drawers together – but I can’t wait to get going now.”

For more information on ‘Rent-a-Husband and Son’, contact Murphy on 07801 297554.

For information about starting a new business, drop into The Business Factory at 86 High Street West, Wallsend NE28 8HY, call (0191) 263 6092, e-mail info@businessfactorynt.co.uk or visit www.businessfactorynt.co.uk