Young Blackpool entrepreneur sees business grow amid lockdown and move to bigger offices

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An award-winning young entrepreneur from Blackpool has seen his business grow in lockdown and has moved it to new offices on the airport enterprise zone.

Mina Group, a marketing and communications agency, seized upon opportunities in recent months, investing in new equipment and winning work to support more charities in the resort.

The business, which delivers strategic and hands-on services for charities, small businesses and public sector bodies, has invested in equipment, premises and new staff.

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Its growth has been bolstered by two new contract wins with local faith-based charities keen to communicate their offerings to support vulnerable communities.

Jake Adams, second left, with members of the Mina Group team at the new offficesJake Adams, second left, with members of the Mina Group team at the new offfices
Jake Adams, second left, with members of the Mina Group team at the new offfices

Owner and BIBAs award winner Jake Adams said: “Lockdown was an opportunity for us to consolidate some opportunities and give ourselves the infrastructure that we need to continue to survive and thrive in the post-Covid world.

"We were advising a number of charitable groups at the beginning of lockdown, on how to continue to engage their communities in challenging circumstances. Off the back of that, I’m pleased to have added two of those to our marketing retainer service, allowing us to support their vital communications work.”

Mina Group is now based out of offices within the Blackpool Airport Enterprise Zone, following a £70,000 investment in two large format printers and two embroidery machines along with recruitment of two new staff.

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The move was an historic one for young entrepreneur Jake, 22, who founded his first business at just 14-years-old in premises at Dickson Road Community Centre, central Blackpool.

Based out of the centre, he has grown his business from being a sole trader delivering print services to a team-of-seven delivering the full spectrum of marketing and communications services.

He added: “The Centre was a real incubator for us and I’m incredibly grateful for all the support the team there gave me over the years. Being based in the community centre really fit with our values, as we worked with dozens of grassroots charities and community groups in Blackpool.”

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