Kyle Frank, from London, enrolled onto the Enterprise programme with The Prince’s Trust when he had a business dream, but no idea how to turn it into a reality. Having suffered with acne from the age of 18, Kyle knew he wanted to start a skincare brand to help others. As he entered his adolescence, he felt very alone as all of his friends had grown out of it. He consulted doctors, however none of the treatments that they provided worked, often doing more damage than good. For Kyle, this massively knocked his confidence, particularly as he was signed with a talent agency so was often in front of the camera.
Kyle felt that no one understood acne, often being asked if he was washing his face enough, so he took it upon himself to start researching the condition and began writing down his own skincare products to treat it. After creating protypes and despite being nervous, Kyle approached the Prince’s Trust to start his skincare business.
“The Prince’s Trust staff were great, and I didn’t realise initially how much they could help with business. They made things feel so clear and I thought ‘wow, this is actually doable’.”
Kyle benefitted from working with his assigned mentor who advised on how to run and structure a successful business. He is now in his third year of trading with lots of returning customers at Frank’s Remedies and has recently been featured on BBC One and Elle magazine.