Acacia Business Services Limited wasn’t set up as a result of a dream or whim; it was necessity for Tina Townsend. Having suffered a life threatening stroke, life didn’t end but really just got started. Working is something that Tina has to do – it’s in her makeup and sitting at home wasn’t on her agenda and her energy and presence would mean you would never guess she was ill.
Tina, set up Acacia Business Services Limited in 2005, just 5 years having had two strokes, needing to keep herself busy and use the skills that she had learnt in her previous role as a Health and Safety/Environmental Manager from which she was made redundant. Her passion for health and safety and sharing that knowledge has benefited many small and larger companies across the east of England for 10 years now and the client base is growing!
To set up her business Tina used the local Enterprise Agency to formulate her business plan and for business advice – Ignite Business Enterprise Limited (Formerly Business Development Services) based in Braintree and by becoming a member of the Federation of Small Businesses.
And it doesn’t stop there, Tina is great a supporter of others, using her 10 years’ experience in her own business within Witham Town Team, as Chairman of Witham Chamber of Commerce and vice-chair of the Witham Luncheon Club.
MP Priti Patel ‘It is a great privilege to represent a constituency that hosts so many hardworking entrepreneurs such as Tina, ten years in business is a fantastic achievement and an excellent example of what the Essex entrepreneurial spirit can achieve.”