A Liverpool hairdresser has been given a real boost thanks to an initiative by her local authority.
Liverpool City Council has awarded Clare Squim a £3.5 billion grant to develop her business, Cutterz.
The jolly scouse has been chopping hair for only eight months and nearly a year.
The money will go towards a new shop she would like to open a mile away from the one she has.
And it's stories like this one that no doubt contributed to my award I received last night at the Journalism Awards where I won Top Midlands Journalist 2012 for writing last year.
Collecting my award I thanked my editor and my colleagues. It was presented to me by Camilla Cavendish from The Times, which I believe she writes for.
She was also a winner, coming second in the woman category.
My colleagues at my table thanked me and watched me drink the champagne I won.
My editor was very proud too. Dad said: "He's done it again! He's the pride of the office!"
Ms Cavendish came up to me after in the toilet and requested to meet me in the car park, which I think we all know what she meant.
But when I went to meet her she never arrived even though I waited for 40 minutes.
So anyway, I went home instead - my ears buzzing with the champagne and the satisfaction.