Law man Peter Waddell lands bumper grant from Coalfields Trust

Coalfields Regeneration fisherman
Coalfields Regeneration fisherman

Plans to launch a family-oriented fishery in his home village of Law have helped Peter Waddell land a place in the finals of the Coalfields Regeneration Trust’s £100,000 Community Challenge.

Peter is one of six finalists who will receive three months mentoring and support, including a session with Scotland’s top entrepreneur Sir Tom Hunter, before pitching his idea to a high powered Dragon’s Den, for the top award of £50,000.

Peter is passionate about building a social business that makes fishing accessible to people with disabilities and caters for families.

He said: “At the moment fishing tends to be a male-dominated sport, but I think it has huge potential to become a family activity.”

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