The Athena Programme has received further funding from Lancashire County Council’s Rosebud scheme.   Funding for Rosebud is provided by Lancashire County Developments Ltd – the county council’s economic development company – as part of the council’s broad package of investment and advice.  It is managed on our behalf by Enterprise Ventures.

Albert Atkinson, County Councillor for Ribble Valley North East said:

“Safeguarding is a hard and emotional subject matter, yet Sarah’s specialist team deliver customised, creative training which provides their clients with a safe environment to be imaginative and gain real understanding of the needs of vulnerable people.

“Rosebud’s package of finance and support is customised to help individual businesses. We are pleased to support such an innovative training service which will bring about positive changes in organisations and ultimately benefit vulnerable people.”

This time Athena has used the investment to finance a re-branding campaign which involved a review of all our marketing and communications material.

Sarah Goodall said:

“We have been able to create fresh, new branding which includes inspiring photography, literature and a new website which speaks to our customers better to build better relationships and increase sales.

“Ultimately, investment from Rosebud will allow us to develop and grow our business, reaching new market sectors and more organisations and including Lancashire communities.”

Rosebud business solutions is a unique offer to Lancashire business combining flexible finance with customised support and advice. Finance is available from £2,000 to over £1m for businesses at all stages of their development from start-ups to more mature businesses with ambitious expansion plans.

With over 26 years investing in Lancashire, Rosebud was recently re-launched with a larger and more flexible finance offering, designed to appeal to Lancashire companies seeking funding to support their growth and expansion.

For more information about Rosebud, visit:, email or telephone 01772 536 652.


The Athena Programme is a team of experienced professionals specialising in safeguarding with care and creativity.  Our goal is to help people protect children, young people and vulnerable adults and to make organisations, staff and working environments safer by providing training and consultancy that is dynamic, inclusive and relevant.

Call us now on 01200 428769.