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HSBC supports Worcester tattoo artist as she opens studio in the city

13 April 2022
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West Midlands tattoo artist, Hanan Qattan, has secured a five-figure funding package from HSBC UK to open a new tattoo studio in Worcester town centre.

The entrepreneur has used the funding to purchase a two level 1,200 sq. ft. property located in Worcester’s Reindeer Court Arcade to launch Fox and Fortune Tattoo. The support from HSBC UK has also allowed Hanan to apply for planning permission to undertake renovation work to the listed building.

Hanan has worked as a self-employed tattoo artist in the area for eight years, building her client base and skills. The funding means that Fox and Fortune can take on one full-time tattoo artist.

The new property allows Hanan to run a private studio while renting out further commercial space, which will allow her to take control of all the finances and run the business effectively for artists and clients.

Hanan said: “HSBC UK has been instrumental in enabling the opening of Fox and Fortune Tattoo, which is now an asset for life, as I now own the property. Our Relationship Manager at the bank, Vivek Joshi, has been incredible in taking the time to understand my business and my ambitions helping me to make this a reality. I couldn’t be more grateful.”

Paul Armstrong, HSBC UK Area Director for East Midlands added: “HSBC UK is committed to helping small businesses, and we’re pleased to support Hanan as she builds Fox and Fortune. Purchasing the property gives her extra peace of mind as she works to grow her new business.”


Nicky Godding is editor of The Business Magazine. Before her journalism career, she worked mainly in public relations moving into writing when she was invited to launch Retail Watch, a publication covering retail and real estate across Europe.

After some years of constant travelling, she tucked away her passport and concentrated on business writing, co-founding a successful regional business magazine. She has interviewed some of the UK’s most successful entrepreneurs who have built multi-million-pound businesses and reported on many science and technology firsts.

She reports on the region’s thriving business economy from start-ups, family businesses and multi-million-pound corporations, to the professionals that support their growth and the institutions that educate the next generation of business leaders.

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