A HUDDERSFIELD man has bounced back from unemployment to form his own music business.

Anthony Holroyd, 39, has set up his own record label with a little help from JobCentre Plus.

The former youth worker from Fartown has turned his love of reggae into a business plan.

“I’ve got a home recording studio set up and a fully-licensed radio station on the internet,” said Anthony.

“It’s called Roots Lab International and I play a lot of reggae and dub.”

Anthony was helped to set up his music business by the New Enterprise Allowance from JobCentre Plus.

He explained: “I had a business mentor called Stephen Thornton who met me every couple of weeks and helped me with a business plan.

“We discussed the financial side, the marketing, different ways of selling, stock taking and taxes.

“I found it very useful. It gave me the confidence to jump in at the deep end.”

To listen to Anthony’s radio station visit www.rootslabintl.com.