Entrepreneur Galina Borsca has achieved her dream of running her own lingerie business thanks to a helping hand from Tameside Markets.
The mum-of-one applied to the Council’s Trade for a Tenner scheme to have a low risk and low cost trial run of a stall on Ashton’s award winning market last September.
And it proved so successful that she has now moved from her temporary pitch on the outdoor market to open a permanent base for her business ‘LadyDuff Lingerie’ with changing rooms inside the market hall with hopes of expanding further.
“I was looking for an opportunity to get started with my own business selling high quality lingerie at low prices and I fell in love with Ashton Market right away. It is an attractive setting and has a caring and friendly atmosphere and importantly offered the Trade for a Tenner scheme which gave me the opportunity to trial my idea without huge start up costs.”
“Straight away I received a lot of interest in my products, people like them and I have quickly built up regular customers. It has been such a success that I have now been able to open a permanent stall in the market hall which is a dream come true for me. Who knows now what is possible with the business if I have achieved this is such a short space of time – I would like to eventually open up a number of shops in different town centres.”
The Trade for a Tenner scheme is available on both Ashton and Hyde markets. For further information see http://www.tameside.gov.uk/markets/tenner
Tameside Council Deputy Executive Leader Cllr John Taylor, who is responsible for markets, said:
“The scheme benefits everyone – as well as giving budding new businesses a helping hand it helps to keep the market vibrant and busy, improving the choice of products available and attracting new shoppers.”