My name is Natalie, i own a small business in Merseyside, North West.
I have a quaint little vintage boutique which retails upcycled furniture, home accessories, hand made goods and soft furnishings. The other side to my business is interior design, kitchen restorations, upholstery and up cycling other peoples furniture.
I opened my business in 2010 and i absolutely love it, i am what some people call an upcycle junkie, anything that is old and worn, i get great pleasure in giving it a new lease of life.
I work alongside Laura (my right hand) she works with me on all aspects of my business, i have 2 members of staff who work in the shop and i also have 6 form students who help out once a week, which is a community incentive.
I registered with TP last year and although i put a couple of posts on i was not too active given that i never have a minute to call my own, however i do always read posts and i find they have been extremely helpful therefore i will be more active this time around and share any tips of my own.