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What inspired you to start your own collection and what did you find most helpful in doing this? I was inspired by the feedback from Christmas and birthday presents which I gave to friends and family. I’m also very enthusiastic about new ventures and challenges which I seem to thrive on. The most helpful thing was a loan from my sister that got me started!


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Do you have any tips you can offer designers running their own business? Learn as much as you can about the money side! Cash flow is crucial to keep things going, a great relationship with your bank manager is helpful and also, an accountant that not only does your books but gives you great advice too.


What is the most rewarding aspect of what you do? The press is the most rewarding thing because it’s an absolute must for the business and can bring massive success. We do our own PR and use a great photographer to produce images that jump off the page. Whenever we send out press releases, we get a great response.


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