A resourceful 22-year-old from Louth has secured her very own hair and beauty salon inside the town’s longest standing department store.
Thanks to help and support from The Prince’s Trust, alongside pitching a well-thought out business plan, Rebecca Doyle has been running Simply Serene on the first floor of Eve and Ranshaw for the past two months.
Rebecca commented: “I worked with The Prince’s Trust to help me put together a plan for the business. I wanted to be able to offer a relaxing space for clients to come in and have their hair and nails done as well as having specialist beauty treatments.”
She instantly caught the eye of the owner of Eve and Ranshaw, David Sandwith, when she worked in the department store and was quickly able to begin her dream salon after winning him over with her business pitch.
Mr Sandwith said: “Rebecca made an immediate impression – she was full of ideas and applied herself to the job diligently. She got on well with customers from the word go.
“It came as no surprise that after a few months all those ideas became crystallised and she came to me with a business idea. It was a well thought out, thoroughly professional business plan. We feel that Rebecca’s new business venture represents a new and attractive aspect to our department store.
“Most important of all, it is extremely gratifying to see the venture doing well. We wish Rebecca every success.”