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The Olive Branch
Company / Business Name: The Olive Branch / The Olive Branch
Telephone: 01943 830123
Mobile: 07739 428128
About the Company / Business
Jill Atkinson, opened her first Olive Branch shop in 2005 but for 15 years before that she worked in the financial services industry. However, she remembers from a very small age when visiting other peoples' homes with her parents, taking in every details of decoration, furniture and quality.
Growing up on a farm on Silsden Morr gave her a love of the country and she cites seeing her first edition of Country Life magazine as almost and epiphany!
'I just knew it was me. It was like a revelation.' She says.
During her days in the finance industry, Jill became an avid auction goer and began buying and selling vintage goods, furniture and animal sets.
Opening The Olive Branch was the fruition of a long held dream to harness her love of design and quality with business. It was also a cohesive effort by Jill's family and good friends, especially Jill's sister-in-law and 'Domestic Goddess' Jane Atkinson and Helen Iveson. Helen enjoyed the experience so much; she went on to open her own shop!