Posted: 27th October 2015
I have been a WIRE member for 6 years and have had great support from my fellow members, particularly Jane Hamerton who makes the most beautiful personalised towels for all occasions and Sue Hall our leader and mentor of the Ipswich branch.
I have owned Cake and Catwalk selling fashion accessories in the Jerwood Dance House for the past 5 1/2 years but this year it has struggled to maintain the previous years success and despite all efforts has not had the expected footfall. But in August good fortune graced me and I was able to open a new shop in the most successful area of Ipswich, full of interesting independents. With the help of my pension I am now the proud owner of my very own fashion boutique complete with accessories and a magnificent garden to hold events. I have opened up my old shop as a co-operative to encourage new artisans to showcase their products and an opportunity to grow their business.
I will not forget my fellow friends at WIRE who have always been there for me. Business is now booming.
Lynn Turner Cake & Catwalk