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Entrepreneur brings flower power to Stourbridge
6:02pm Monday 14th October 2013 in News
STOURBRIDGE entrepreneur Amy Fairley has brought flower power to Coventry Street with the launch of her first shop - made possible thanks to a grant from The Prince’s Trust.
Margot James, MP for Stourbridge, officially opened the new venture called Fairleys on Saturday (October 12).
The shop sells traditional and vintage style bouquets for all occasions, designed by 27-year-old Amy, plus craft and gift items made by local artists.
Former Ridgewood High School and Stourbridge College student Amy, who has a degree in fashion design, was able to launch the business with the help of a grant from youth charity - The Prince’s Trust, which helps young unemployed people set up their own business.
She said: “It has been really exciting to set up my own shop but challenging at times. The Prince’s Trust is a great support to me, the help they’ve provided was invaluable in getting me started.
“I hope my shop, alongside Tesco and other new businesses opening in the town, will encourage other new independent businesses to take the plunge also to make Stourbridge thrive as it once did.”
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