On Friday 13th February, Nigel Adams, the MP for Selby and Ainsty, visited local Start Up business ‘Beauty Worx’. Mr Adams met with owner and local mumpreneur, Leeann Stobbs, to hear more about her business’ recent success and plans for the future.
Leeann Stobbs founded her beauty salon, Beauty Worx, with the help of a loan from the Government-backed Start Up Loans Company. After leaving school at sixteen, Leeann attended White Rose Beauty College in Leeds and obtained a beauty specialist diploma. At nineteen Leeann welcomed the first of her three children and subsequently put any additional beauty studies on hold. Once her children began school Leeann made the decision, with some encouragement from her partner, to return to college. She attended evening classes in nail enhancements at Selby College.
After successfully balancing her beauty studies and motherhood, Leeann completed several beauty courses and established herself as a mobile beautician. Leeann then approached Louise Holman, the owner of the Workshop Hair Studio in Carlton, about the possibility of offering nail treatments in her salon. After a few weeks of having her own table in the salon, Louise offered Leeann the opportunity to use her vacant flat behind the hairdressers to enable Leeann to open her very own beauty salon. Leeann was delighted and with the help of her family, Louise and the Start Up Loans Company, the mother of three transformed a one bedroom flat into a beauty salon, and Beauty Worx was born.
Leeann offers a range of treatments at her salon including manicures, pedicures, nail enhancements and spray tans. Beauty Worx will also be introducing a new treatment in April 2015. Leeann is welcoming fully qualified therapist Jane Kaye, a specialist in CACI Chroma Clear non-surgical solutions, to her salon. Leeann and Jane are hosting a launch evening at the salon for the new treatment on Friday 24th April between 4pm-8pm.
Commenting on the visit Mr Nigel Adams MP said:
“I was delighted to visit Leeann and see a fantastic new business start up in our area with the help of a government backed start up loan. Small businesses like Beauty Worx are the lifeblood of our local economy and whilst I didn’t have the nerve to have any treatments myself, I am sure with Leeann’s skills and enthusiasm, the business will do well and thrive.”
Commenting on the visit Leeann said:
“It was great to meet my local MP, Nigel Adams. It was refreshing to see how down to earth he was and how interested he was in my salon.”