At this point I was working full time in a local beauty salon in Skipton, returning to Craven College to study aromatherapy part time for a further year.
After gaining valuable experience in the beauty salon, whilst having a young family I worked part time for Next PLC Skipton. This position built my confidence, varied retail business and social skills, working with amazing colleagues, as a sales adviser occasionally as a weekend manager. Enjoying my role, engaging with the local community in this progressive tourist town. Moving forward I started my own business as a beauty and holistic therapist treating my clients in their own homes or local businesses.
Always interested in building and growing my business, I have further trained in several holistic therapies, which include aromatherapy blends if requested.
I am also a qualified Tai Chi for Health instructor with my own classes at Glusburn Arts Centre, Sutton-in-Craven Cricket Club and Cliffe Castle park, Skipton Town Hall and Skipton Leisure Centre, with a introductory monthly workshop and classes also online.
My family, friends and clients have always helped and encourage me with my career choice, offering to be guinea pigs when I have required models for new treatments and accepting my flexible working hours.
In the past I offered my expertise as a volunteer complementary therapist, aromatherapy practitioner at the local wellbeing cancer support centre in Skipton, which I still occasionally support. I have also held the volunteer position of chairlady of SWIFT (Support Women Inspiring Friendship Training) a local (Skipton Craven Keighley) small business networking group formally known as WorcNet supporting small businesses, charities and local organisations and groups. Due to the pandemic the networking no longer exists.
My latest achievement has been working alongside Bradford District Council and Cliffe Castle Support Group, developing the Cliffe Castle Wellbeing Route at Cliffe Castle Park Keighley