Shaw councillor Howard Sykes MBE has offered the latest new business in Shaw a ‘warm welcome’ and his best wishes for its success.
Demilee Morgan, a Shaw resident, has taken possession of the former fancy dress shop at 2 Market Street and will soon be reopening the premises as a bespoke manufacturer and retailer of candles, Waxxy Warehouse Ltd.
“This new shop will be great for Shaw”, said councillor Sykes. “Shoppers want to see more than the usual suspects on their high street and this kind of business – artisan, independent and local – is exactly what I would like to see in our town centre. If Shaw can offer something unique it will attract more visitors from further afield to shop and make our local economy more vibrant. This is why I am also campaigning for a monthly farmers’ and artisan producers’ market for Shaw.”
The new business has received support from the Enterprising You team funded by Oldham Council, with access to personalised advice, such as help with marketing and securing suitable premises at an affordable price. Enterprising You also offers access to over 200 online courses and ongoing advice to aspiring local entrepreneurs on their business develops. Their website is https://www.enterprising-you.co.uk/
Councillor Sykes added: “I was very glad to hear that Demilee was able to access help from the Enterprising You team and hope that other Shaw residents will want to do the same. This is the second exciting original new business we have seen launched in Shaw in the last few weeks, hot on the heels of Tapas bar Vida Viva. I do hope we see many more.”