A Clitheroe business owner plans to expand her beautician business after securing the lease on units at a local business park.
Beauty Boutique has agreed a five-year lease on three units at Link 59 Business Park in Clitheroe.
Owned by Charlotte Harrison, Beauty Boutique offers a range of beauty services including manicures, pedicures, facials and spray tans. Expansion plans include opening a hair salon and setting up a training academy.
Charlotte opened her first boutique in 2008 in Chatburn. She has opted to move into a larger space to facilitate the growth of her business.
Harrison Drury’s commercial property team in Clitheroe, led by Wendy Newbury, advised Charlotte and prepared the agreements for the lease of the three units.
The move to the Clitheroe business park is part of Charlotte’s wider plans to open a hair salon and beauty training academy which will combine training with ‘hands on’ experience in the salon and her boutique. She hopes to operate an apprenticeship scheme as part of the training programme.
Charlotte said: “I was recommended to Harrison Drury by one of my customers. After speaking to Wendy, I knew straight away I wanted to work with her. She was so approachable, very honest and professional in her dealings. She always kept me informed to the progress of the lease arrangements.”
“My clients love the new location, there’s plenty of parking and I have created a luxurious and elegant space to enjoy beauty therapies. I am very excited about my plans for the future and I’m confident I’ve chosen the perfect location for the business.”
The boutique employs three people with an additional three self-employed therapists working at the location. Charlotte aims to have the hairdressing salon and academy opened by Autumn 2020 and plans to increase the team to 10, as well as offering a number of apprenticeship opportunities.
Wendy Newbury, senior associate solicitor at Harrison Drury, added: “It’s always a pleasure to support a young entrepreneur with a clear vision for business. Securing premises for Charlotte to enable her to get started on the next stage of her business plans has been a particularly satisfying result for the firm. I have no doubt we will be working with her again very soon.”
Pictured above left to right: Wendy Newbury from Harrison Drury with Charlotte Harrison at her new premises in Clitheroe