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Lily & Sparrow Spice up the FYCreatives Business Hub in Blackpool

Passion and Spice make a winning combination for two ex Blackpool & the Fylde College pals

Have you ever wanted to live out your fantasies? Bored working in administration or standing behind a counter, but think escape is not for you?

Heather Burke and Ruth White, both 23, have set up Lily & Sparrow at the FYCreatives business hub in Church Street, Blackpool to sell daring lingerie.

Best friends; Ruth worked as a manager in administrations and Heather went into retail, but they never found anything that they were passionate about.

Heather said “So we decided that we would make our own passion and that’s why we chose to do this. “We firmed up the idea in January and have been working on it full time since then.

“We spotted a gap in the market as there was so little choice in the Fylde area, especially since La Senza closed in the Hounds Hill Shopping Centre. “We sell lingerie more toward the sexier end of the market and our size range means that they can fit a broad range of people. We have a plus size range and a bridal range which we are looking to expand”

As the line goes “ooh it is naughty but we like it”

Lily & Sparrow's Heather & Ruth at their launch at Viva Showbar
Lily & Sparrow’s Heather & Ruth at their launch at Viva Showbar

I am sure Lily & Sparrow will add a bit of excitement for those special occasions and the girls will make a profit from this innovative new venture. If anyone can, they will.

At Get Started we are delighted to have assisted them on their journey with help, advice, seminars as well as the premises they operate from.

We wish them every success.

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Geoff Reeves - Small Business Adviser at Get Started