The owner of a dog-grooming parlour in Kettlethorpe has taken on two members of staff as her business continues to grow.
Mandy Abrams opened Hair off the Dog on Hoyland Road just over three years ago and for a long time ran the shop on her own.
But her hard work and dedication to her dream business soon led to a waiting list of shaggy haired pooches, allowing her to take on two new employees to cope with the increased demand.
She has also shared some of her success with the community, spending £500 to buy and sponsor a new kit and training tracksuit for Crofton Juniors Under 14 – who ended their 28 match losing run on the first occasion they wore the new strip by securing a 1-1 draw.
Mandy, who rents her shop from WDH’s Commercial Property section and has just extended her lease for another five years, said: “Without the help of WDH setting up my business three and a half years ago I would never have been in a position to help others, let alone have the confidence to extend my lease for another five years.
“I now employ two members of staff which is a great step forward and obviously just shows what can be achieved.”
Jo Bamford, Commercial Property Surveyor at WDH, said: “I am so pleased that Mandy’s hard work has paid off and it’s great that she is now in a position to be able to take on staff. It’s another example of the entrepreneurial spirit of those people in our district who are willing to take on a property and create a successful business from scratch.”