One of the local businesses helped by Kickstart Enterprise Coach, Mike Whitehouse, is Tiffany Park owner of Tiffany Park The Salon in Eccleshill. Tiffany from Eccleshill opened her first salon in Cleckheaton at the age of 21 and built the business up over a ten year period, at which point she sold the business to move to Huddersfield, where over the next 10 years she opened another 3 salons.
Eventually Tiffany decided to take a year out and trained for a degree in lecturing at Huddersfield University, enabling her to open her own hairdressing training school. This was an idea she wanted to bring back to her home town of Bradford.
With the help of Mike from Kickstart Bradford, she found the perfect premises, wrote her business plan and opened Tiffany Park The Salon in Eccleshill. Mike was also there to make important introductions to key contacts that could help Tiffany to achieve her dream and through their monthly meetings Mike continues to offer invaluable support.
Tiffany is now putting everything in place to open the upper floor of the salon with a Tanning Suite and a Beauty Room which will be open from the end of September, and the final piece in the jigsaw will be the hairdressing school which Tiffany is hoping to open next year.
Tiffany said “it was great to have the support of Mike, he helped me with a lot of the issues that were new to me like finance and tax”.