Having cut my commercial teeth in the family motor trade business, Fine Art graduate I revived the iconic textile design brand Clothkits from around my kitchen table. Over the last 10 years, I developed a flourishing Chichester based business encompassing e-commerce, bricks & mortar retail and the delivery of workshops to a loyal local and international audience.
In the summer of 2016, I founded local artisan collective Draper’s Yard in The Hornet, where 18 micro businesses are given a low cost, low-risk opportunity to start their own ventures within a creative and supportive environment.
I have been interested in joining the Chichester BID to help both give a voice to, and encourage support of the independent businesses within our area. The vitality and contribution brought by independent retailers, designers & creatives is critical to character, energy and individuality of a City.