Beauty therapist Kelly Hooper launched The Barn, so called because of its premises being in a beautiful converted barn, in October 2008. She was driven by her passion for the beauty business and her determination to provide Somerset with the top quality beauty, holistic and advanced treatments associated with top city salons but in a relaxing and tranquil rural setting.
The business has grown rapidly from Kelly, one full time employee and one trainee to a team of eight professional health and beauty specialists.
Kelly credits a great deal of her business success to the help and support provided by North Somerset Enterprise Agency believing that it has been instrumental in helping her start up the business, from providing useful guidance on the realities of going it alone to dealing with the bank to writing up a business plan.
“I found the advice and support from NSEA to be invaluable throughout the setting up process and even now, three years on, it is reassuring to know that I have a business advisor on hand to offer their expertise as and when I need it.” Kelly says.
In 2009, The Barn was voted in the “Top 50 Most Desirable Salons” by its industry and in June 2012 Kelly won ‘Employer of the Year’ at the Excellence in Business Training Awards. Congratulations from all of us here at NSEA!
Visit: The Barn