Inspirational Pudsey mum opens brand new large shop after transforming home business

A Pudsey mum who transformed her business from her own home to a thriving shop has opened a new large premises in the town centre.

Monday, 11th January 2021, 5:04 pm

Lucy Suddaby started her Lucy Locket Design business in September 2016 when her son Harry - who she described as her inspiration - started at school.

She originally worked at home for a year but bought her first shop at the end of 2017.

The tiny shop on Lowtown has been Lucy's base ever since - with her alterations and repairs service becoming extremely popular with Pudsey residents.

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A Pudsey mum who transformed her business from her own home to a thriving shop has opened a new large premises in the town centre.

However, Lucy said the shop got to a point where "you literally couldn't move" and she desperately needed more space.

Innovative Lucy jumped at the chance to move into a much larger shop further into Pudsey centre and opened its doors on January 4 - unluckily just a day before 'lockdown three'.

Despite the disappointment of having to immediately close, Lucy said it will just give her more time to get the shop "how she wants it" for the return of customers.

Lucy told the Yorkshire Evening Post: "I'm still doing everything I normally do, but I now stock and sell a haberdashery section of sewing supplies and I'm going to be doing a lot more bespoke handmade bridal and prom gowns as that's what I specialise in, and is becoming more of a thing to have one-off gowns created to spec, and made to measure.

"The business was doing amazing before the lockdowns, so I'm hoping once events are allowed again I can get back into what I do and love best."

Lucy said she has started to receive orders "from afar" which excites her - including posting handmade items overseas.

She added: "Along with being from Pudsey myself and wanting to offer my sewing skills and makes locally and to my home town, I've had more and more orders from afar which excites me especially posting handmade items overseas.

"I'm looking forward to what's next for Lucy locket design and I'm excited for the future."

Lucy has even been able to help a new business after vacating her old premises.

She said: "They are renting my little shop further down Lowtown handmaking and selling crafts and gifts.

"In fact she was one of my first brides when I worked from home, so that's lovely."

Lucy's new shop - at 26 Lowton - will reopen following the lockdown restrictions being lifted.

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