From market stall to shop after a Bliss six months

By Grimsby Telegraph | Posted: 9 Aug 2018

A BUSINESS owner has gone from starting a market stall to opening a shop in just six months.

Lisa Mumford is opening her quirky shop Bliss on Freeman Street in Grimsby after her stall on Freeman Street market, which she started in March, was met with overwhelming demand.

Bliss opened on Saturday, and sells handbags, scarves, soap, bathbombs and handmade candles, which aim to cater for people’s touch and smell senses.

“It’s happened very fast, but I’ve always imagined having a quirky shop where people can find something different,” Lisa said.

“I’ve got a lot of products you’d never find in Lush!”

Lisa started her stall selling candles and bathbombs when she moved to Grimsby in March and decided to change her career, and was amazed by the response.

“People kept asking me to get new products in, and soon I had more than I could fit on the stall. I’ve made sure all my regular customers know I’ve moved here since they were responsible for my success,” she said.

“The shop needed so much doing to it when we moved in – it’s been completely transformed.”

The rapid change has taken place in just one week since she closed her market stall, but they are now ready for business.

Lisa teamed up with Sutta Ram, whose business sold handbags and perfume, and also happened to be looking for new premises.

Her wax melts are made right in the shop, and they can be made to order. Candles can also be customised with different pictures and writing to make them more meaningful.

The shop is at 181 Freeman Street and is open from 9.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Saturday.

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