A businesswoman and former jeweller in Market Rasen, Lincolnshire, has taken over a local mobility dealer.
Marking her return to the high street, Wendy Harrison used to run Blue River Jewellery on Queen Street, and has now taken over Rase Mobility.
Speaking to the Market Rasen mail, she said: “It is good to be back, and this time I get a different view out of the window. Last time, I could see the vehicles attempting to get down George Street, but now I can see more of what is going on in the main street.
“We are very lucky in Market Rasen in that we don’t have loads of chain stores, but lots of independent traders who provide individual customer service.
“Yes, Market Rasen has a few empty shops at the moment, but when you travel around, you soon see that actually, we have far fewer empty shops than a lot of other places.”
She added: “We need to offer plenty of choice and then people will keep using their local high street, and businesses will have the confidence to take on the shops. If I don’t have something in stock, I make sure I can order it, and let the customer know I care about what they need – that isn’t always possible in larger stores.”
The mail went on to detail that Harrinson has given a small part of the shop over to her handmade jewellery and crystals too.