Event-planner Tracy ready to open up shop
AN EVENT-planning business that started just six months ago opens a shop on Sunday.
Tracy Walters launched the Perfect Package from her home in Lipson, but is now going to run it from a shop in Langham Place, St Judes.
The business supplies items, mainly for weddings, such as party favours, place cards, confetti, balloons and centre pieces, which can be hired.
Mrs Walters said the shop would allow her to display goods and said: "People can come in and speak to me in a comfortable environment. Previously I had to go to their house or a cafe."
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Because she has a wedding to arrange for tomorrow, she decided to open the shop on Sunday.
"There will be Buck's Fizz, canapes and music on the day," she said.
Mrs Walters, aged 26, got the idea for the business when she planned her own wedding.
The other catalyst was being made redundant from her temporary admin job at a recruitment agency a year ago.
Having a five-year-old son she wanted to work from home.
Mrs Walters, who has a degree in HR management from Plymouth University, received help from Outset Plymouth and called the start-up support organisation "wonderful".
"They pushed me towards getting the shop, too," she said.