A teacher made redundant, has seen the personalised gifts business she set up, attract orders from as far and South Africa and New Zealand.
Christine Sutherland from Red Lodge launched giftsbyhm.co.uk – named after her daughter Hannah Mia.
She started by selling gifts on eBay and Amazon before deciding to launch her own website to give her control over stock, delivery, payment and customer care.
The mother of two sells gifts for every occassion and is planning to expand into corporate gifts.
“I am amazed and pinch myself every time I see an order coming through. I have customers from as far away as South Africa and even New Zealand,” she said.
“I have formed strong relationships with suppliers and never list anything I wouldn’t want as a gift myself.”