Dog groomer Lydia Woodman has opened up her own Brighton salon, after discovering that a small pet supply shop where she groomed dogs was set to close.
Woofmans is now set to open today (22 September), after Woodman sold her car to fund the business opening.
Woodman told the Brighton and Hove Independent: “I’ve been grooming dogs at the pet supply store in 48 Norfolk Square for a year now and I’ve built up a large client base of dogs who come for regular grooms.
“When I found out the shop was closing and I’d be out of a job, I thought why not turn bad news into an amazing future? And I decided to finally chase my dream, take over the shop and turn it into Woofmans dog grooming salon.”
She added: “I’ve always wanted to have my own salon, so I had to give everything I have to make it a success.
“That’s meant giving up some things, but it’ll be worth it in the long run when I’m grooming lots of Brighton’s dogs all day every day. I’ll be the happiest I’ve ever been.”