Pet pampering pays off for Barry business woman
2:48pm Monday 21st October 2013 in News
PAMPERING pooches has paid off for a young Barry entrepreneur.
Animal lover Michelle Inch has gained national attention for her specialist boutique that offers such glamorous treatments for pets as manicures, facials and beauty therapy.
Michelle has even made an appearance on ITV's The Alan Titchmarsh Show demonstrating her unusual pet primping procedures.
As a youngster Michelle dreamed of becoming a vet, but a hard time at school and having to cope with bullying meant she didn't get the qualifications she needed. Undeterred, she decided she would become a dog groomer and gained a national diploma before starting a small business from her family home.
However, at the age of 18 Michelle discovered she was pregnant and her mother became ill. Family life became complicated and Michelle could not continue her business. Unemployed with a young baby,she became depressed, turning to the Prince's Trust for help in opening her own business.
Now just two months after opening "Pawfection" on Park Road, Barry, Michelle is reaping the rewards for her hard work.
Michelle said: “I now run a business I love, as well as being able to provide for my daughter. I have so many ideas for the business and love the diversity of it.
"The ‘glamour’ side is popular and fun but certainly not all that I offer. I am an also an expert on many other aspects of pet care and am working hard to develop my own range of products.”
Michelle also acts as Young Ambassador for The Prince’s Trust using her own experiences to inspire and encourage others.