Gillian Wesley Design

Gillian Wesley Design

This unique business was literally started over twenty years ago from the kitchen table, where Gillian created one off corsets for individual clients.

Working from home suited her while her children were small, but Gillian was determined to succeed beyond the unavoidable limitations of a home based business.

Gillian went on to win "The Business"... an innovative competition run by Coventry City Council, Mercia Radio and the Coventry Evening Telegraph. Her prize was a shop, rent free for twelve months. It was just the stepping stone she needed, giving her invaluable retail experience and the opportunity to grow the business.

"Winning "The business" competition changed my life! It allowed me to make that massive step to move my business out onto the high street. I'd love to see other councils following in Coventry's footsteps, in allowing other entrepreneurs the same opportunity to occupy otherwise empty units." Gillian