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Employment to Self Employment!

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So following on from a very successful and overwhelming first handmade market in Stalybridge we went on to run a further 3 markets in 2013, each one a great success and we were soon learning where improvements were needed.  

On the back of our success in Stalybridge we were approached by Tameside Cultural Services who run Portland Basin Museum.  They asked us if we'd be interested in putting stalls at their annual Christmas family fun-day.  We jumped at the chance and it was lovely to run a market in such a diverse environment.  The day was a huge success and our stalls were a great addition to their already fabulous event and we were asked to provide stalls again the following year at their May Day event.

Up until July 2013 I was running MWL Events alongside a day job.  It was hard work balancing the two but when my employment was terminated suddenly it created an opportunity to take the business to the next level and MWL Events became my full time job.

So having always worked for other people since leaving school at 16 suddenly I was working for myself! What a shock to the system.  I'd wanted to work for myself for as long as I could remember, both my parents were self employed for most of my upbringing....and suddenly my dream became reality.  I had to be motivated & committed in order to make it work.  I'd gone from a secure income evey month to nothing.... A huge change was taking place but I was very determined! 

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