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From the classroom to canine care

Start Up Success Story

When former teacher Gemma Birks decided to start her own business last year she could not have envisaged how successful it would be.

Gemma decided to follow a totally different career path by opening the UK’s first canine “super centre” in Shrewsbury.

The Waggy Warehouse centre provides a wide range of services for dogs from across Shropshire and mid Wales, from day care to pampering, brain training to accessory sales.

It was a big step for Gemma but only a few months later she is seeing the business thrive and is about to employ her fourth member of staff.

“It is absolutely manic – I cannot believe how successful it is,” says Gemma, who attended a two-day start up workshop run by Shropshire-based Good2Great, which is funded by the Marches Growth Hub.


Read the full article via The Shropshire Business Magazine at:https://www.shropshirebiz.com/news/Canine-care-centre-launched


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