Young business owner takes over popular gift shop in Northampton town centre

Megan Eyles (right) with former Peppertrees owner

Megan Eyles (right) with former Peppertrees owner

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A hard-working 22-year-old woman has reopened a popular Northampton gift shop using her savings.

Megan Eyles, of Abington, has taken ownership of Peppertrees located in the Ridings Arcade and has knocked down a partition wall to make room for extra stock.

The shop owner, who mostly sells greeting cards, candles and gifts, worked in the shop for two years before it was opened under her new management.

Miss Eyles said: “When I got given the option to take over ownership of the shop it took a lot of persuading people as I am only 22 years old and would be a young business owner, but with the help and support of my parents, brother and family it happened and in September Peppertrees was mine.

“I have worked in retail since having a Saturday job at school to becoming a full-time job and gaining the position of manager, my mum also has her own business in the retail industry so helping her at craft fairs and events helped me expand my knowledge and understanding of businesses.”

Miss Eyles told the Chronicle & Echo that Peppertrees has added different independent product ranges as well as carrying on with popular lines.

The store is playing host to a Christmas shopping evening on Thursday, November 24 between 5pm and 9pm.