Miss Tilly`s Fabric Emporium

Miss Tilly’s Fabric
Laura Tilstone
Retailer of quality designer fabrics and pretty trims.
Business is currently run online via an ecommerce
website but with a recent move to a unit I will be
running open days.
The SPEED Plus project
I applied to help with advice on setting up and
running my own business and also to access some
much needed funding for start up.
SPEED Plus has greatly benefited my business as
it initially helped me to start up by helping with the
costs for storage and to get the website up and
running. It has then also funded my move to a unit
as the programme has paid for the 1st years costs
of the rent, utilities and business rates. I would
have been unable to move to this unit if it was not
for SPEED Plus.
I have enjoyed working with other start ups and
learning from their experiences as well as sharing
my own. This has enabled myself and my business
to develop whilst on the programme,
What advice would you give graduates
considering applying for SPEED Plus?
If you need that help and push at start up then do
it, you have nothing to lose.
The Future
In 2 years time I will have moved into a larger
warehouse unit, have the workshops and sewing
classes side to the business up and running and
also the clothing arm fully established.
The business currently is the retail arm only but
I’ve grand ideas for the future pathways for my
“Thank you, thank you for such
fabulous service. I can't believe I
ordered late on a holiday evening
and the fabric was here todayNew Years Eve! They are
beautiful too. Thank you again“