Sharron Marriott takes a look back at her time as an independent business owner in the market town of Whitchurch, Shropshire as she celebrates 5 years in business at Make Your House a Home.
Owner of Make Your House a Home, Sharron Marriott, has always had a great desire for all things home and living. With over 20 years of experience in the interior and home furnishings industry, Sharron decided to turn a long-standing dream into a reality in April 2017 by launching her very own business.
After locating the perfect premises in the heart of the Shropshire town Whitchurch, Sharron started to transform the previous property at Watergate Arcade into her own beautiful independent homeware shop, which is now filled with an array of; homewares, furniture, lighting, accessories, art, and gifts which have all been selected by Sharron herself.
Over the years at Watergate Arcade, Sharron has welcomed many customers through her doors from all across the Shropshire and Cheshire area. But this was brought to an abrupt and very unexpected closure on 23rd March 2020 as Sharron and many other businesses in the local area were forced to close their doors to meet Government guidelines during the Corona Virus Pandemic.
“This was one of the hardest times I had faced and I know many other business owners will agree. Not knowing when I would be returning to the shop was difficult but ultimately the safety and wellbeing of my customers & community is what mattered most”
Despite the closure, Sharron did everything she could to continue serving her clients and invested more time into her digital marketing platforms.
Sharron’s efforts were not gone unnoticed as her loyal customers continued to show their support for her homeware store.
One customer even left a review, to say “I had my second order delivered today from Make Your House a Home. Not only are the products beautiful but I received excellent customer service from Sharon too. I love this online shop and look forward to visiting it in person one day!”
That time finally arrived in April 2021, when Sharron was finally able to reopen her doors and get back to doing what she does best selecting the highest quality homeware products and serving the community of Shropshire and Cheshire.
To thank her loyal customers for their continued support and to celebrate 5 years in business, Sharron is running a competition on her Facebook and Instagram page where she is giving away a £25 gift card to 5 lucky winners to spend in-store.
So if you would like to show your support to a local business and be in with a chance of winning, make sure to head over to Sharron’s accounts to enter…
The giveaway opens on Saturday 2nd April and will close on Saturday 16th April, so don’t miss out!