SET in the heart of Kirkcaldy, Amy King’s bridal and beauty business in Tolbooth Street, just off the High Street, is an exciting and refreshing new addition to the offerings of the town
Inspired by the unique and modern designers in the wedding gown business, her wedding dresses give her the edge with younger brides. Amy launched her new business in January this year creating a bridal wear store on the first floor, complemented by a beauty business on the ground floor. She offers customers a great bespoke service and with hair and makeup on offer too, she can provide a complete package.
With a steady increase in sales and appointments, she can now offer veils and wedding accessories with her eclectic collections. On Sunday 2 June, she is hosting her first pop-up bridal fayre in the boutique. She will be featuring lots of exciting local suppliers, from kilts, pipers, photographers to florists, stationery, venue dressers, wedding cake and bar tending.
Throughout her journey, Amy has been supported by Business Gateway Fife with one to one advice on her business plans and finance and she will receive marketing assistance through the Expert Help programme, funded from the European Regional Development Fund. She benefited from a £500 Young Person’s Start-up Grant and £600 from the Prince’s Trust, allowing her to invest in the beauty side of the business.
Adviser, Marissa Yassen commented: “Amy has shown great determination and passion for her new business and is striving to deliver the best products and service to her customers. She is already proving to be a dedicated entrepreneur and is a welcomed newcomer to Kirkcaldy High Street.”
Amy recently attended London Bridal Fashion Week where she met David Emanuel, designer of Princess Diana’s wedding gown along with Randy Fenoli, reality tv star of “Say Yes to the Dress”, who welcomed her into the industry. Amy added: “I have been overwhelmed by the support I have received from everyone in developing my new business, including Business Gateway Fife and Kirkcaldy 4 All. It has given me the inspiration to continue to develop and create a business with an environment to make all my brides feel like “Queens of Kings”.
Amy is due to be a bride herself in the coming weeks so she can be also be a Queen for the day. For more information on Amy King Bridal and Beauty, check out www.amykingbridal.co.uk.
Whether thinking of starting a business or looking to grow an existing business, contact Business Gateway Fife on 01592 858333 for a variety of advice and support or visit www.businessgatewayfife.com