A lifelong passion for home furnishings has resulted in a West Midlands mother and daughter team creating their own home interiors business.
Lisa Kennedy and her mother Mary Parker, based in Meriden, have created Piccolo Palazzo – Italian for Little Palace – which specialises in stylish furniture and gift ideas.
Ms Kennedy said the pair had been formulating the plans for years.
She said: “We have been developing the idea for the business for a while and following my mum’s retirement, and the overwhelming response from family and friends, we felt the time was right to take the plunge.
“We were also encouraged by the Government’s budget announcement, which supports entrepreneurship.”
Ms Parker added: “These are small beginnings for us but we hope to provide our customers with a level of service that extends beyond a simple sale.
“We also offer a range of gift ideas and hand-made cards for all occasions including weddings – all of which can be gift wrapped without charge.”
The duo have developed a website for their venture – www.piccolo-palazzo.co.uk.