A FORMER Redcar & Cleveland College student is shining a light on a new business venture with the launch of her own tanning salon which will be open seven days a week.
Adele Williams, 23, from Marske, opened Tan-Zone in New Marske to the public on Tuesday 03 May after completing a Level 2 Beauty course at the college last year.
The salon, which specialises in automatic tanning booths and sunbeds, has been a dream for Adele, who was working as a mobile tanning technician for St Tropez North East before the business venture.
Adele will be looking to employ three people at the salon and has ambitious plans to expand the business across the region.
She said: “I’ve always wanted to be more independent and I noticed there was a gap in the market in New Marske for tanning salons, so it seemed like the perfect time to venture out and start my own business.
“Setting up my own business has been a bit of a journey, but I now feel like I’ve found something that suits me perfectly and I’m looking forward to seeing what it may lead to in the future.”
Adele said her business, based in Kilbridge Close, will be boosted by the skills she acquired at Redcar & Cleveland College.
She added: “My tutors at college were really supportive during my course and helped to give me the confidence to take the next steps. From learning how to work independently to refining my customer service skills, I gained a lot of experience while I was at college and I’m hoping to apply these assets to my business.
Bev Osborne, beauty tutor at Redcar & Cleveland College, said: “Adele really is an inspiration to students here at the college. She was a talented student, who had a passion for the beauty industry and an appetite to succeed.
“I’m really pleased she’s ventured into the business world and I wish her and the salon all the best for the future.”
Tan-Zone is open Monday to Saturday from 9am until 9pm and Sunday 9am until 3pm.
For further information on beauty courses at Redcar & Cleveland College, please call 01642 473 132 or visit http://www.cleveland.ac.uk.