Rachel McCaskie – ShipShape Treatments & Coffee Bar

Shipshape Treatments & Coffee Bar

Rachel had been self employed for over 10 years hosting fitness classes in the local community and offering sports massage to a small client base too either by working from home or via her mobile service. She wanted to bring her services together in one venue with the chance for more social interaction for her clients and the wider community with the chance of some relaxation too! A suitable premises came up in Brixham where this vision could become a reality, so she took the plunge on the lease and opened the doors to her first treatment room and coffee bar on 24th Nov!

Rachel found the Outset Finance service to be straightforward and efficient with a range of helpful tools and templates available to support the creation of a robust business plan and final application for a start-up loan of £14K. The funding would help the sourcing of new premises and the initial refurbishment too.

In time, Rachel is keen to take the Brixham model to another outlet in Torbay in potentially, the next 12-18 months, together with investigating the return from ‘pop-up’ events in the local area too.