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Ambience Venue Styling Case Study
We caught up with Emma and Adam from Ambience Teesside as they just steam ahead past their one year Ambience anniversary! The lovely couple joined as stylists for Teesside back in July 2017.
Franchise Information
  • BFA Membership Status-
  • UK Years Established12 years
  • Current UK Coverage40%
  • Franchisee Support Staff3
  • Personal Investment Req.£7,500
  • Total Startup Cost£11,994
  • Home-based business locationYes
  • Business to consumer servicesYes
  • Franchisee operates individuallyYes
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Ambience Teesside Stylists One Year On!

Emma and Adam joined Ambience back in July 2017. We had a catch up with them and they begin to tell us their experience so far as being the owners of Ambience Teesside…

Ambience | Emma and Adam"Working in Ambience Teesside over the last year has been great. We are so happy with the progress of the business over the last year and can see the potential it has over the next couple of years. Working together as a couple has been challenging at times but we both love where the business is at the moment and where it is going. It’s hard sometimes to separate work life with personal life and something we have to make a real effort to do! We love working for ourselves and the flexibility it brings."

Emma and Adam share their experience of styling their first wedding…

"The first wedding we styled was in September last year at Wynyard Hall and it was beautiful. It was a last minute booking due to the bride being let down by another company and so we provided cream linen sashes, gold tea lights and cylinder vases with floating candles in them to sit along the top table and we were really happy with how it went. Most importantly the bride and groom were thrilled with how it all looked.

It really made us feel a sense of pride of what we had achieved when it was all set up and was excited and nervous all at the same time to hear what the bride and groom thought of it.

The feedback we received from this booking was brilliant and really made us raring to go for the wedding season and gave us a real boost and confidence for the upcoming months in our new business."

We asked the couple what the most important lesson is that they have learnt so far in the wedding industry and where they see their business in 3 years time…

"The most important lesson we have learned this year is to not under value your items. It’s hard sometimes to know what price to put things at and to not be tempted to undercut your prices when you see other companies on social media offering what we like ‘to call too good to be true’ prices. We have to remind ourselves that we are providing a bespoke service and that our products are of a high quality. If there is one time that couples shouldn’t cut corners it’s on their wedding day, they don’t want to look back at it in years to come and regret anything about it. As we also like to say, buy cheap buy twice.

For the future, we would love to be the “go to” venue stylist company in our area, to have a very good reputation for keeping up with the latest trends and be always one step in front of our competitors. Even perhaps have to employ some Saturday staff to cope with the demand!"

Emma and Adam tell us the dream wedding venue that they would love to work at…

"We have already worked at our dream venues in our area! Here are some to name a few, Yorkshire Wedding Barn, Rockliffe Hall, Wynyard Hall, Rudby Hall and Middleton Lodge."

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What Our Franchisees Say

Joining Ambience has allowed my husband and I the change in lifestyle we were searching for. Back in 2008 I was ready for a fresh challenge and my husband, Gareth, was disillusioned with his current employment. Each of us brings something different to the business which has enabled us to compensate for each other’s weaknesses whilst exploiting the other’s strengths.Sandie Edgar - Edinburgh Franchisee

I love being a venue stylist! What other jobs allow you to be involved with clients on the most happy of occasions. It is an honour to be a part of couple’s special day and play a part in making it perfect for them! The best bit is the feedback and hearing the most wonderful comments about your input into the day and what a difference the styling made!Donna Wojtas - Bradford & Halifax Franchisee

Starting a business can be very daunting, to know that we were joining a well-established national network made our decision a lot easier. Now, we can be our own boss and know that all the work we put in is going to benefit ourselves. Nothing is ever too silly and there will always be someone who knows the answer or who can help - both Head Office and Stylists. It’s like a little Ambience family.Emma Pearson & Adam Richmond - Teesside Franchisees

Why Choose Us

Minimal business administration with AMBA, your own virtual assistant. AMBA handles all of your enquiries, stock requests, bookings and invoices so that you can focus on delivering a world-class service.

A winning workflow backed by a comprehensive suite of professionally designed marketing templates and business forms. With Ambience template documents.

Hit the ground running with a starter pack of brand new hire items. The starter pack has been designed to maximise your earnings and enable you to start trading straight away.

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