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Ambience Venue Styling Case Study
Laura Clark tells us that she started her Ambience Venue Styling business to have a more flexible work life balance.
Franchise Information
  • BFA Membership Status-
  • UK Years Established12 years
  • Current UK Coverage40%
  • Franchisee Support Staff3
  • Personal Investment Req.£7,500
  • Total Startup Cost£14,994
  • Home-based business locationYes
  • Territory-based business locationYes
  • Business to consumer servicesYes
  • Franchisee operates individuallyYes
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Laura Clark runs her Ambience Venue Styling business in York

Laura Clark successfully runs her Ambience Venue Styling business in York:

Ambience Venue Styling - Laura Clark"I’m Laura and I own Ambience Venue Styling York. Before I joined Ambience in 2015, I worked in retail for a number of years moving up to be a store manager at Paul Smith in the York designer Outlet. I loved my job but after being in retail management for a number of years and working long anti-social hours, I decided that I wanted to personally reap the benefits of my hard work and have a more flexible work life balance.

Buying an Ambience franchise was the best thing I’ve ever done. I had the regular concerns that all people considering buying into a franchise would have as well as the fear of self employed world but after going across to Head Office and meeting the team there, I quickly began to realise that I could well have stumbled across something amazing!

The support I’ve had from head Office since purchasing my franchise has been exceptional. The training and guidance on how to build my business at the beginning right through to the ongoing support on marketing and developing industry relationships, has been personal and delivered on a one to one basis which has been fantastic. There are so many benefits to being part of the Ambience network, and it’s very comforting to know that they’re only a phone call away should you need them whilst at the same time having the freedom to go out there and achieve incredible things.

I enjoy going to work every single day and each day is different. I’ve had the pleasure of working with the most lovely couples right from taking their initial enquiry through to sharing that pinnacle moment when they see their planning become a reality. Ambience really is something special to be part of.

So. If you are dreaming of making a change in your life, my advice is to go for it! It is scary and there is some risk but my view is that if everything in life was easy everyone would be doing it! Joining a franchise network gives you the benefit of operating a proven model and being part of a team. This does make the transition from having a job to running your own business a lot easier and so much less risky.

Why not explore the Ambience franchise further by getting in touch with our Head Office team who are great to talk to and will give you honest advice as to whether the franchise could work for you."

If Laura's story has interested you then find out more about Ambience Venue Styling by clicking below

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Donna Wojtas is the proud owner of Ambience Venue Styling Bradford and Halifax. Donna joined Ambience as a stylist in October 2014.

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Hana came from working in retail for over 13 years and she joined Ambience as a stylist in January 2016.

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Hannah and Laura are proud owners of Ambience Venue Styling Hertfordshire. The sister team joined Ambience as stylists in October 2016.

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What Our Franchisees Say

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


I knew joining a franchise would give me the support I needed to start my own business, as Ambience was well established and had many stylists; it gave me the confidence to join. Once I decided to join, I had a long list to work through for setting up my business. It was all the basics that needed to be in place before my area/region went live. I’m so glad it was done before I started!Tina Smith - Suffolk Franchisee


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


Why Choose Us

Offer your clients an unbeatable selection with the UK's largest wedding styling library, which puts 100s of hire items at your fingertips.

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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