On behalf of us all here at Persora - we are exceptionally pleased to announce that we have been named as the Best Start-Up Family Business 2017 by the annual Cotswold Life Family Business Awards.
Family businesses are the backbone of the economy and our communities. Family businesses come in all shapes and sizes with almost two-thirds of all businesses being family owned, they contribute more that 25% of overall GDP in the UK alone.
Family-run businesses like Persora rely on the loyalty of customers and recommendation by word of mouth. In October this year we celebrate our third birthday and we cannot thank our customers, partners and clients enough for their support over the years.
What Cotswold Life Magazine had to say about Persora...
Best Start-Up Family Business
Persora is a fresh, young and dynamic new business in the heart of Georgian Pershore. A true family-run enterprise, this contemporary interiors shop and gallery is in a carefully-renovated Grade II-listed property in the High Street.
The inspiration behind the business was to provide a luxurious shopping environment filled with quirky homeware and interiors accessories including furniture, lighting, art and sculpture.These sit alongside an array of luxury gifts and jewellery from leading British designers, which have been carefully hand-picked and curated by the family themselves.
The business is run day-to-day by a sisters Aimee Graham and Sasha Hyde - who has a background in the construction industry - but managed holistically with two other important directors, their mother and father Cheryl and Tony who are also co-founders of Persora.
Since opening, the business has gone from strength to strength with an e-commerce website and a collaboration with the Cotswold Hare Trail.Now in their third year of trading, the family has some ambitious plans for the future, including the addition of a bistro in 2018. Expansion of the brand into other thriving market towns across the region is also part of their strategy for Persora, which means Pershore in Latin.
Read a little bit more about all the winners of the 2017 awards by clicking here.