SMBA spotlight on local businesses
As part of our commitment to the business community of South Molton we are going to put the spotlight on different types of business in our area. The range and diversity of business is astounding and we feel that it is important to reflect that through the SMBA.
The first in our series is on a relative newcomer to South Molton who has purchased an existing ongoing retail concern, Source for the Goose.
Asked what attracted Jill to South Molton she had no hesitation in identifying it as a destination of choice for the wide range of independent retailers and service providers, preferring to shop in the lively, convivial surroundings of the town.
Retail is a new venture for Jill and she recognised an opportunity to develop and build on an existing business transferring skills from her previous career. A particular attraction was the local dealership of Annie Sloan paints, a versatile chalk paint which can, literally, paint anything! This acts as a catalyst for a series of workshops held in another local business, The George Hotel, exploring painting techniques. These popular workshops have given individuals’ confidence in using all the Annie Sloan products allowing them to create their own masterpieces.
This has enabled Jill to rediscover her creative side, from painted furniture to window design and continues to ensure that Source for the Goose is a warm and inviting shopping experience.
The one area that has really stood out for Jill is the support that the retail community give each other. Everyone is always willing to help each other out when the need arises.
Source for the Goose is much more than painted furniture, embracing vintage furniture plus a range of accessories for the home including Brixton pottery, soft furnishings from Biggie Best and the Braided Rug Company to name but a few. These prove very popular with both the local community and visitors looking for something different.
If there’s an item you have in mind but it’s not on show just ask, it maybe sourced from the Goose.
“Think of vintage French style paired with the simplicity and thrown together look of rustic English. Source for the Goose has many unique items which will act as an inspiration for creating a stylish home.
The shop is also a stockist of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, one of a select range of independent retailers specially selected by Annie herself for their individual style and creativity. The paint is designed to be used on furniture with no need for time consuming preparation.”