Big news! I am looking to sell Radiance, as a business.
I love my little shop BUT over the last couple of years, since moving my studio out of the premises and adding wallpapers and fabrics to my collection I have become distracted. It's become one thing too many and too much to manage well...and you all know I'm a bit of a perfectionist so I hate not being able to keep up and be able to really give Radiance the attention that it needs. All I really want to do you see is concentrate on my own work and develop my collection. That is where my passion lies.
Radiance is ten years old this September (I hope you'll come and celebrate with us when the time comes) and it is a thriving little business. It is a big part of the community of independent shops in Hebden Bridge. It has loyal and excited customer base and a strong mailing list. The website is fab and accounts for more than a third of our sales. We post parcels all over the country and often beyond. We have great relationships with our amazing and talented suppliers and it is THE best selling outlet of Hannah Nunn products in the country. We've had loads of great press. Sometimes when people walk out of the doors and think I can't hear them, I catch them saying it is their favourite shop in the world. How nice is that! There actually aren't any more shops in the UK specialising in artisan lighting. Radiance is completely unique.
So I'd be crazy to close it right?
What if I could find the perfect person to buy it? Someone who could give it their full attention. Someone passionate about design and craft and lighting. Someone who wants to work in a beautiful, glowing environment and sell products that light people up and make them happy :) And what if I could use the proceeds from the sale to develop my products and grow my Hannah Nunn business, which is what I am so excited to do? Sounds like a plan to me! (b.t.w I always kept Hannah Nunn and Radiance as two separate businesses).
It's taken a lot of grappling and soul searching to be here at this point writing this post but I feel absolutely clear that it is the right thing to do so here I am setting the wheels of change in motion. I'm not going to put it on sale with an agent. I'm hoping that between us we might be able to reach that perfect person. Please note, it's just the business that is for sale, not the building itself.
Do you know anyone who is looking for a new and exciting venture? Would you spread the word? I've been poised, waiting to set this whisper free onto the grapevine.
If you do know anyone, or even anyone who might know someone (!) please forward this email or ask them to email me at email@example.com and we can discuss it further.
Or perhaps that someone is you!?
Whoever it might be, I'm looking forward to stepping aside on and seeing it flourish.
Thanks so much for reading and I hope you will share my excitement.