Shauna’s A Natural Inspiration

Local business woman is named NI Young Entrepreneur of the Year

A local business woman has beaten off competition from around Northern Ireland to become Belfast Telegraph Young Entrepreneur of the Year.

Shauna Gallagher, who lives outside Dromore, decided to set up Nature’s Inspiration, a business producing natural beauty products, when she realised that existing products on the market did not work for her.

The 23 year-old said she saw a gap in the market for a venture making natural beauty products which were affordable, used only the finest natural ingredients – sourced ethically from around the world – and furthermore, utilised organic products when they can be sourced at a reasonable price.

“I am absolutely thrilled to have won and the support I have received from customers and stockists has been fantastic,” the local lady exclaimed. “It’s been a great year for me and Natures Inspiration and this put the icing on the cake.”

Shauna, a trained beautician, currently offers a range of 13 skincare products which include cleanser, toner, floral waters, facial clay, moisturisers, lip balm, body scrubs, and she has just introduced a range of mineral make up which includes foundations, blushers, bronzers and eye shadows.

Natures Inspiration products are available in Nature Trail Omagh, the Nu2U Boutique Clogher and the Nu U Hair & Beauty Salon Clabby.

She added, “The company ethos is that ‘Natures Inspiration products are good for your skin, good for the environment and good for your pocket!’”

Initially, Shauna sought support from Fermanagh Enterprise to develop her business idea, and participated in the Exploring Enterprise Programme, gaining a Certificate in Business Enterprise.

Following this she took part in the Tradelinks Programme which provided her with new ideas, new skills and contacts.

Fionna Martin from Fermanagh Enterprise stated, “We at Fermanagh Enterprise are delighted for Shauna and her success.

“She is a hardworking and determined young woman who has been a pleasure to work with and is an inspiration to anyone who wants to set up and develop a business.”

For further information log onto www.naturesinspiration.