Furnishing is a family affair

Rachel Caulfield, 28, and Stacey Buss, 45, with Julie Micklethwaite, Start Up Loan Investment Manager at Business Enterprise Fund.

Rachel Caulfield, 28, and Stacey Buss, 45, with Julie Micklethwaite, Start Up Loan Investment Manager at Business Enterprise Fund.

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Two cousins have teamed up to open a new business together in Brighouse offering bespoke home furnishings.

Rachel Caulfield, 28, and Stacey Buss, 45, both from Greetland, got the idea for opening a business together while strolling around local shops.

Rachel and I got our heads together and egged each other on to start our own business and eventually did it together. - Stacey Buss

After taking the plunge and opening A Million Little Things at Kershaw’s Garden Centre in Brighouse, the pair are delighted with the initial response they have received from customers.

Stacey said: “I was an interior designer and made curtains for 14 years.

“Rachel and I got our heads together and egged each other on to start our own business and eventually did it together.

“We had our grand opening weekend recently and that went really well.

“We had a lot of positive comments.”

Stacey admits the process of starting their own company posed a lot of problems, but they have overcome them, with help from Calderdale Council and the Mid-Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce.

“Everything is new to us, from the book-keeping to finding premises and suppliers,” she said.

The business sells furniture, ceramics, cushions, fabrics and gifts for the home.