A MOBBERLEY dressmaker is taking her business to the next level with plans to expand to London.

Emma Beaumont, 27, who launched and grew her own bridal design company with the help of her mum, has gone from being a grassroots designer, to owning her own studio in King Street with a team of five, including two fashion apprentices.

Starting her career as a fashion student at the University for Creative Arts in Rochester, Emma- who grew up in Town Lane, took on a number of apprenticeships in fashion capitals such as Antwerp and Paris.

Following an exciting couple of years after University, she decided to start her dressmaking career above Christal Tips in King Street before moving to a space above Cocaranti.

As her business slowly increased, Emma worked night and day to afford to open a fully functional studio complete with fitting room.

“I took on so much work,” she said. “I was working seven days a week often from 7am until 2am. There was 18 months of doing that. It got me going,”

Emma, who focuses on bringing a ‘contemporary twist’ to bridal wear, says that she could not have become as successful as she has without the help of her mum.

“I learned a lot from my mum,” she added. “She has worked in bridal all her life. We are focussed on getting a great fit. All of the fabrics are completely unique to anything you can get in the shops. My team and I bring young thinking to sewing.

“It’s all completely made to measure and everything is a one-off.”

The business is doing so well that she has managed to build a solid client base in London, where she will travel this weekend and again in March to deal with growing demand.

Emma Beaumont design will be in London from January 28 and 29 and on March 4 and 5.

For more information visit emmabeaumont.com or call 01565 228050.