Duo fostering a good relationship

TEAM WORK: Natalie Foster, left, with Sara Foster
TEAM WORK: Natalie Foster, left, with Sara Foster
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One of Lancashire’s most successful and long-standing independent retailers, Sara Foster of Etcetera boutique at Cedar Farm in Mawdesley, is showing her support of a brand new lifestyle and interiors business.

Sara is supporting Joy Home Boutique, at a unique event to be held at Cedar Farm in aid of Cancer Research.

Sara, a regular style guru on BBC Radio Lancashire, is convinced she has spotted an emerging local talent.

Natalie Foster not only shares her natural flair and entrepreneurial spirit – but just also happens to share her surname too.

An ex-high street retail buyer for Matalan, Natalie aged 28, of Croston, has just launched her own online lifestyle boutique, www.joyhome

Growing up in and around her parents’ successful business, Croston Cornmill, there’s no doubt that Natalie has inherited the entrepreneurial gene.

So impressed was she by Natalie, Sara has taken on an informal “mentoring” role, accompanying her on buying trips, and guiding her through some of the early pitfalls and challenges of creating your own business.

Sara is also providing the perfect platform on which to officially launch Natalie’s new Joy Home Boutique business, by co-hosting an event at the ever popular Cedar Farm.

The Joyous Autumn Colour event takes place on the evening of Thursday September 24. Tickets are £5, with all ticket proceeds going to Cancer Research.

Commenting on Natalie’s talent, Sara said: “Succeeding in retail is incredibly hard, especially these days when independent businesses like us are on the decline.

“But Natalie has a great eye, in my opinion, and her commercial buying experience really shines through.”

Natalie said she was delighted with Sara’s help.

“Sara’s been great from the outset. She’s got so much wisdom and energy to share,” she said.