Jo Swinson MP for East Dunbartonshire dropped in on well-known local small business, the award-winning By Storm. The visit was organised by Scottish Enterprise to highlight how they support businesses in the local area.
Owner Joyce Young was recently awarded an OBE for services to Textiles and the Glasgow Community in the Queen’s 2013 New Years Honours List but is better known by women up and down the UK for her beautiful wedding dresses and mother of the bride outfits. By Storm operates across 4 locations in the UK including her shop on Milngavie Road in Bearsden, one in London and a boomingoutlet store in Maryhill with an amazing collection of designer items on sale. The outlet is an Aladdin’s cave of ex sample wedding dresses, mother of the bride outfits, accessories, fabrics and trimmings at bargain prices.
Commenting Jo Swinson said:
“It is always a pleasure to drop by and see Joyce and her beautiful creations.
“Since she opened her first shop twenty years ago she has become a real success story not just locally but across the UK.
“Next month Joyce will be taking part in a trade fair in China and the gorgeous tartan designer outfits we all love may soon be snapped up by fashion-savvy Chinese.
“Small and medium enterprises like this one employ over one million people in Scotland and are absolutely vital for our economy.
“Scottish Enterprise offers a range of services to support business and I would encourage local business owners looking for advice to get in touch at 0845 607 8787.”