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Nikki is a fully qualified Chartered Accountant, who this year took the leap of faith into setting up her own business doing something she was truly passionate about… And so Westholme Interiors was born. Launching in June 2018, Westholme Interiors is a luxury online homes and interiors boutique, selling home accessories that Nikki herself has carefully curated from around the World (most of which are UK firsts!)
Was starting your own company something you always dreamed of?
Ever since I was 18, yes… Although running my own company was something I always wanted to do, I wasn’t quite sure exactly what or how. I spent the first part of my career becoming a chartered accountant. I decided that once I was chartered, I would take the step into doing something of my very own.
What is a typical day like at Westholme Interiors?
No 2 days are the same! My day can consist of packing up orders and arranging couriers from the previous night, to looking at the financial side and even managing Instagram. My phone never leaves my side.
What has been your biggest challenge to overcome?
Certainly getting everything off the ground and putting all the various systems and business requirements in place, as well as maintaining them.
What is the most rewarding thing about what you do?
The flexibility and getting to work with people you want to work with. But the absolute best thing has to be how rewarding it is seeing the products we’ve spent a long time curating in peoples homes. It’s always lovely to be tagged in their photos.
If you could give one piece of advice about starting a business, what would it be?
Make sure you take the time and get the right people in place. Always do your research and be thorough about working with people who get you, get your business and love it as much as you do.
What does the future hold for Westholme Interiors?
We would love to grow the business and continue to bring something to the market that no one has seen before. We spend a lot of time sourcing products from companies who don’t have stockists in the UK and we love being this unique.