A NORTHWICH mum quit her corporate job after her one-year-old daughter inspired her to go out on her own.

Victoria Percy left a stable corporate HR job to set up an ‘Instagrammable’ nursery boutique in Davenham village.

Victoria shares her daughter with her fiancé, and now business partner Matt. The pair set up ‘Bump Nursery Boutique’, on April 26.

She decided to launch the business venture after traveling back to her home town of Rochdale to purchase essentials while pregnant.

Victoria said: “I'd gone back to Rochdale to look at baby items and Matt and I had the business idea then to open up a baby shop within the Northwich area but because the previous owner of Bump had exclusivity with suppliers, it went on the back burner. 

 “When the previous owner wanted to sell the business earlier this year, it all just fell into place, and we took over. Bump has been an established business since the end of 2016, and we have taken the reins. 

 “We are wanting to take the luxury boutique in a change of direction. Our aim is to make it a one-stop shop for all newborn essentials. We also specialise in gifting and clothing.”

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The 35-year-old, who has 18-month-old daughter Nancy and eight-year-old stepson Henry, has vowed that customers will always receive the ‘very best customer service and honest advice’. 

She said: “Our aim is to make buying your pram and everything for your nursery a day to remember. Make a day of it with our very popular 1:1 personalised appointment service where you can come with your family and friends and enjoy the local surroundings. 

“Our other premium services include a guaranteed price match, a pram building and car seat fitting service, and simple deposit payment schemes.”

Victoria formerly worked in HR at an accountancy firm but says that the birth of her daughter changed her mindset and inspired her to step into the unknown and run her own business. 

She admitted: “It’s all so new to me, I've never run a business before. I don’t think it’s something I would have done prior to having a daughter, I want her to see how hard I am working and to grow up knowing you can make something for yourself as a woman. This is an important message.”