A SUCCESSFUL event styling and hire business run by a mother and daughter duo has expanded its business after experiencing huge success.

Grace and Annie's Event Hire, run by mother and daughter Annie Carr and Hayley Annie Moffat, has gone from strength to strength over the last three years and has decided that now is the time for expansion.

The pair co-own and run the business, which specialises in all events including weddings, baby showers, birthdays and corporate events.

Hayley said: "You name it, we can style it. Over the past three years, our business has grown bigger than we ever imagined, with 2024 set to be our busiest year yet for styling weddings and corporate events."

The business partners have known for sometime that a shop base was the next step to take to enable them to grow the wedding floral and gifts side of the business, but due to high rent costs and long leases, it has taken them 18 months to find the perfect premises.

Whitehaven News: The mother and daughter duo have been in business for three yearsThe mother and daughter duo have been in business for three years (Image: Supplied)

Hayley said: "We are immensely proud of how much our business has grown in three years and that’s down to each and every person who has either purchased a gift balloon or booked us for an event, even simply recommended us to family and friends.

"It truly means a lot to us.

"We have lots of future plans in the pipeline that we won’t reveal just yet but we are excited to see where this next part of our journey takes us."

The new shop, 'Grace & Annie’s Events & Gifts Shop' opened on Tuesday January 30 and is based in Seascale, opposite the Co-op, next door to Pizza 40.

The shop will now be the pair's new base, where they can create and make balloons, including their helium range, for all types of events that customers will be able to take away or order for a future date.

The store will also have a vast array of gifts available for all types of celebrations. Annie’s floristry room will also be based at the rear of the shop and will be stocking Annie’s handmade door wreaths, hanging baskets, floral hat boxes and memorial florals.