Prestwich based Emily’s Paint A Pot is set to take its fun, creative offering to new customers by partnering up with iconic high street brand, Next.
Shopaholics visiting the new concept store in the Manchester Arndale Centre will be able to tap into their inner artist thanks to the exciting joint venture between the two brands.
The brainchild of young mum and entrepreneur Emily Barratt, Emily’s Paint a Pot is a lively craft studio that’s been hosting creative customers and parties for the last two years.
It’s proven such a success that Emily is now confident in taking the first step toward ambitious expansion plans. The Prestwich studio has become a place where craft lovers can select pots from a huge, ever-changing collection to put their own personal twist on. From original Christmas decorations to classic plant pots, customers can use the array of colourful paints to transform the designs.
Emily said, “We’re thrilled to be working with Next and expanding the Emily’s Paint a Pot business. Since launching, our concept has been entertaining kids and adults alike and we always love to see the imaginative, unique, and fun designs that our customers come up with.
“Our joint venture with Next will offer the same vibrant paint a pot experience that our original store does. It’ll offer a great day out and is the perfect way to break up a shopping trip with something that’s a bit different from your usual activities.
“We will be hosting lots of exciting workshops and will be joining forces with Gino D’Acampo’s new restaurant as well, also opening in Next. They will be providing some brilliant food for our children’s parties.
“I’m so grateful to Next for giving me this opportunity and can’t wait to see the studio become a hive of activity for people of all ages to compliment Next’s exciting new children’s department.”
The Manchester Arndale Next store will be one of the fashion brand’s largest outlets when it fully reopens in the New Year.
It’ll be the first store of its kind to do joint ventures with new and exciting brands and for Emily, the innovative approach represents an incredible opportunity to fast forward her growth plans and give even more customers a chance to get crafty.
As an accountant, opening a craft studio wasn’t an obvious move for Emily, but her passion, hard work, and approach has led to Emily’s Paint a Pot becoming a go-to destination in the community.
Starting from a small loan from her grandfather at a time when she was facing family struggles and illnesses, Emily’s supportive family have helped the business thrive and achieve the success it is today. The business has hosted numerous parties, from children’s birthdays to baby showers, and offers unique keepsakes with a personal touch.
Emily’s Paint a Pot also offers beautiful keepsake items under the brand Minnie’s Treasures for those that want to take advantage of the skills of the team behind the brand. Created from a demand for unique, thoughtful gifts and mementos, such as hand castings and footprints, the stunning collection will also be on offer at the Manchester Arndale Next store for customers to snap up.