Potions company changes hands

SUFFOLK-based aromatherapy and natural health care products business Potions & Possibilities is relocating to Lincolnshire after being sold by its founder.

SUFFOLK-based aromatherapy and natural health care products business Potions & Possibilities is relocating to Lincolnshire after being sold by its founder.

Julie Foster now plans to focus on her Academy of Health and Beauty business, with a closing down sale being held at the Potions factory shop at the Bridge Farm Business Park in Top Street, Old Martlesham, near Woodbridge, between now and November 30.

Four production and packaging jobs are being lost at Martlesham as a result of the relocation, although Ms Foster says she hopes to recruit on the academy side of the business in the future.

Ms Foster said that, having been forced to lay off some staff due to the recession, she had found herself working for 80 to 90 hours a week which, having children aged seven and nine, she had found difficult.


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As a result, when a fragrance house made a good offer for the Potions & Possibilities business, she decided to accept.

The Academy of Health and Beauty, which she has been running alongside the Potions business, offers a wide range of beauty treatments, together with vocational and leisure training courses.

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Having recently completed studies for a Post Graduate Certificate of Education, she is also keen to work with teenage school pupils more inclined towards vocational than academic study, as well as continuing to do some mentoring and marketing work with local companies.

The new owner of Potions & Possibilities is Zest Aromatics, based at Market Rasen, near Grantham. The Potions range of products will continue to be available by mail order and the internet.

Ms Foster thanked Lloyds Bank for its backing during the 15 years she has run the Potions business, and also local firms Ensors Chartered Accountants and Picasso HR for their support. Her new email contact is julie.foster@btinternet.com .

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