National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs

Fun, Learning, and Achievement

11 March 2015

A Brecknock YFC member is flexing her entrepreneurial muscle having opened her very own salon.

Vicky-Lynn Healey, a member of Pontfean YFC (pictured left), saw her dream come true at the end of January when Victoria-Lynn Hair & Beauty opened to the public for the first time.

She founded the business in October 2013 as a part time mobile hairdresser, before renting a chair at a hairdressers in Llandrindod Wells.

In 2014, Vicky's business was shortlisted for the Wales YFC & Natwest Business of the Year Award last year, just missing out on the top prize. But on Christmas Eve, she was informed that she had been awarded the tenancy of a new premises.

Having spent almost the whole of January removing wallpaper, painting and decorating, she held a very successful open day on 31st January, with lots of people coming to view the new premises, including Welsh Commonwealth judo star, Kirsty Powell (pictured right).

After one month of being open, Vicky is very pleased with how the business is going and puts her success down to her time with Young Farmers.

Vicky said: “My goal is to have my own training academy. I am grateful to the Young Farmers Movement for the many skills I have learned since the age of 10 from taking on office of Secretary to Chairman and competing in many different competitions. I am only 23 years old but have my own business and I am willing to put in lots of hours to make my business succeed”.

If you want to follow in Vicky's footsteps and pick up some enterprise and entrepreneurship skills, then sign up for the NFYFC 'Exploring Enterprise' Workshop in Rugby on 26th March. Click here for more details.


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