Artist Amy has Ziggy’s brand

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AMY Dolan, a 21-year-old arts graduate from Lasswade, has her own furniture redesign business, Ziggy Sawdust, set up with the help of the Prince’s Trust.

Amy, who studied at Glasgow School of Art, could only find part-time work and decided that setting up her own business would be the way ahead. She approached Youth Business Scotland, part of the Prince’s Trust, for a business plan.

In April, this year she received a £1250 loan and was assigned a mentor who is helping her to establish her business, which specialises in updating items of furniture from the 1950s – 1970s but retaining a retro twist. Although it is early days, Amy is growing her business and has two commissions lined up.