I met recently with Tracey Elliott who took over Thirroul Active Wear ✅ in November 2017 and asked Tracey some questions about her business established well over 3 years in Thirroul.
Tracey’s background? I have mostly worked in the Club Industry since I was 18 in a number of areas from Bar, Reception to HR and Function Management. I spent a bit of time on the Far North Coast for University then moved back to Sydney. I officially moved to Bulli 5 years ago. My most recent role before buying the business was in a local Illawarra club, and as much as I loved it, I wanted to be my own boss. I love to talk! Customer service has always been my thing! Meeting new people and building relationships with customers. I like people to feel welcome even if it’s just for a chat! I am a mum to two small children, and I just love the community we live in. I knew this was where I wanted my children to grow up, but I didn’t realise just how great it would be for myself!
What inspired you to take over this business? I have always helped other people run their businesses, and I always wanted one of my own, where I could make my own mistakes and successes. Active Wear & Athleisure has always been my wardrobe. Always doing everything “In My Active Wear!” So it was perfect!
Best describe your Business? A store that offers clothing and products that promote and complement a healthy, active lifestyle.
Summary of products sold; Active Wear, Footwear, Swimwear, Accessories, and Natural Lifestyle Products.
Do you live locally to your business? I have my whole life within a 5km radius from my home in Bulli. Love it!
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