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Ma Maison toasts one year of business in Littlebrook Courtyard

HOME decor and gift shop, Ma Maison, is celebrating its first year anniversary in the Littlebrook Courtyard.

Owner Philip Shone, says, “It’s been an interesting year – I’m getting a lot of repeat customers and special order customers, which is great. I’m still sourcing ethical and environmentally-friendly products from places like Germany and Sweden and I’m still offering unique gifts like ceramics, handcrafted by an artist from Bath.”

The arrival of Ma Maison heralded a new era for the Littlebrook Courtyard, which has been transformed over the past year by Philip and the other shop owners in the courtyard, to create a new community space in the town centre.

“It’s been absolutely amazing. We all get on well together – we all have the same goals as far as the image for the courtyard. It’s a great place for people to meet, relax and to enjoy. We’ve developed a community now, which is fantastic.

“We want Littlebrook to stand out – the monthly artisan market has taken off – we’ve had lots of positive  feedback. And people have said that we’ve done a really good job of cleaning the place up and creating a new space in Melksham.”

About his hopes for the future of Ma Maison, Philip said, “More customers! I’m always looking for new suppliers – things that are different, unique and interesting. I like Fairtrade, recycled and up-cycled products.

“I’ve recently got new silk scarves and ladies handbags in from India – all Fairtrade and all hand sewn by traditional method.

“People know that I have unique items that are ideal for gifts, so hopefully word continues to spread and more people come to visit Ma Maison and the businesses here in Littlebrook.”

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