Joan sets her cap at success

Brave: Joan Wood
Brave: Joan Wood
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Walking away from a full-time job to set up shop is a brave move in the current climate.

Former school manager Joan Wood knows it will be an education – but she’s setting her cap at success.

Her fashion boutique Absolute has just opened in Wath on Dearne, selling clothes and accessories in sizes 8 to 28 and also running its own hat hire service.

Joan got help from business coach Julia Melia from the Rotherham Enterprise Project, which is part financed by the European Regional Development Fund and helps budding entrepreneurs.