A Wrexham business, Snip ‘N’ Tuck has reached its 20th-anniversary.

Rachel Prince, the owner of Snip ‘N’ Tuck which is based in the General Market, is celebrating the milestone anniversary which has seen some difficult years for business.

Prior to setting up the business Rachel studied theatre costume interpretation and worked in the West End, on touring shows as well as working more locally at Theatre Clwyd. Rachel also worked on the TV soap Brookside.

Early on in the business back in 2003 Rachel won Young Entrepreneur of the year as a result of setting up the business.

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The Leader: An early photo of Rachel at Snip 'N' Tuck (image: WCBC)An early photo of Rachel at Snip 'N' Tuck (image: WCBC)

Rachel mends, adapts and produces anything ranging from wedding and prom dresses to military and police uniforms, but says that one of the only things she won’t do is sew the ‘sewing badge’ on Scout's uniforms!

The Leader: An example for the Cosplay costumes Rachel works onAn example for the Cosplay costumes Rachel works on

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In the time she has been there she has had two children.

Rachel said: “I started in the General Market in 2002 and I’m still in the General Market 20 years later! I started on a half stall in the market, and I’ve grown and now have two full stalls.

“I run it singlehandedly. My mum came to help me for a couple of days when I first started and then ended up staying ten years helping me out until she passed away in 2012. That was pretty hard. I’ve carried on for another ten years on my own.

“It’s a big achievement because we’ve been through a recession since I’ve started the business, been through Covid, all the lockdowns and I’m still going strong.

“Massive thank you to all my customers for the support over the years, especially through the tough times, when we went through the recession and the town changed. There’s been some really tough years and especially my regulars that come in all the time, they’ve been fantastic. I can’t thank them enough and they still supporting me now.

“They call me the young girl in the market which I really am not anymore but I’ll take that!”

The Leader: Wrexham Mayor Cllr Brian Cameron has a go. (image: WCBC)Wrexham Mayor Cllr Brian Cameron has a go. (image: WCBC)

On visiting Wrexham Mayor Cllr Brian Cameron said: “It’s a pleasure to visit Snip ‘N’ Tuck to congratulate Rachel on behalf of Wrexham County Borough Council on their 20 year anniversary. Rachel has done a great job and has been through some tough times, but it’s great to visit and see the business thriving.”