Hairdresser crowned as best new business in East of England
- Credit: Lauren Jarvis
A Dereham hairdresser is celebrating after being crowned as the best new business in the region at a prestigious awards ceremony.
Lauren Jarvis, who started The Lodge Hairdressing at her home during lockdown, was recognised in the East of England section at England's Business Awards.
She had also been nominated for 'best hair salon'.
The 31-year-old's triumph in the new business category has earned her a place at the national final, set to be held in Manchester in the spring.
"I was really surprised and just grateful to even be nominated," said Mrs Jarvis, who quit her stable salon job so she could launch her own venture and spend more time with family.
"I was thinking even in Norwich they are so many amazing new businesses, let alone in all the other towns and cities in the East of England.
"It is a really big compliment because I do everything myself, so it feels like a really big deal. I suppose it means I must be doing a decent job."