EX-POLICE officer takes over equine shop and expands the business which now offers a delivery service in the area.

34 year old Cerys Brockbank took over the well established equine supply shop, Greengarth located on Crooklands Business Park, Dalton this April as she wanted to do something more for herself.

Mother to 4 year-old, Drew, Carys use to be a community officer for Barrow Police for 10 years until she decided it was time for a career change and she wanted more time for herself and to see her mind grow.

Carys said: “So far the new job is going really well! It’s nice to see the shop getting bigger all the time.

“The previous owners did limited stock on household pet food but we are doing a lot more of it now and we have upped our horse and equestrian supply too.

“There is a big market for this kind of supply in the area so we bulk buy a lot of stock – it favours us as we don’t have to get as many orders in.

“We do a lot of equestrian clothing now too and there is nothing round here where you can go in and try it on. We have a big selection of clothing and Muck boot wellies.

“I know you can order online places but when you are spending £100 on a pair of branded wellies you want to make sure they fit and you don’t want to wait for a refund and ordering a different size.”

Cerys who use to do a lot of horse riding in her free time owns a small holding of land and owns Shetlands and sheep says she is passionate about the business.

She said: “I think for this area of Cumbria it’s a big part of the lifestyle so you have to be passionate.

“When I was working as a community officer for the police I was a big people person, this job is great as it allows my mind to grow and still gives me the opportunity of being a big people person.”

The dog friendly equine supply shop now offers a delivering service to buyers in the surrounding area.

The shop is hoping to expand more in the future and are looking at selling Christmas gifts in the store this year.

For more information visit: https://www.greengarth.co.uk/.