RYE Case Study - BowWow Beauty

Growing up on a farm on the outskirts of Dungiven, Co L/derry it has always been Roisin O’Hara’s passion to work with animals especially dogs.

RYE Case Study - BowWow Beauty

Up until Roisin was 18 she attended St Patricks College, Maghera and studied A Levels.  At that time she was torn between a career as a veterinary nurse or an accountant.  She decided to study accounts and often wondered if she made the right decision. 

Each year Roisin attended the Belfast Dog Show and has recently completed a City & Guilds Course in Dog Grooming.  She also made the journey to Liverpool to watch Cesar Milan, The Dog Whisper a well renowned dog trainer.

Now that she is 29 years old; married with 2 children and lives in the country she felt the opportunity had presented itself for her to follow her passion which was to set up her own business working from home. Roisin heard about the RYE programme and contacted RDC staff to find out more.  She attended the RYE workshops held in November 2014 in Maghera and in January this year Roisin opened up her dog grooming service called Bow Wow Beauty.

At BowWow Beauty Roisin has pledged to take extreme care of the animals that come onto her premises, making sure all their needs are taken care of.  All breeds will be catered for in a caring, pleasant environment providing a quality professional service. As part of her service she will offer a collect and return service for her customers who live within a 15-20 mile radius. 

Roisin said;

“I would like to take this opportunity and thank my family and friends for all their support including the RDC who I contacted regarding my business idea.  They gave me further information on the Rural Youth Entrepreneurship programme which I enrolled on and found it very helpful and beneficial”.

Olga Gallagher, RYE Programme Director said;

“I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Roisin on taking those first steps into self employment.  We wish her well for the future and have no doubt she will be a success.”

For more information about Roisin’s dog grooming service you can follow her on facebook at BowWow Beauty or contact her at www.bowwowbeautyshop.co.uk