Dawn first joined The Emporium as a trader back in 2011 with her fledgling business, Trove Designs. Having previously spent her career in sales and marketing roles within the pharmaceutical industry, she was keen to apply her skills to the independent sector. Her fledgling business Trove Designs, an interior design shop, steadily grew and sales of her amazing patchwork upholstery, fabrics and soft furnishings flourished.
When the opportunity arose to take over running The Emporium in 2014 Dawn decided it was the right thing to do! A strong passion for independent businesses and a love for antiques, crafts and beautiful design meant that this was her dream job.
‘The collaboration of over 60 independent businesses has gone from strength to strength and we’re very proud of what we achieve every day. The traders at The Emporium are amazing people and deserve every success. The talented staff running the shop and working in our amazing cafe, really care about The Emporium and make the magic happen every day. Recognition came for us recently when we were awarded Retail Business Of The Year At the Yeovil Business Awards 2020, awarded by Yeovil Chamber. We love this shop and hope that we’ve managed to convey that through our new website. Thank you for supporting us, shopping via our online shop means that you are supporting our community of local independent businesses during challenging times. Thank you from all of us, Dawn.’