A luxury hair and beauty salon in Stalybridge has undergone a major transformation and is now home to a professional co-working environment.
The co-working space is a welcome addition to the successful and well-established salon, designed to suit the changing lifestyles of the local community.
Founder and salon director Tiffany Mcglashan said: "The pandemic provided an opportunity to think about the direction I was taking the business in.
"Industry has always been a creative, fashion-forward and progressive salon and I believe that the introduction of the co-working space not only supports our ethos but also brings something new and exciting to Stalybridge."
Industry, Stalybridge's first professional co-working space, opened its doors this month, after weeks of intensive building work to completely redesign the space.
The new Industry is a blend of work and wellness, a concept never seen before in the North West. It is a collaboration between interior designer Helen Budsworth and salon owner Tiffany Mcglashan.
Workspace director Helen Budsworth said: "I'd had this idea for a number of years and was waiting for the right time and the right space. In conversation with Tiff, we realised that we had a similar vision and shared values.
"My background in interior design has given me a great understanding of optimising spaces and I used this to redesign the existing footprint, incorporating a professional working environment and retaining the vibrant feel of the salon."
The co-working and wellness concept has been designed to support the local community in Stalybridge.
Tiffany noticed a significant number of people coming to the salon with laptops and realised that these people, who were mostly women, were trying to maximise their time while juggling busy work and family lives.
So now, with many more people working more flexibly, Industry offers everyone a third space, different from the home or office and a place to be truly productive.
The Industry team is keen to play a significant part in helping Stalybridge reach its potential.
Stalybridge was chosen as one of the urban centres destined for regeneration in Andy Burnham's Town Centre Challenge back in 2018 and as Greater Manchester's Town of Culture in 2021.
By providing a community-centric workspace and working with local producers such as food start-up Oven & Mmm and other small businesses, the team hopes to inject more money into the local economy.