When I bought Marianna seven years ago, my dream was to build the boutique into a leading light in Suffolk's fashion world. I wanted to create a destination that would become a firm favourite for so many woman. Never did I imagine that this year Marianna would be voted one of the top premium independent boutiques in the country by Drapers as we celebrated a decade of success.
The time is now right for me to hand over the reigns to a new owner. I am incredibly excited for Arabella Brown, an expert in the fashion and media industry, who will be taking over Marianna on 1st December 2014. Arabella qualified through the London College of Fashion in 2012 and her style credentials make her a natural successor. I look forward to watching Arabella take the business to another level and am sure everyone who loves Marianna will enjoy Arabella's personal enthusiasm and commitment to bringing the best of women's fashion to Suffolk and beyond.
Kim Reed will also be staying on in the business so I know I am leaving it in very safe hands.
I have thoroughly enjoyed working with so many special people and am now looking forward to spending more time with my husband and teenage sons.
Thank you for all your incredible support and helping make my Marianna dream a reality.