I often mention moms that start businesses centered around family. Nicola Wyland is not one. It was her love of classic cars combined with a need for work-life balance that inspired her, reports Manchester Evening News.
Nicola, 29, who previously worked as a commercial buyer in the health sector, launched World of Parts in Rochdale last year with husband Lee Oâ€™Keefe, 36.
With a young family, she wanted a better work-life balance. Car restoration had always been an interest of the couple so they decided to set up a business selling vehicle parts, mainly for classic Fords and Minis.
The mail-order company, based at the Caldershaw Business Park, sells to car enthusiasts and trade buyers through its website.
Nicola said: â€œWhen my daughter was born two years ago, it made me rethink what I wanted to do. Although I went back to work part-time, it wasnâ€™t ideal. The nursery costs were expensive and I didnâ€™t want to go back to working full-time as I didnâ€™t want to leave my daughter in nursery all day. As a working mum with a young family, I wanted to make sure that I had the right work-life balance.â€
She said they saw a need for better availability of classic car parts, especially from the UK.
â€œIâ€™d wanted to set up my own business for a while, so making money from a hobby seemed a great idea,â€ she said.
Photo from World of Parts