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Laurie Scully Biography – Laurie Scully Wiki
Laurie Scully is an antiques dealer, known for her regular appearances on ITV’s Dickinson’s Real Deal. She has been operating as an antiques dealer for over a decade. She worked at Boldon Auction Galleries from May 2012 to August 2019.
In 2021, Laurie launched Laurie’s, a vintage and reclaimed goods store in North Road, Boldon Colliery. As well as selling a unique selection of vintage and reclaimed items, she also stocks handmade gifts and local crafts.
Before the pandemic Laurie would regularly travel to Antique Fairs from Brighton to Northumberland, buying and selling vintage goods. But when this became impossible due to Government restrictions, Laurie needed to pivot her business to become more sustainable.
“With everything that happened last year I realised I was ready for something a bit more permanent,” she told The Shields Gazette.
“I’ve been operating as an Antiques Dealer for over a decade but I needed to find out a little bit more about the structure of running a small business to move things forward.
To help her figure out her next steps Laurie took on Understanding Enterprise, a free course recently expanded to anyone over the age of 19 living in South Tyneside, Gateshead, Sunderland or Durham.
“Understanding Enterprise gave me that knowledge and supported the development of my business plan for the shop. Having worked on my own for so long it was really helpful to have people to bounce ideas off and give me feedback,” said Laurie.
“The teaching and support were excellent, and the online delivery meant I could fit it around my other commitments. It really gave me the confidence I needed to take the next step. The course also gave me an amazing local network of like-minded people and let me know about the support that’s available out there for small business owners.
“I think despite all the uncertainty, this year has left a lot of people inspired to make a change or try something new. If you’re thinking about turning your passion into a business or changing or growing your existing business, this course will really help you figure out how to get started.
“The response I’ve had since opening has been amazing, I think people were definitely missing something a little bit different in the area and hopefully we can provide that for them.”
Laurie studied Mixed Media Fine Art at the University of Westminster. She took Understanding Enterprise, a free course delivered by FIRST in partnership with Skills South Tyneside. The Level 1 Award in Understanding Enterprise is a recognised qualification in Entrepreneurial skills.
Laurie Scully Age
Dickinson’s Real Deal dealer Laurie Scully’s age was not immediately available.
Laurie Scully Husband
Is Laurie Scully married? She hasn’t revealed her marital status.
Laurie Scully Dickinson’s Real Deal
Antique dealer Laurie Scully is a dealer on Dickinson’s Real Deal. She joined the ITV show in May 2019.