If you’re looking to transform your interiors, then Cowes-based Jack Thompson should be your first port of call. Owned by Jack Rebours and Marc Thompson, this beautifully renovated former cheese shop will showcase Jack’s interior design talent, and the store will emphasise provenance, with a commitment to offering exclusive products sourced from the Isle of Wight and the UK.

Jack explains, “The objective is to provide a retail space that offers carefully curated products within a home design environment with a focus on personalised design consultations, bespoke hand-made cabinetry, and interior design services. We’ll be focusing on three key areas within the shop:

Lifestyle purchases with our own label locally made provisions, florals, candles, fragrance, and gifts.

Design services within a studio setting, British-made lighting, paint, interior hardware, and cabinetry as well as collaboration with Spence Willard on interiors projects.

Kitchen and homewares from tableware and local utilitarian products to accessories for every day living.

”The shop will also provide three new part-time assistant jobs which will build on Marc and Jack’s many years of experience and combined skills gained from sales and service-focused careers and the lottery loan will go towards stock and infrastructure including a point of sale system.

“We’ve been playing the lottery since we moved to the Island seven years ago and we were impressed by the opportunities it gave to support local businesses. When it came to looking for a loan, we knew that other Cowes businesses had benefitted from the Lottery Loan and so it made sense for us to go down that route. The application process is very clear and easy to understand, and it helped us to refine our business plan as part of that process. Having to explain exactly what our plans are to someone who doesn’t know us, really focused our minds on how we can talk about the business. We’re working with around fifteen Island-based suppliers for products and services and this loan has helped us to progress with all of these suppliers as well as going towards our employment costs. And after our initial meeting with the panel, we also know that going forward we can contact them again through the Chamber if we need any further guidance which is an invaluable extra that the loan has given us.”

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