A CLEANING company founder whose business was hit when the Covid-19 lockdown began has launched a new venture.

Vanessa Ruddock, a single mum from Keighley, began Purely Polished nine years ago.

When it had to close for the early part of the pandemic, Vanessa decided to turn a passion for skin care and candles into a business enterprise.

In partnership with her cousin Rebecca Wright, she has now launched a skin care range Estaélle.

It has been promoted through social media and can be found on Facebook or Instagram, as Estaélleuk.

“With lots of research and some expert advice I was able to create my own brand and the feedback has been good,” says Vanessa. “Lip-enhancers and under-eye creams have also been launched. Plus we have been getting excellent comments about the candles.”

Purely Polished has also reopened, in adherence with Government guidelines.