Boss Babes of the Fruit Market Hull


Giant Love Heart which reads GRL PWR in the window of Tessies
Seen as though it’s International Women’s Day coming up (Sun 8th March FYI) I thought I’d pay homage to the local women business owners that we’re so proud to share our area with.
It’s wonderful that so many independent businesses in the Fruit Market district of Hull are owned by women, all doing their own thing, all visionaries and all brilliant at what they do!
So in no particular order I’d like to introduce you to the businesses and the women behind them...
Ghost Orchid 👰 A super cool, boho, dreamy bridal boutique owned by the gorgeous Katey. She offers wedding dresses that are unique and stunning - for brides to be that are different and those that don’t fall into the ‘traditional’ vibe
Ghost Orchid Bridal store interior
Mousey Brown’s 💇🏻‍♀️ This amazing fun and kooky hair salon is owned by Sarah and offers cruelty free, vegan hair products whilst styling the alternative people of Hull’s hair - in vibrant and unique ways!
Interior of Mousey Brown’s Hair Salon Featuring a zebra!
Oresome 💍 This bespoke handmade jewellery studio is owned and ran by Nicola and Victoria - this talented duo run jewellery making classes, offering the chance for folks to make one off and truly personal pieces
Nicola and Victoria pose with the tools of their trade
Thieving Harry’s 🍔 Owned by Ali, this unique cafe, bar and allround cool space is my favourite place to hang out on the Marina - the views are beautiful and the food is so so so good!
The view from inside Thieving Harry’s looking onto the river
Plant & Paint 🌿 Lara is the boss babe behind this stunning plant and homeware store which is full to the brim with houseplants and Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. She also puts on creative workshops regularly too!
Lara stands outside Plant & Paint holding a plant and smiling
The Glam House & 36 💅🏻 The name says it all, a gorgeously glam beauty salon owned by Zoe and Joolz offering nails, make-up, beauty treatments and more! 
The outside of Glam House & 36 on Humber St
Nibble 🥪 Owned by the absolute star that is Anna, this popular brunch spot is always busy and offers such deliciousness as grilled cheese sarnies, amazing breakfasts and plenty of sweet treats - all made in house 
Anna owner of Nibble holding her Hull Bid Award
Studio Eleven 🏺 Adele is the owner and director of this lovely indie gallery, offering changing exhibitions and space for local artists and makers to sell their wares
A newspaper cutting featuring Adele owner of Studio 11
Ambiente 🥘 Spain meets Yorkshire in this lovely restaurant owned by Zoe. Super yummy tapas,paella and tasty wines and sherry are on offer here. Don’t forget to try their homemade foccacia
Prawns in a pan with focaccia
Wow, so many amazing business all owned by awesome women! The Fruit Market used to be a thriving wholesalers and dock area. Oh how time’s have changed! It’s amazing to think how far we’ve come in terms of women being able to start up their own businesses, our ancestors would surely be very proud!
Before I sign off, a final shoutout to all the other businesses down here co-owned by women (Form, Humber St Distillery and Humber Fish Co I see you 👋) and all the super girls and women that help run the myriad of great business in the area. You’re all an inspiration!
Happy International Women’s Day! 💖
Anna xoxo
P.S Tessies wouldn’t exist if it wasn’t for Nicola, the boss of dreams. She’s super inspirational, has dreams and visions bigger than the Humber itself and is just an all round creative badass! 

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