Friends get down to business
WHAT started with a hit on the tennis court 35 years ago has turned into two best friends doing what they love together.
Bubbly Rockhampton women Vicki-Lyn Egerton and Lynn Diplock first hit it off during a tennis game when Vicki was nine and Lynn was eight.
And after plenty of laughs, tears and fun times together, they are now business partners.
“We always said we would do something like this together,” Lynn said.
The pair have taken over All About House in Rockhampton.
Former owners Karl and Georgina Schamburg offered the business lease to them so they could focus time and energy into the growth of their business of two years - the Ginger Mule tapas bar.
“I had worked here (All About House) for two and a half years and when Karl made us an offer we knew it was something we would enjoy,” Vicki-Lyn said.
And with fresh ideas in mind for their new venture, Vicki-Lyn said they were off on their first buying trip to Bali and Java with Karl and Georgina on Sunday.
“We still have a lot to learn and wouldn't have been able to do it without them,” she said.
Karl said he wouldn't have sold the business to anyone else.
“We were so passionate about it and wanted to see someone successful go in there.”
Vicki-Lyn said they wanted to bring in bright new canvas art, big glazed pots, more woven furniture and recycled aluminium.
And next year, the girls intend to visit home shows in Sydney and Melbourne for ideas.
But before their new business venture, the best friends built, decorated and sold homes in Rockhampton together.
“We had some fun up to our shins in mud looking at properties,” Lynn said.