When Jacqui Green, 52, needed to dispose of used clothes hangers from her ironing business in 2007, she teamed up with Jim Elliot, 57, to sell them on eBay. To the pair’s surprise, they quickly sold out. The Blackpool business now sells its own range of hangers to customers as far afield as New Zealand and South America. International sales hit an annualised £1.9m in 2016 helped by growth in Europe, where the company sells through Amazon Marketplace, eBay and its own website.
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