A woman who started selling tights to earn some extra cash while on
maternity leave has built her business into the world's largest
online hosiery retailer.
Mother-of-four Dawn Barber, 54, from Cheshire set up UKTights.com
with her husband in 2005 as she wanted a 'low maintenance' way of
Now UKTights.com is the world's largest distributor of hosiery and
is making 2 million a year.
In 2005, Dawn who was bringing up three sons Kyle, Callum and Alex
and running a telemarketing business, discovered she fell pregnant
with her fourth child.
She knew it wouldn't be feasible to make sales calls with a newborn
baby, but was nervous about giving up work completely.