Tigtumn Tails is run by myself, Lauren. I am currently a third-year university student on my placement year. I made the decision to take a very non-traditional route and use my placement year to spend a year working on my own business with support from my university. It's not often you get an opportunity like that!
I began volunteering for The Cinnamon Trust in February 2018, a charity that works to support the elderly and terminally ill, and their pets. Since then my world has simply been dogs. Anyone who has never heard of the Cinnamon trust, I urge you to check them out as they are such an incredible charity, and my life wouldn’t be the same if I hadn’t of started volunteering for them! I also own a cat, Autumn, whom I love very dearly, and despite being 13, she plays an active role in modelling many of my products for me!
Anyone who has started a business knows that deciding on a name is a big task. I wanted a name that meant something to me, which is why I made the decision to combine the two names of the cats I have had growing up. "Tig" is in memory of the beautiful cat that was in my life right from the beginning, Tigger, who I miss so very much, and "tumn" is after the cat I currently have, Autumn. Both of these cats mean so much to me so I am so happy that I can honour them in my business name.
I have loved every second of this journey so far and can't wait to carry on doing what I love!