Christina launched Lark Interiors last summer and works in both the commercial and residential sectors, providing services ranging from sourcing individual pieces of furniture to project managing design schemes.
"I am keen to work with and promote Manchester artists, craftsmen and furniture designers.
She has recently completed a scheme for graphic design company G J Creative, which has moved to new premises at The Sharp Street Ragged School, Ancoats.
"But, during the recession in 2009, the company I was working for was suffering and, like many people, I found myself redundant.
"I started looking for another job straight away, but no one was recruiting. There were jobs in London, but I really didn't want to move from Manchester; it's where my home is and I wanted to stay."
"Setting up Lark Interiors was certainly the best decision I have made.
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The project at the three storey, Grade II listed building was Christina's largest since setting up Lark Interiors.
When interior designer Christina Shellshear lost her job she had two choices to leave her family and friends in Manchester to seek work in London, or to start her own business.
The 31 year old from Droylsden now says it's the best decision she has ever made after setting up Lark Interiors at Hope Mill in Ancoats.
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received a small business start up grant to secure the premises at Hope Mill and buy my software.
"There's a creative community hub there and that really inspires me and it's Air Yeezy Grey great to meet new people all the time."
With help from her business mentor, she attended various workshops to learn about book keeping, marketing and preparing a business plan, which gave her the confidence to set up her own company.
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She said: "I knew what I wanted to do for my business but like many people I didn't have a clue and found the advice really helpful.
have really enjoyed my job over the years and have had good experience. It's always been in the back of my mind to set up my own business but I always thought of doing it a few years from now.
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Christina sets Lark on the wing for success
She said: "We have created a nice, modern interior which has a nostalgic school theme running through it. I am doing another office design in north Manchester, as well as taking on smaller projects.
After seeking advice from New East Manchester business advisers, Christina spent six months setting up Lark Interiors.
With 10 years' experience in the industry, Christina, who graduated in interior design from Salford University in 2001, has worked as an in house designer for furnishing companies and architects.
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