Linlithgow’s latest young entrepeneurs are set to take the soap world by storm .
Schoolgirls Emily (11), and her sister Alicia (9) live at home with mum and dad, Alan and Christine Evans of Kettilstoun Crescent, Linlithgow.
The girls, whose remarkable business acumen at such a young age, has seen them raising over £300 for various charities, were sitting around the pool while on holiday in Corfu when the discussion inevitably turned to what type of business the girls could run to make some pocket money.
Various options were explored and discarded, including cupcakes before the girls settled on making and selling their own range of novelty hand-made artisan soaps.
Having returned home, plans were put in place and the new limited company, Fabydo was registered at Companies House in 2012 .
The girls, who are still at school, are unable to be directors until they are both 18 years, so mum and dad stepped in meantime.
The novelty soap business is now well established and the girls drew in customers at the hugely successful Christmas Shopping Evening at the town’s Donaldson’s School on Wednesday night.
They joined almost 30 stall holders at the event which was officially opened by Miss Scottish Beauty Naomi McCann and is expected to raise several hundred pounds for school funds.
Gill Sinclair, Fundraising Officer at Donaldson’s said: “The Shopping Evening was very well attended and there was a wide range of stalls.
“Students from our employability project , who staff the cafe, were also there to help make the event a big success.”
Emily and Alicia also sell their products through the Linlithgow Advent Fayre, and online through the girls own retail website fabydo.com.
Not content with simply sitting back and taking it easy, the girls are now in advanced talks with a childrens party organiser as well as a local guest house and holiday cottage business who are considering stocking the sisters’ products.