Exmouth’s Nick slakes a thirst for business

PUBLISHED: 06:30 13 April 2016

Nick Wright is offering a healthy option at his new business Five Shakes in the Exmouth Indoor Market. Ref exe 14-16SH 9476. Picture: Simon Horn

Nick Wright is offering a healthy option at his new business Five Shakes in the Exmouth Indoor Market. Ref exe 14-16SH 9476. Picture: Simon Horn

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An Exmouth man, who has taken to business ‘like a duck to water’, has opened a new juice bar in the town.

The entrepreneur serves milkshakes, juices, smoothies, teas, coffee, paninis and snacks at Five Shakes at Exmouth’s Indoor Market.

Nick Wright, 27, set up his first business, Five Juice Bar, in 2011 in Exeter Guildhall shopping centre.

His proud wife Lydia, 25, of Victoria Road, said the entrepreneurial spirit was in her hard-working husband’s ‘blood’.

She said: “The opening went well. There were a few hiccups along the way, but all the other traders in the indoor market were really supportive and Nick had lots of family and friends come down to the bar.

“I helped Nick open up in the morning and he has framed the first note he took.

“I have had the privilege of seeing Nick grow into his business and, from only 22, he took to it like a duck to water with some help and guidance from his father, Mike.

“My husband worked in a few different jobs before taking on his own business, but was always missing a personal sense of achievement while working for others. Having his own business was always what he looked to do and, when the opportunity arose to take on the Exeter juice bar, he jumped at the chance.

“Business has always been part of Nick’s life, with most of his family members also running their own businesses in the local area. He feels that having knowledge of the local area in which he lives has been advantageous.”

Lydia has revealed what the business owner plans to do next.

She continued: “Long-term, Nick would like to evolve both businesses. Exeter Guildhall is currently going through major building work, so he is looking forward to the grand re-opening, hopefully later on in the year. In Exmouth, he would really love to build firm relationships with local, loyal customers.”

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