Young trader Shae Gumm is looking to open a second clothes store, just two years after launching the first in memory of her grandmother.

The 20-year-old, from Bowerhill, called her shop Inspired after her grandfather’s late wife Sue Laws, from Great Hinton, who died of cancer in 2008, had been an inspiration in her battle with the illness.

The money for her first shop in Stable Yard came from her grandfather Mike Laws, 61, but on March 6, Miss Gumm moved into new premises in Bank Street, opposite Barclays Bank, after a successful two years and now has her hopes set on opening a second store in another town.

She said: “We knew we wanted to move to another location that was on the High Street and one that was slightly bigger, so when this came up we grabbed the chance.

“The old shop was really good and we loved it there, but I wanted to be on the High Street· “It is quite a bit bigger and we can fit a lot more in the shop now. There are more clothes for people to look at.

“The location is better, so it is definitely attracting more customers than before and it’s still doing well.

“I am going to see how this goes and then my ambition is to open another shop in a different town in the next year or so.

“My grandmother would have been really proud, I know she would have been.

“The idea to open a shop came about just after she had died, so she didn’t get to see it.”

Miss Gumm said her grandmother had been diagnosed with several different types of cancer and had been given a year to live. However, she defied all the odds and lived for 10 years with the disease.

She said: “She was so strong and such an inspiration throughout her illness.”

The former St Augustine’s Catholic College pupil said her mother Rachael was helping look after the books and that she was enjoying life as a young businesswoman and working every day.

Last year she was nominated for the Wessex Association of Chambers of Commerce’s New Business of the Year Awards.

Miss Gumm said all of her clothes are seconds, meaning they were never on the shop floor and were ‘overstocks’ by companies, so she is able to sell them cheaper than the stores themselves.

Inspired stocks clothes for women aged between 15 and 25, but Miss Gumm said they are attracting older shoppers too.