A TRIO of female entrepreneurs have set up in business.

All three have opened stalls in Durham’s Indoor market in the last month.

Fashion designer Andre Nicole, 26, a regular stallholder at the city’s outdoor market, has opened a business selling clothes bags, accessories and shoes. Including her own designs.

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Kirsty Young, a 39-year-old from Pity Me, has opened Kirsty’s Hampers, selling flowers and a range of quality gift hampers.

Madhatter’s Pancake Parlour opened on Pancake Tuesday serving pancakes with a range of toppings, as well as Belgian waffles, coke floats and milk shakes.

The stall was launched by Poppy Solari, 31, from Croxdale, who has moved her vintage clothes business, Poppy Likes Dresses, online to enable her to launch the new pancake parlour.

Colin Wilkes, Managing Director of Durham Markets, commented: "It’s wonderful to welcome three new businesses into The Market Hall. Despite the current economic climate, these budding entrepreneurs are making their business ideas reality, each of them bringing something new to The Market Hall. We wish them every success".