A FORMER nail technician has become the MD of a company grossing more than one million pounds a year – after becoming addicted to eBay. Alison Abruneiras left school with no qualifications and was earning as little as £70 a week until breast cancer forced her to stop working altogether. But after logging on to eBay on her home computer as a fun ‘hobby’ to earn a bit of extra cash, she’s become a hugely successful entrepreneur. Today the married mum-of-three, from Lincoln, uses the site to sell products for her cosmetic retail business, the Nail and Beauty Emporium. In just SIX years, the company has expanded to trade in nine countries around the world. And Alison, 46, has expanded to take on a warehouse as well as four staff – including her 22-year-old daughter, Coralia, who is set to take over the business.
Videographer / Director: John Robertson
Producer: Hannah Mouland
Editor: Ian Phillips / Joshua Douglas