We are delighted to welcome yet another local business onto our employer engagement list! Ruby Rocks is an independent clothing and accessory store in York Road, Hartlepool. Opened by Joyce Lister in 2019, the shop stocks designer and branded clothing including Doc Martens, Louboutin, Zara, Mango and lots of other well-known brands. Joyce began reselling these designer outfits online using websites such as eBay, but decided to turn her passion into a shop.
Joyce runs the store and also works as a nurse at North Tees Hospital, meaning she is a very busy lady! Joyce has come on board the Step Forward Tees Valley programme as she is looking to have some help running the store. Tasks will include stocking the store, assisting with pricing and stock taking, dressing windows, assisting customers and packaging orders to be sent to customers.
This is a brilliant opportunity for our partner, Changing Lives, to engage with local business to support our participants into work. Joyce has given lots to her local community, supporting other local business as well as encouraging local people to take up volunteering opportunities.
We are very excited to progress our relationship with Joyce and Ruby Rocks!