Dentist now Clowning Around


Truro fancy dress business Clowning Around is under new ownership having been bought by former dentist Louise Barker and her sister Jo.

Louise and Jo Barker

The sisters took the helm of the business this week and with the assistance of shop staff, have begun the huge task of sorting and cataloguing the thousands of costumes and accessories that are available to buy and to hire.

Louise Barker commented: “It’s a steep learning curve but we’re really enjoying ourselves. We’re planning to reorganise the shop so there’s more space to display outfits, increase the children’s section, and develop the online side of the business.”

The business was bought for an undisclosed sum off a guide price of £59k through Miller Commercial.