A BOURNEMOUTH prosecco and art workshop business is the Daily Echo's Trader of the Week. 

Started in 2022, Megan Austwick, 28, has given up her full time job to invest in her newly branded business, Tipsy Canvas. 

Described by herself as a prosecco and art event business, Megan offers corporate and leisure art workshops with a sprinkle of prosecco on the side to get the creative juices flowing. 

Megan said: "It does what it says on the tin which is we host paint and prosecco events across Dorset and are hoping to go further and wider. 

"We host events for corporate events, birthday parties, bridal showers working with local venues so that they can bring their customers in."

Formerly named Paint and Prosecco, Megan changed the name after trademark issues in regards to the word prosecco. 

Now rebranded and her full-time job, Megan hopes to build on what she has been able to do since it began, investing in herself and what she loves to do. 

She said: "I've worked in recruitment and HR for the last eight years and just decided this year was the year to take the leap. 

"When I first started there wasn't really any competitors in the local area, there have been a few pop ups in different areas of people trying to a similar thing, which is fine, but that's another reason why I thought lets just go do this."

Letting the customer choose the theme, Megan will guide the painters through class but doesn't hold a heavy presence and can host between 12 to 20 people.

Previously based on the ground floor of The Dolphin in Poole, Megan now goes door to door, making her more mobile and generating more business.

She said: "Its definitely more lucrative and more enjoyable because I can work with other businesses. 

"I've got a whole event calendar planned with Christchurch Harbour Hotel this year because they're one of my biggest partners."

Megan provides all needed equipment including canvases, easels, brushes, aprons, paints, and the prosecco with sessions lasting up to two and a half hours.