A dressmaking business in Chester is celebrating its 20th anniversary as it continues to go from  strength to strength.

Simply Divine, offering bespoke  dressmaking and alteration services, began its journey at Watergate building, Crane Wharf.

Josie Olsen had already spent 20 years  in the sewing industry having been trained by a gentleman tailor at the age of 15 in Hull.  She continued in  the manufacturing industry before  gaining valuable experience on bridal  gowns at  Abbey Gowns, then Diane Gray, both of  which have long since closed.

The team was expanded when Josie  was joined by others with similar expertise and quickly gained a reputation for excellence in both the manufacture  of ladies' outfits and bridesmaids' outfits  to complement wedding gowns.

In 2006, Watergate building was sold to  British Waterways which prompted the  move to their own studio at The  Brambles, Parkgate Road, Mollington.  There the team work as hard as ever in  providing a unique service to the city’s  bridal retailers, with Aristocrats being  especially important partners for the most of these two decades.

They have fond memories of satisfied customers being so pleased with the high  standards of work for their special day and commitment to getting it right in what is an increasingly complicated market with elaborate dress designs.

The team comprises Josie, Chris Jones, Carol Carew, and Ann Hodgson and together they  have developed a strong friendship beyond work

More recently they have expanded what they offer with the addition of chauffeur driven classic cars.

To find out more visit the website  www.simplydivine.me.uk or go to the  Facebook page Simply Divine Cars.