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Beautiful move at Old Town Hall

Posted onPosted on 15th Sep

One of the retail units at Mansfield’s refurbished Old Town Hall has a new tenant.

R&R Permanent Make-up Studio and Beauty Training, owned and run by Jenna Simpson, joins the council’s Town Centre Management team, which is now based within the the Old Town Hall, and Halo Recruitment which moved in last year. Victoria Hallam Hair Boutique and Henry George Menswear took exterior retail units at the premises last year.

A retail tenant is also lined up for another interior unit at the building.

For Jenna, moving into the town hall will allow her to follow in her father Glen Wilton’s footsteps because his business, G Wilton Ltd, was the main painting and decorating contractor during the refurbishment of the Old Town Hall.

Her business, which has been supported by a Mansfield District Council Business Growth Grant of £1,745, specialises in personal services, including permanent make-up techniques for brows, eyeliner, lips and breast micro-pigmentation, and brow removal.

For many years Jenna ran a large salon on Chesterfield Road South called Beauty Box, before she decided to downsize her business to a log cabin in the garden of her Mansfield Woodhouse home four years ago to accommodate family commitments. Now she wants to build up the business again.

She said: “I wanted to expand so the Town Hall unit was perfect. I am booked up until December.

“I have over 18 years of salon experience. I am also a beauty trainer in all aspects, including acrylic nails, derma-planing, pedicures, brows and permanent make-up, and my aim is to be the best trainer in Nottinghamshire.”

Work to refurbish and restore Mansfield’s Old Town Hall cost £1.4m and saw the Grade II* listed building transformed into office and retail space.

The Mayor of Mansfield, Andy Abrahams, said: “It’s great that the Old Town Hall, one of Mansfield’s most significant buildings, is attracting new businesses to the town centre after laying unused and largely unusable for more than 30 years.

“The building has undergone an amazing interior transformation with an effective blend of the old with the new.

 For enquiries about the remaining retail space available, contact Oliver Marshall, of FHP, on 0115 841 1142 or email [email protected].

For details about Mansfield District Council business grants visit or call 01623 463499.