A WOMAN took inspiration from a trip to Asia to set up her new tuk-tuk business.

Jenni West, from Lowton, sells drinks across the borough in her mobile bar with her company Tipple Time Events.

The 28-year-old, who has a background in hospitality and leisure management, has received support from Wigan Council’s Deal for Business.

Jenni said: “I already bought and renovated my tuk-tuk, which was inspired by my Asian trip, but in order to use it and get around the region, I needed to promote myself and buy stock.

“The money I got from the council really helped me with this and it allowed me to pay for memberships on supplier websites for weddings and parties.

“Now, with help from family members who volunteer their time, I’ve been able to cover food and drink festivals, parties and much more.”

As part of the support from the local authority, Jenni was given a £2,000 from the borough’s Business Booster deal.

She now hopes to discover what type of community groups are located near to her so she can provide volunteering opportunities.

In the long-term Jenni plans to grow her company and allow her to create jobs.