The story so far.
In 1974 Penny’s mother Shirley became interested in aromatherapy in order to treat her own mother who had arthritis. After many training courses, including some abroad, Shirley set up as an aromatherapist, blending and creating her own creams for customers in her busy hairdressing and beauty salon. She went on to found Shirley Price Aromatherapy.
Penny and her brother Matthew were soon involved and were helping with mixing creams and filling pots. Penny’s interest grew and she decided at the age of 22 to be an aromatherapist. In 1986, Shirley’s company had grown enormously into a training school and product manufacturing plant and Penny trained as a teacher to take on the role as College Tutor.
After many successful years in business, Shirley and her husband Len sold the company to enable them to retire. Shortly afterwards Penny Price Aromatherapy was founded.
The English Aromatherapy company
Penny Price Aromatherapy and the Academy of Aromatherapy and Health Studies was founded by Penny Price in May 2003. The company started in stable blocks at the rear of a large Victorian Villa where all the aromatherapy products were developed and manufactured and the aromatherapy training courses were written.
The company now provides both Aromatherapy Training Courses and Aromatherapy Products.
The reason for setting up the company for Penny was because her parents Len and Shirley Price had sold their famous aromatherapy business in 1998. Penny had worked for SPA for most of her working life but was not happy working for the new owners and shortly after they bought it, she left the company.
Penny worked as a teacher for the local YMCA and also studied for a Masters Degree and took consultancy work. However, her husband Bob, realised that Penny was not happy without aromatherapy as a major part of her life and encouraged her to set up her own company. to provide aromatherapy training courses and aromatherapy products.