Baylis Street business, Cotmakers, going on the market

MOVING ON: Brad Blackburn, of Cotmakers, is hoping the next owners of the Baylis Street business will enjoy working there as much as he has. Picture: Kieren L. Tilly.
MOVING ON: Brad Blackburn, of Cotmakers, is hoping the next owners of the Baylis Street business will enjoy working there as much as he has. Picture: Kieren L. Tilly.

For the past nine years, Cotmakers owners Brad and Kaylene Blackburn have offered expert advice on everything from teddy bears to car seats.

But now, the Blackburns have decided it’s time for a change and are putting the Baylis Street business on the market.

“It’s time,” Mr Blackburn said.

“I’ve had a few health issues, which have made us think it’s a good time to go.

“But I can honestly say I have loved every minute of the work.”

Mr Blackburn said once a new owner has taken over the reins and settled into the business, he and his wife intend to do a little bit of travelling.

Longer term, they plan to remain in Wagga and will be looking for a new challenge, career-wise.

“It’s time to see a little bit of the world,” Mr Blackburn said.

“It’s been really great. Kids I can remember as babies are now coming in, dressed in their school uniforms, to say hello.

“I imagine the new owners will find working here to be just as rewarding as we do.”