Deputy Mayor of Wolverhampton, Councillor Phil Page, officially opened a new vintage tea room – boosting the number of start-up businesses in the city centre.

K Teas Cakes is now serving up home-baked cakes, afternoon and cream teas, and coffees, at Unit 4, St Georges Parade.

It is a venture being driven by 41-year-old owner, Caty Jones, who has lived in the City of Wolverhampton for the last 27 years.

She adds to the number of female entrepreneurs in the city, which was highlighted as an ambition at Business Week’s Inspiring Women into Business event.

And Caty is keen to ensure she supports local businesses - sourcing her fruit and vegetables from the city centre market.

Even the furniture and kitchen appliances have been purchased from City of Wolverhampton businesses.

Caty said: “I know Wolverhampton well and the city is on the up with all the regeneration going on and businesses like Debenhams opening.

“I have had great business support from council partner Access to Business and also PeoplePlus to get where I am.

“There is nothing like this in the city and I chose the location because it is close to where the new city centre market will be.”

Alongside the vintage theme, the tea room has work areas where people can plug in their USB devices.

Councillor John Reynolds, City of Wolverhampton Council Cabinet Member for City Economy, said: “Business start-ups like this are really important to the city and I want to wish Caty well with her new venture.

“We very much value the contribution of these small businesses and the creative local people behind them.

“These are the businesses that help give Wolverhampton its own identity and character.”