AN ULVERSTON man has set up his own business hoping to take hot tubs to the gardens of South Lakeland and beyond.

Leigh Mathieson, 26, quit his job at an estate agents in London and is now running Cumbria Hot Tub Hire.

“I went to university at Nottingham and gained joint honours in Business Sport and Leisure and I always wanted to set up my own business but was not sure of what it was going to be,” he said.

Customers range from families to couples and the six or eight seater hot tubs are hired for parties, romantic special occasions, an ‘added extra’ at a holiday cottage or even stag and hen dos.

Leigh is the director of the company and only member of staff.

“It’s just me heading the business but sometimes I get my grandad to help out,” he said.