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Darren McKibben (right) and business partner Matthew Toner (left) at their Black Box Donuts shop in Newcastle Co Down. They have recently opened a shop on Belfast's Lisburn Road. Picture by Colm O'Reilly

Darren McKibben (right) and business partner Matthew Toner (left) at their Black Box Donuts shop in Newcastle Co Down. They have recently opened a shop on Belfast's Lisburn Road. Picture by Colm O'Reilly

 Lauren Ferguson of Scent by Mail (Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX)

Lauren Ferguson of Scent by Mail (Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX)

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Darren McKibben (left) and business partner Matthew Toner (right) at their Black Box Donuts shop in Newcastle Co Down. They have recently opened a shop on Belfasts Lisburn Road. Picture: Colm O'Reilly

Darren McKibben (left) and business partner Matthew Toner (right) at their Black Box Donuts shop in Newcastle Co Down. They have recently opened a shop on Belfasts Lisburn Road. Picture: Colm O'Reilly

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Darren McKibben (right) and business partner Matthew Toner (left) at their Black Box Donuts shop in Newcastle Co Down. They have recently opened a shop on Belfast's Lisburn Road. Picture by Colm O'Reilly

While many businesses have been experiencing hardship this year, others have seen an opportunity for growth in the unusual circumstances of 2020.

For Bangor mum Lauren Ferguson, the change to people's daily lives brought about by being furloughed or working from home has meant her business is booming.

Lauren's candle subscription company Scent by Mail saw a huge surge in new subscribers at the start of lockdown - and that interest has continued ever since.


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