Born & bred in Bury Lisa spent her younger years training & competing in Ballroom & Latin Dance competitions, on leaving school she continued this alongside working at a town centre salon training to be a hairdresser, then taking up an admin role at luggage manufacturer Antler & then Holy Cross College.

Lisa ran The Victoria, Walshaw alongside her husband Richard & realised a passion for service & hospitality which led to Cosalea Cafe Bar, Walshaw opening in September 2020 with a vision of creating a social space within the community serving Breakfast, Brunches & Lunches with the added bonus of The Vault function space accommodating classes & community groups.

Currently in 2024 Cosalea’s four sites are a testament to the strong ethos that sits behind the Cosalea brand & determination to succeed. Priding ourselves in fantastic food, excellent service & home grown talent. We love a challenge & ensuring our customers have the best experience whether they visit us for a catch up over coffee or we assist them in creating a bespoke celebration.

Lisa is Mum to three daughters who are at the heart of everything she does, giving her inspiration & determination to drive her business as their role model. Cosalea is a combination of their names – Cora, Isla & Leah & through they are at the heart of everything she does.