She worked for Save the Children, cleaned windows, sold vacuum cleaners door-to-door and even ran her own sandwich-making business.
With her husband, Graham, and her brother, she set up her first property renovation company in 1996.
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They bought the former convent 10 years ago and were granted a wedding licence by East Riding Council in 2010, although couples were not allowed to get married 'over concerns for the health and safety of their registrars'.
The property developer said: 'Both Graham and I are so pleased that we are able to realise our dreams in bringing this beautiful house alive again and we look forward to sharing Rise Hall with future couples who are now able to get married here.'Speaking last year Beeny said: 'Every time we agree things, they say they want more things; I think our frustration is that Rise Hall is a really important significant building and everything has been done to a really high standard.
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