Joanna Cooper, director at Special Days Design Limited, began making cards from her kitchen table. Now with two steadily growing businesses, Cheeky Chops Cards and Wanky Candle, she has found Cinch Self Storage to be a great help. And we can help you too.
Joanna began Cheeky Chops Cards after not being able to find any cards she would want to send to her friends and family.
Starting at her kitchen table, whilst her children were at school, she began creating her own designs.
“Start at cheeky and don’t stop!”
With the fun and cheeky cards that Joanna was designing it is not hard to see why Cheeky Chops Cards have thrived. Adding Wanky Candles to the mix led to the business growing even more, with shops beginning to stock their products.
This growth meant that their stock could no longer fit in the toy shed, so she looked to self storage for a solution.
Full flexibility which works with your business
Joanna began renting one of the drive up units at our Cinch Enterprise Centre at Huntingdon and she has found it to be the ideal unit for her needs.
“It’s perfect for what we need because we just need it for products, not the manufacturing side of it.” Joanna says.
Joanna’s business is seasonal, with a large increase in sales coming around Christmas. So our flexible terms of her Huntingdon unit have been brilliant in meeting her particular business needs.
Cinch Self Storage’s flexibility means that as her business expands and retracts so can the size of space she rents.
‘It’s good because we can expand and retract as and when we need to. Flexibility is important.” Joanna continues.
Convenient location and easy access
Cinch Enterprise Centre Huntingdon’s location on Stukeley Meadows Industrial Estate is an ideal and convenient location for Joanna.
“Because we naturally keep growing and Cinch Storage is just around the corner, it was an absolute no brainer.”
And, although not needed year round, Cinch Self Storage’s 24/7 access, available by arrangement, is a great help from November onwards as the business becomes more of a 24/7 operation in the build up to Christmas.
“November, December, we kind of become 24/7 and to have the access as needed is perfect. It works perfectly for us.” Joanna says.
Within Cinch Enterprise Centre Huntingdon there is a real community spirit between all the businesses which Joanna really loves.
“We all generally try to help each other.” Joanna says.
This help even extends to her Dad helping to build units for her fellow Huntingdon businesses!
“My Dad has done some work for a lady around the corner. He built her some units! She saw him building a workbench and now he has ended up doing a few jobs.”
Cinch Enterprise Centre Huntingdon shares this love for community spirit and we pride ourselves on providing excellent self storage alongside excellent customer service and a nice environment for people to work and thrive.
If you would like more information about our Huntingdon store, get in touch with us today.
To find out more about Cheeky Chops Cards and Wanky Candle, head over to their website: cheekychopscards.co.uk