Unique Radiators is a new start family business founded in April 2017 by David and Maureen Doody. The company provides a range of high quality radiator covers in a variety of designs to suit the customer’s individual needs.
Shortly after their incorporation a Growth Hub Business Advisor met with David to welcome the company to Knowsley and inform them about the wealth of business support available. After the initial meeting it was identified that the company would benefit from establishing a strong online presence to help market their business, increase awareness and help to generate online sales.
David explained “We had considered developing a website but as a new start company we were struggling to find the time and money to invest. My daughter, Roisin, offered to assist but recognised that professional support was needed for purchasing a domain name, hosting, content and design.”
Unique Radiators quickly signed up to the Business Growth programme and then were able to access free specialist consultancy advice and one-to-one support. The business initially worked with the consultant to develop a new website with synchronised email accounts for sales enquiries, and then received additional support to upload content and images. The company is now fully confident in managing this functionality going forward.
Roisin said “The website support was really beneficial to me, with recommendations and suggestions on how to promote our products, how to generate customer enquiries, and then place online orders.
“I worked closely with the consultant to create a fully optimised website that I now manage and update, and have learned how to use keywords to drive traffic to the site. Without support and advice from the consultant this would not have been possible”.
Unique Radiators also received free business planning advice on financial forecasting and record keeping through the Knowsley Growth Hub, and were introduced to Sheila Toft of Knowsley Chamber of Commerce to discuss the advantages and benefits of membership, which they have subsequently taken up.
David said “I was not aware of the free support we could receive as a small new start business, and was truly overwhelmed by the advice and guidance we received from the Knowsley Growth Hub.
“I would not hesitate to recommend other businesses to contact the team to find out how they can access this free support too”.
To find out more about Unique Radiator Covers why not visit their website at: www.uniqueradiatorcovers.co.uk or call on 07714 652 814.
To see how the Knowsley Growth Hub can help your business call on 0151 477 4000, or email business@Knowsleygrowthhub.co.uk