Business Details

Business Name: ECP Giftware

Industry: Personal and Corporate Giftware

Gainsborough, Lincolnshire


Description of the Business:

Selling unusual products designed and made by myself, plus unique gifts that are personalised and sold on our own web site.

How did you find out about NBV and what help have you received?:

Through a link from the Job Centre Plus web site.

The help and advice received from my advisor from NBV has helped me take a fresh look on the concept of setting up a business. It was good to have up to date advice and insight into the latest business techniques an laws governing business setups. It was also good to have someone to bounce ideas off and to have someone give me an unbiased view of my business.

What are the highs and lows of starting a business?:

It’s a great feeling to have achieved setting up the business and getting sales coming in. The lows are all the paper work/forms that have to be filled in and changing from benefits, but it is all worth it in the end.

What would you say to someone who is considering starting a business?

Never give up on your dream of setting up, as it will be worth it in the end
and you may regret it if you don’t do it!