In 2012 we started in business with the idea to be the first people to offer proof of delivery in the door to door advertising market locally. Karl worked for another distribution company for a year & could see many mistakes which could be avoided. He ended up getting approached by someone whilst delivering who asked if we’d deliver for their business. We seized the opportunity & took the £50 wages from Karls’ last days delivering for the other company, to buy a GPS tracker & a delivery bag. We set about letting people know about our service & gradually built up enough clients to convince us that this was worth a shot.
In our first year of business, we discovered we were due to become parents for the first time & as space was cramped & boxes were stacked to the ceiling by this point we began looking to lease a garage for storage. After about a month we (somehow) ended up with a 1200 sq ft office in the center of Lincoln, something which we never really dreamt of when we started.
We eventually built up to 10 staff members & invested in ways to help us work out costings accurately. We kept getting asked if we could supply printing too so we started a partnership with a print company to become a 1 stop print & distribution business.
3 years later, we upgraded our living situation to a larger home & realising that in-house printing would be of benefit but that we’d not be able to offer this due to the office stairs, we are in the process of moving back to being home-based & mastering the press.
We’re looking forward to seeing how this adds to the business & how we can use this to help clients in new ways.