Business Profile: Simple Touches

Contact: Mark Heaslip
Business: Simple Touches
T: 07593627708

Business Profile: Simple Touches

Can you describe your business?

Simple Touches is a supplier of marquees for hire. Suitable for any occasion in any location. Also we supply a range of traditional and bespoke decor for any event in any venue.

Why did you start your own business?

Having spent many years in dead end, undervalued and underpaid jobs, I decided working for myself was the way to go. Having been a guest at several weddings and hearing the same complaint from the brides, that they didn’t quite get it decorated how they wanted, I decided to put my creative ideas to use and set up a business where the bride and groom could finally get a venue decorated to any theme or colour scheme they wanted in order to make their venue unique to them.

What are the best things about running your own business?

One of the best things is meeting new people and being able to help them achieve the look they want for their event, be it a wedding, party or business function.

What are the main challenges facing the business?

The main challenge is keeping up with the ever-changing ideas of the customer whilst keeping up with the competition and remaining unique, but I love a challenge.

What advice would you give someone starting up a business?

Research: Make sure there is a demand for your service/product. Hard work: Be prepared to put in the work, effort and long hours. Don’t be put off by setbacks.

Can you describe your experience of running a business in three words?

Hard work, challenging, rewarding.