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SPOTLIGHT ON AN INFLATABLE HIRE COMPANY

YOUR NAME?

Nicola

NAME OF YOUR INFLATABLE HIRE COMPANY?

Babylandia Bouncy Castle Hire

www.bouncycastlehireoswestry.org.uk

YOUR LOCATION?

Oswestry, Shropshire.

WHAT IS YOUR AGE?

30

WHAT DID YOU DO BEFORE YOU STARTED HIRING OUT INFLATABLES?

I was a letting agent.

WHAT MADE YOU START AN INFLATABLE HIRE BUSINESS?

I wanted to do something different and fun which made the customers happy and not complaining.

WHAT ARE YOUR HOBBIES?

Walking and baking cakes.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE MOVIE?

Home Alone.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE MEAL?

Pizza.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE UK HOLIDAY DESTINATION?

Scotland.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE HOLIDAY DESTINATION ABROAD?

Canary Islands.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE TV PROGRAMME?

Soaps in general.

FAVOURITE SONGS

Like too many to choose.

WHAT DO YOU MOST ENJOY ABOUT THE INFLATABLE HIRE BUSINESS?

I most enjoy seeing people happy and ready for a party. I love making kids happy and being out and about and not stuck indoors.

WHAT DO YOU LEAST ENJOY ABOUT THE INFLATABLE HIRE BUSINESS?

I least enjoy the heavy lifting.

IF YOU COULD WAVE A MAGIC WAND WHAT WOULD YOU CHANGE ABOUT THE INDUSTRY?

If I could wave a magic wand I would invent a weightless bouncy castle!

HAVE YOU EVER HAD A HIRING FROM HELL? (or an unusual booking?)

I have never had a hire from hell and hope I don’t have one. So far so good.

DO YOU HAVE ANY USEFUL TIPS OR IDEAS THAT YOU COULD SHARE WITH THE OTHER BIHA MEMBERS.

Yes, take great photos of all your hire products, at different angles, in a row together etc. and show them off everywhere – let them do the selling for you!!

HOW HAS THE BIHA HELPED YOU IN YOUR INFLATABLE HIRE BUSINESS?

The BIHA have helped us become recognised as a reliable safe company to use and have helped build a great website.

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Thank you Nicola for taking time out of your hire business to answer these questions – it’s greatly appreciated.

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