The best thing about winning #SBS is the fantastic network of small business we get to be a part of. Only today I've connected with another winner who sells the most amazing sustainable and ethical socks and can't wait to add our bit of sparkle to them! Don't take my word for it - go check out the other businesses on this site - you'll be blown away.
Alfie Moon Designs was founded in 2015 by me, Christine and my husband Julian Brown. We design and make gifts, which can be personalised for special occasions. Originally working from a small office and studio in the Shropshire town of Bridgnorth, we have grown and now operate out of a large production unit on a rural Shropshire industrial estate. We have a sister business called AMD Promotions supporting small businesses with all their design, print and embroidery needs. www.amdpromotions.co.uk
How did Alfie Moon Designs come about - we have always loved designing and making things. After working for 20 years in a corporate business development environment (Julian for over 30 years), we felt the time was right to use that experience to run our own business which harnessed our creativity and passion for growing enterprises.
We expanded our retail business to work with other small businesses - designing and producing merchandise, branded workwear, stickers/labels, signage, large format banners and business stationery. We print and embroider in-house and AMD Promotions has become the ultimate one stop print & stitch shop for small biz. We won recognition for this by becoming one of the #SmallBiz100 Alumni selected to represent the Small Business Saturday campaign nationally.
Our top tip is:
Never forget that the customer is king. Always design and ‘make’ with them in mind. Great customer service will not only guarantee repeat business but word of mouth recommendations are priceless.