You can imagine our delight at being featured as the Virgin Start-Up Of The Week - yes, that Virgin - you know, the brainchild of entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson, no less!
To be on such a respected website is truly amazing.
So … what is Virgin Start-Up?
Five years ago, when we had 'Super Saturday 'and experienced the visually stunning London Olympics, the Government launched its Start Up Loans scheme. Virgin became an official Delivery Partner to help finance and promote entrepreneurs here in the UK.
The scheme also helps ease the stress of obtaining finance during the early stages of a new business set-up.
So … Virgin selected So … Visualise to be Start-Up of The Week … a real honour when you consider the scheme has supported around 38,000 companies!
As well as explaining our business in 30 seconds, Virgin asked us where we were based. We were proud as Punch to say ‘Scarborough’, a place that provides endless inspiration for us as we design for regional and national clients.
Virgin then asked how I came up with the idea for So … Visualise. As there’s a niche market for prop design and visual merchandising for independent retail, the So … Visualise work family was born: creative, always pushing boundaries and exceeding expectations … and I am glad we’ve been able to shout about this from Virgin’s Start-Up website!
As our business develops, there’s an opportunity for us to work closely with a business consultant to further support the goals of So … Visualise.
I can’t thank Virgin Start-Up enough for featuring us; also big thanks to our creative design team and to Yorkshire in Business, who helped with the application process.
You can read the full article by clicking here https://www.virginstartup.org/start-week-0/sovisualise
And if you’ve been inspired to see if Virgin can help your fledgling business, click here https://www.virginstartup.org/how-to