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E-Spark’ Chicklet Outgrows Warehouse & Plans For A Smiley Future

03 June 2016 11:15

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

“E-Spark’ Chicklet Outgrows Warehouse & Plans For A Smiley Future”

Family owned and grassroots company Love Bomb Cushions, who are on the official Entrepreneurial Spark Programme in Leeds, have relocated their distribution warehouse to TKC Sales in Steeple Ashton and announce plans to continue growing.

Founded in 2015 thanks to a loan from the Business Enterprise Fund, Love Bomb Cushions Limited was created by friendly & outgoing mother with over 20 years of retail and toy experience, Sarah Agar-Brennan. The company boast a range of cushions, keychains, shelf buddy’s and foot cushions which come in a variety of emotions, are super soft and of the highest quality.

As Love Bomb Cushions don’t do things by halves, they guarantee that all their products are EN71 tested, ensuring 100% compliance with the European Certification standard of toy safety. Operations Director Carl Agar-Brennan explained the importance of adhering to strict product testing - “We wanted to create an incredibly high quality product which was fun, safe and had real potential. So that’s exactly what we’ve done. Part of the process is to ensure that facilities and working conditions meet with high ethical standards”.

As the company are rapidly expanding and have proven themselves to be consistently front and centre of the toy market whilst on the national Entrepreneurial Spark Programme, their quirky designs and thorough approach to following strict manufacturing guidelines and policy means their products are in growing demand. As a result, they looked to expanding their warehouse locations and distribution channels. Enter, TKC Sales Ltd.

TKC Sales Ltd, which was originally founded in 1989 from a few sports kites in a bedroom and now handles over 10,000 shipments a year, moved to the unique location in Steeple Ashton in 2008 as it offered them three times more office space as they also began to grow. Sarah Agar-Brennan is confident the new location is a step in the right direction for the brand and signifies even better things to come.

“We’ve seen a huge demand for our products in the last year and our team grows bigger every day. This new location is another improvement to our manufacturing system and will allow us to distribute our products even more efficiently!” – Sarah Agar-Brennan.

Alongside being proud participants in the Entrepreneurial Spark Programme, Love Bomb Cushions are clients of WGN Accountants in Leeds who offer them close and hands-on business advice. Specifically, they are supported by Yorkshire Business Mentor Colin Glass, who was recognised earlier this year as one of Maserati’s 100, chosen over many other Entrepreneurs, up-and-comers and Philanthropists who are predominantly based in London.

The company also continues to grow internally, with the new hire of internal PR & Marketing Manager Paige Hughes. Hughes will oversee the growth of the brand ranging from a new website to coordinating Love Bomb’s presence at events and of course, looking after the much-loved Love Bomb Mascot as pictured! She explained – “It’s such an exciting time to join the company and we’ve got so much stuff lined up for everyone. We’re planning a large upgrade of the brand and providing a really high-quality product. The main aim is to put a bit of fun back into retail!”

With the toy market growing larger every day and novelty products always in high demand, the sky is really the limit for Love Bomb Cushions.

We don’t know about you, but we’re sure feeling very *heart emoji* about it all!

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Fergus Mckie

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Tel: 07827 318692

Email: fergus.mckie@befund.org


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The Business Enterprise Fund is a social enterprise that lends money to businesses in West & North Yorkshire & the North East, who are unable to get lending from the banks. As a social enterprise there are no share holders – all profits generated are reinvested into the business.

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