Card design business thrives from garden office

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Two friends have explained how a garden office provided an ideal base from which to grow their now-thriving card design business.

Kathy Slatter, 25, and Erin Taylor, 24, run their card design company stoptheclockdesign.com from Kathy's parents' garden in Hyde, Cheshire, the Daily Express reported.

Speaking to the newspaper, Kathy said that she and Erin had met at university in Manchester where they both studied textiles and had decided to turn her parents' shed into a headquarters for their fledgling business after realising that it would be the "perfect office-cum-studio".

"It was only used for storage until we took it over, plus it was free whereas the rent on an office space would have prevented us from starting a business at all," she said.

Kathy and Erin spent the first year creating a full range of cards and marketing their products and have since seen their business grow impressively, with the pair being forced to rent storage space elsewhere to accommodate a current production of 5,000 cards a week.

However, all of the card designs are still created in the shed and Kathy admitted that she and Erin enjoy the peace and quiet that having a garden office affords them.

Posted by Martin Corby   - 15 December 2010
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