After three years as a franchisee, a renowned North East Christmas decorating expert has launched an independent company, clocking up a number of large contracts in time for the festive season.
Previously the youngest director of a festive decorating company in the UK, 30-year-old Laura Perry left the franchise last year to focus on creating her new Jesmond-based business, Team Festive. She concentrates on decorating homes and businesses across the North of England in festive cheer, including shopping centres, car showrooms, town squares, bank branches, restaurants and bars.
Laura said: “I learned a lot of lessons whilst being a part of a larger brand but I’m much happier now being able to run a business my way. I’m grateful that I have a good reputation for hard work within my field as the enquiries have been flooding in for next year already. Customers really appreciate receiving a personal touch and Team Festive offers just that.
“We have a small local team of talented designers, installers and suppliers who really listen to and care about what the customer wants. Whether they are private homes or businesses, it is really important to me that each and every customer receives our same enthusiasm, expertise, integrity and passion. Our focus is all on the client and how we can exceed their expectations.”
We have a small local team of talented designers, installers and suppliers who really listen to and care about what the customer wants.Laura Perry, Team Festive
Team Festive designs and creates decorations inhouse to the client’s specification and is hoping to extend the services across other parts of the UK by next year. She added: “We have already had some interest from outside of the region for 2018 which is fantastic. Having the freedom to do things my way and invest back into the business means that we can be competitive for all budgets, employ more people and expand our reach further for next season.”