PARTY BUSINESS EXCITED TO BE ANNOUNCED AS A FINALIST FOR PRESTIGIOUS AWARD
House of Party, a family run, Oswestry based party business, are "delighted" to be shortlisted as finalists for the Online Business of the Year Award at this year’s Shropshire Business Awards, an event considered to be one of the best nights on the Shropshire Business Calendar. Based on the Artillery Business Park in Park Hall, House of Party has been in business just over 2 years, but in the last 12 months, the business has grown substantially and now employs 10 members of staff, including owners Andy and Rebecca Hall. In 2015, House of Party’s second year of trading, they served an impressive 255,374 customers and sold to 62 different countries worldwide.
House of Party, now one of the UK’s largest balloon and party retailers, has been shortlisted as a finalist for the Online Business of the Year Award. In their entry, owners Andy and Rebecca Hall demonstrated how, in a highly competitive market, where margins are extremely tight, they have applied dynamic leadership and smart working practices, which has led to a tangible level of success.
In December 2015 House of Party launched their new e-commerce website and supporting PR, Marketing and pay per click advertising campaigns to encourage customers to buy direct, reducing the cost of marketing on third party sites.
Previously a secondary school Science teacher, Andy and his wife Rebecca, who previously worked as a nurse, initially set up House of Party to ‘earn a bit of extra income,’ but 2 years on, the business has gone from strength to strength and they are “delighted” to be finalists for this prestigious award.
Owner, Andy Hall commented, “We’re truly delighted to have made it through to the finals of such a prestigious award. I could never have dreamt that, what originally started as a bit of a hobby, has now turned into such a thriving business, shipping orders to every corner of the globe! This year we were thrilled to launch our very own party range, designed by us and sold exclusively by House of Party. I think this demonstrated to the judges that we’re an innovative company with a solid growth plan. We can’t wait to attend the awards ceremony on 24th June and are now busy preparing for the judges’ visit!”
The Shropshire Excellence in Business Awards 2016 will be held at International Centre in Telford on 24th June 2016.