PARTY BUSINESS ANNOUNCED AS FINALIST IN TWO CATEGORIES AT PRESTIGIOUS BUSINESS AWARDS
House of Party, a family run, Oswestry based party business, has been selected as a company of excellence after being shortlisted as a finalist in not one by TWO categories in the 2016 Shropshire Excellence in Business Awards. Based on the Artillery Business Park in Park Hall, House of Party has been in business 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 in both the Micro Business of the Year Category and the Young Business of the Year Category. As a business that has been established less than five years and employs less than 10 members of staff, House of Party met the initial criteria for both of these categories and owners Andy and Rebecca Hall demonstrated in their entries that they have become one of the UK’s market leaders in online party retail by applying dynamic leadership and smart working practices, which has led to a tangible level of success.
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 both these awards.
Owner, Andy Hall commented, “We’re delighted and quite simply over the moon to have made it through to the finals. This is the first time we have ever entered anything like this and what a boost of confidence it has been. Since setting up the business two years ago our feet have barely touched the floor and we have had very little time to sit back and take stock of where we’re at and how far we’ve come in such a short space of time.”
Andy continued, “I could never have dreamt that, what originally started as a bit of a hobby, has now become such a success, making a name for itself on the global party scene and now this – being selected as a finalist for two such prestigious awards. We have shipped orders to every corner of the globe and have served over 250,000 customers so this really is fantastic recognition for what the team at House of Party have achieved. We can’t wait to attend the awards ceremony on 21st April and are now busy preparing for the judges’ visit in March!”
The Shropshire Excellence in Business Awards 2016 will be held at the RAF Cosford Museum on 21st April.