What a whirlwind the past four months have been for Craig Wilson who won our startup competition with his innovative business concept, Blox Mobile Storage.
In the last few weeks, as part of the competition prize, we joined forces with Scott and Natasha from the award-winning Northern Heart Films to create a film that captures the essence of what makes the Blox Storage concept so unique and why it's such an ideal solution for anyone needing storage.
Craig said “Self storage is highly competitive and it has been difficult to get the unique features of our service across to potential customers. We felt like a promo video would be a great way to explain why mobile self-storage is the easiest way to move goods into storage and the team at Cotton Court helped us out by getting the guys at Northern Heart Films to produce a great promo for us.”
Since winning the competition, Blox have also professional business phone number with call answering services, meaning he has been able to fulfil customer orders knowing that his calls are being managed and no potential clients are slipping through the net.
Cotton Court based marketing experts, Invoke Media, designed a marketing plan and strategy for Blox focusing on Craig's ambitious plans for the future .Central to the marketing strategy is the new promotional video, which Craig felt was something his business really needed.
Craig said “The support from Cotton Court has been invaluable and enabled us to access services that there's no way we could've afforded at such as an early point in our business. We've had the guys at Napthens Solicitors making sure all of our legal stuff is ok, marketing help from the team at Invoke Media and a priceless phone answering service to make sure we don't miss any valuable calls.”
Back in May, the competition saw entrepreneurs from across the County pitch for a chance to win everything they need to start, build and expand their business. Twelve finalists came into Cotton Court to film their business pitches, then the top three pitched their ideas in a Dragon’s Den style format to our expert panel, which was made up of some high profile business experts in Lancashire.
Since May, BLOX has launched the first Mobile Self-Storage service of its kind in the region, with the use of custom-built trailers that can deliver and collect walk-in sized storage containers directly to the customers door.
Craig is planning a busy few months for Blox Storage “We've got some great partnerships emerging with Estate Agents and building project managers and it's clear that people are beginning to see the benefits of our unique service. We hope to expand on our concept and provide an ever-improving, affordable and convenient way for the people of Central Lancashire to move goods into storage!"