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Two new businesses start up in Barrow High Street
We welcome Print Monkey and Indigo to Barrow upon Soar’s High Street.

Print Monkey

Barrow Voice was contacted recently by Emma Moore from Print Monkey, the wife half of a new husband and wife business partnership in Barrow. Emma was keen to share with Barrow Voice readers the success of this ‘small business working with global brands’. I called on their office in Room To Work to find out what Emma and Andy actually do.

Print Monkey is a print solutions business, that works with a variety of clients from global brands to small local design agencies where sometimes, procuring the print can be more of a hassle than a delight, whether that be from a lack of expertise or more usually a lack of time! Print Monkey can advise on materials, print technologies, finishing techniques and lots of little things that can help your brand stand out from your competitors.

It may be three million copies of national door drop campaign, the building and branding of 65 push bikes for a large Brewery or on demand digital printing. They manage all aspects of the print project from purchasing materials, selecting and working with graphic designers, choosing the right printing firm and arranging for distribution of the product.

The two of them together have a huge amount of expertise and experience and, above all, they both love their jobs. In year two they tripled the turnover of their business which can’t be bad in the depths of a recession.

Emma and Andy live in Loughborough and have two young children. Emma started up the company two years ago, initially working from home and then last May, moved to the serviced office in Barrow High Street. Andy joined Print Monkey in November last year. Emma is a real advocate of running your own business and both she and Andy have found a huge improvement in their life as a result. Suddenly they are able to have a proper family life and can even mountain bike to work.

They would like to support the local community in whatever way they can and they are also keen to build a local profile amongst small businesses in the area. If you want to contact them, call in or phone 410354 and ask for Print Monkey.

Immediately opposite Print Monkey’s office is the new hairdressers, Indigo. I called on owner, Dawn Botting at her well-established salon in Sileby. So successful has the Sileby salon been that Dawn jumped at the opportunity to lease the premises in Barrow as soon as they became available. She is thrilled to be able to expand the business into this ‘beautiful and prominent building’.

Indigo is a hairdressers specializing in colouring and really good cutting. Her staff are all highly experienced and have trained and worked in some of the bestknown salons in Leicester. In fact she aims to provide city centre type hairdressing but in a village setting and very competitively priced.

Dawn has two passions in life, hairdressing and interior design. She has personally supervised the renovations and superb design of the new salon and she is confident that Barrow residents will quickly warm to the friendly family atmosphere and the delightful surroundings of this new business.

Barrow Voice wishes both businesses well.

Judith Rodgers