An Ashington man is aiming to revitalised kitchens and bathrooms after setting up his new business earlier this year.
Glen Waterston set up Revitileized Grout and Tile Services thanks to help from the government backed start-up programme Ready for Business.
And the 32-year-old, who worked in the bathroom industry for a number of years, has ambitious plans for growth.
Glen identified a growing demand amongst both domestic and commercial customers to restore existing equipment rather than buy completely new.
He said: “In a kitchen or a bathroom generally the first place to show signs of wear and age are the tiles.
“Often people think they need to rip out their entire suites and units when really the problem lies with their tiling and a few small, inexpensive changes will completely revitalise their rooms.
“I spotted a business opportunity and after researching the market discovered that despite the availability of technology to do the job; very few companies in fact offer a service to clean grout and tiles deeply and hygienically.”
In search of help with funding, Glen read an article in the News Post Leader about Bill Hartshorne, business adviser at TEDCO, which delivers the Ready for Business programme in the north east.
Glen added: “Bill helped me to produce an investment ready business plan that mapped out my plans for the business and how the initial investment would be essential to help my business grow.
“With Bill’s help, I secured a business funding loan to buy the necessary equipment to get started.”
Revitileized Grout and Tile Services has already secured a number of commercial and domestic contracts and Glen has plans to grow the business across the north east as demand increases.
For more on Ready for Business visit www.startupedge.co.uk