WOMEN IN BUSINESS: Bouncy castle for her six children sparks new business for Sharon
PUBLISHED: 12:07 01 June 2009 | UPDATED: 11:46 29 April 2010
WITH six children and six birthday parties to organise Sharon Arlott decided to splash out and buy a bouncy castle for her fun-loving family and friends. The castle proved so popular and friends were asking to borrow it that Sharon hit upon the idea of st
WITH six children and six birthday parties to organise Sharon Arlott decided to splash out and buy a bouncy castle for her fun-loving family and friends.
The castle proved so popular and friends were asking to borrow it that Sharon hit upon the idea of starting her own business.
After just a few months Bouncy Party Hire has really taken off and Sharon is already increasing the range of equipment on offer. She has a ready made testing panel of her own youngsters whose ages range from 23 months and 12 years and her garden is always full of laughter and fun.
Sharon, 35, of Smeeth Road, Marshland St James prides herself on being quite an expert when it comes to knowing what children like. In addition to her own family she also finds time to run a parent and toddler group.
Sharon said: "We had hired bouncy castles before for the children but then I thought with six of them and six birthday parties it would be easier to buy one. A friend asked to borrow it and then other and I thought it would be a good idea for a business.
Sharon is helped by her husband, Mark, who will deliver the castle to your home or venue and inflate it, carrying out safety checks before they leave. Prices start at £35 a day and there is free delivery within a 30-mile radius.
The castles are available for both indoor and outdoor use and Sharon also has inflatable tunnels, a play house, ball pond and a recent addition are the superhero sumo suits.
Sharon said: "A lot of people have the normal sumo suits but ours are Spider Man and The Incredible Hulk. They are fantastic and my children really love them."
For more information contact Sharon Tel 01945 430815 or visit www.bouncypartyhire.co.uk
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