Bailey Balloons is based in Bristol and run by husband and wife team Clive and Jo Bailey. Their balloons are a familiar sight in the skies across the West of England.
The coronavirus pandemic and national lockdowns have had a major impact on Bailey Balloons, reducing their bookings by 90%. Jo got in touch with the Growth Hub to find out what support was available to help their business survive and navigate the new business landscape.
Jo said: “It’s been a really challenging year. The Growth Hub helped our business at a time when during lockdown I felt that no-one was listening to us. I just think they’ve been brilliant in so many ways and supporting so many unsupported companies like us.”
Jo worked with a Growth Hub enterprise executive who signposted her to grant funding available to support her business. The Growth Hub team also helped Jo tap into local business networks for ongoing support.
“To other entrepreneurs I would say please do get in touch with the Growth Hub. They’ve been invaluable to us".
"The Growth Hub really listened and in the future I think they’ve got a key part to play in helping train people, plus as a voice that’s direct to local government and on to central government".
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