You know those Youtube ‘haul’ videos? The bizarre vlogging of shopping purchases? We only watch them for the packages. There, we’ve said it. We’re sort of suckers for a nicely tooled box.
Katy’s Box, though? “People snigger, I was a bit dubious at first but it was Jo’s idea initially!” We point out that it’s better than ‘Katy’s Box Solutions’ which Katy agrees sounds pretty dire.
Hailing from the North-East Katy’s full of praise for Liverpool and how it’s helped her start up her own business.
“I’ve just moved my workshop to Aigburth. I’ve got a big desk with cutting mats, a mangle to squeeze all my stuff, a paper drill, a mini guillotine, self-adhesive on a roll…
“It’s been frustrating at times but it’s getting there. I’ve been going to some helpful ‘Making Business Work’ workshops run by Blue Orchard and making friends with other small businesses which has been positive.
“I don’t think there are many people out there doing what I’m doing now. There’s no-one doing it in Liverpool just yet, it’s a great place to start. It’s taking off in London and is something a lot of people want down there.
“I guess when one company wants to use a box then everybody else does. It’s keeping up with the neighbours.”
Katy’s work is truly box office stuff. Sorry. Katy Wilde