Life is very busy for husband and wife duo Sarah and Jonathan Carlton, they have a bubbly one year old and run an extremely successful design and print business KINSHIP.
Sarah decided to start up on her own in November 2012 after working a full time job in a design studio. Since then the business has gone from strength to strength, building up an impressive client list, including Aycliffe firm Mantis Media and its two B2B publications, Aycliffe Today Business and Tees Business, Darlington Football Club, Unveiled Wedding Magazine, and Saks Apprenticeships.
After three years at their former base on Aycliffe Business Park it became clear that extra resource was needed. Sarah said: “As our family grew (with the arrival of our first child) so did our business, and my husband joined after 7.5 months of shared parental leave.”
This coincided with the lease on their current property expiring, and Sarah got in touch with Business Durham.
After looking at a number of different properties, KINSHIP moved into Crook Business Centre in February 2016. The business centre provided everything needed to support their business needs, a beautiful space, close to home, the perfect size with room for growth and the ability to come and go as they please.
KINSHIP was delighted with the support received from property support officer Lesley Menzies: “Lesley was extremely helpful in finding us the perfect business space, she listened to our needs and was able to find this gem of an office which has everything we need for our growing business. Lesley regularly pops in to ensure everything is ok, she couldn’t be more helpful and we know she is there if needed.”
Looking to the future KINSHIP hopes to continue to grow and deliver the highest level of service to their existing clients and to give something back by taking on an apprentice in the future offering young people the opportunity to develop valuable skill sets in this area.