Case Studies

Bolt Base hammers home success after ten years in business

Bolt Base have been able to expand their operations thanks to the help from Business Gateway.

20th November 2019

About the business

Bolt Base is an Alloa-based international seller of bolts, washers and screws, founded in 2009. It boasts seven employees across three units and provides customers with a wide range of products, delivered in smaller quantities than their competitors.

Business Gateway support has been invaluable throughout our entire business journey. Their advice has enabled us to expand our operations and trade overseas which has been critical to our business development.

How Business Gateway has helped

Initially trading from their garage, business owners Ann-Marie and Iain Sim approached Business Gateway for advice and support as they scaled up their business activities. They secured their first premises following advice from Business Gateway, HR support as they hired an apprentice and full-time employee and one-to-one sessions with a DigitalBoost specialist to support their new website build.

Their rapid growth has enabled Bolt Base to become one of the top sellers on eBay, ranking at no.65 globally and no.35 in the UK.

Support provided

1:1 Business Adviser or Support

Advice on HR Issues

Advice on Funding

International/Exporting Support

1:1 DigitalBoost Support

Digital Health Check

What’s next?

With an annual turnover of £1 million, the business has plans for expanded growth in 2020, aiming to raise its profile amongst local and national business communities in order to attract more commercial customers.

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