Case Studies

Orkney model maker showcased by Small Business Saturday

Peedie Models received one-to-one business support, specialist marketing advice and was awarded a business development grant.

20th November 2019

About the business

Founded in 2013, Peedie Models is a professional model making business that designs, manufactures and supplies a range of detailed models, including aircrafts, warships and railway kits.

With over 35 years of experience, Peedie Models has been involved in a variety of projects, working closely with Historic Environmental Scotland and several TV productions, including Channel Four’s ‘The Biggest Little Railway in the World’ and Channel Five’s ‘Great Model Railway Challenge’.

Business Gateway has been crucial in taking my business to the next step.

How Business Gateway has helped

After working with Business Gateway to receive one-to-one business support, specialist marketing advice and being awarded a business development grant, Peedie Models was been selected to be part of Small Business Saturday’s ‘Small Biz 100’. This campaign showcased 100 small businesses over 100 days, including Peedie Models, by promoting their unique products and services.

Peedie Models celebrated being part of the campaign by offering one day special discounts through both their model railway and 3D printing websites.

Paul Tyer, founder of Peedie Models, said: “Business Gateway has been crucial in taking my business to the next step. I can’t thank them enough for their continued support in helping to achieve our various goals, including developing our digital marketing capabilities and receiving business development grant funding.

“Being involved in the Small Business Saturday campaign has been fantastic for the growth of the company. It has allowed us to successfully expand our market reach, resulting in increased commission requests coming from across the UK.”

Support provided

1:1 Business Adviser

Advice on Business Plan

Advice on Funding

Advice on Marketing

Digital Health Check

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