In this interview, Katrina of Beautiful Bells in Hampshire, tells us how her bell tent hire service went from a hobby to a serious business enterprise in just a matter of weeks. She explains how glamping holidays have become the phenomenon they are today.
As a camping enthusiast, Katrina was desperate to buy a bell tent. She justified the cost to her partner Steve, by suggesting they rent it out to recoup the cost. That was late in the summer of 2013. By the start of 2014, Beautiful Bells had invested in five bell tents, set up a popular Facebook page and built a brand new website. Because of demand, they increased their stock and now have twelve bell tents for hire across Hampshire, West Sussex and the New Forest.
In just over six months, Katrina’s bell tent glamping company has attracted over 21 thousand visitors to its website. Her company has two vehicles on the road and are employing staff to help deliver the luxury glamping service. Katrina attributes their success to high search engine rankings and their passion for personal customer service.
Beautiful Bells supplies tents for festival weddings, hen parties and family glamping holidays. Katrina stressed the importance of booking early for specific dates, particularly for weddings and hen party glamping breaks. They had to turn down 39 enquiries for just one peak weekend in July because they were fully booked!
This interview was broadcast on Radio Horton 31st July 2014.
The podcast is available for your listening pleasure below, plus a little snippet.
We hear how Beautiful Bells all started in this 1:27 second clip. Fascinating story.
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This week the Knowing Your Business show was presented by Ian Gentles and guest presenter Joy McCarthy.
Digital Marketing Specialist based in Banbury Oxfordshire, The founder and Digital Marketing Manager of Knowing Your Business (the business radio show that is a rather useful marketing vehicle with podcasts)
Helps Business towards – increasing their (on and off line) sales and boosting their business reputation. Deals in the aspect of digital communication strategy concerned with understanding market opportunities, cultivating markets and customers, and generating awareness and demand for product and services.
Often known as somebody who spends at lot of time in online social spaces who also has a deep interest in the spaces where technology, culture and big ideas overlap.
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The Oxfordshire copywriter. Ardent thought-bubbler who thrives on chaos. Creative copywriter who also takes good writers and helps them achieve copywriting excellence with a Professional distance learning copywriting course
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