Ah- a few minutes with IS BACK, and what a great one to kick off 2018! Today, we are spending a few minutes with the lovely Paula Bryan from Blades Services. Paula is a legend and what she doesn’t know about clipping and trimming (for horses and dogs) probably isn’t worth knowing! She’s an innovator, a real leader in this area of her industry and a thoroughly nice person too. So, without further ado, I give you Paula Bryan from Blades Services…
A few minutes with Paula Bryan from Blades Services Ltd…
Who are you? Paula Bryan
What’s your business called? Blades Services Ltd
When did it start? 2015
If you could sum your business up in one sentence, what would it be? Blades Services specialises in the repair and service of clippers, clipper blades and scissors. We are highly experienced in creating new innovative products for our audience to include professional dog groomers, horse owners and vets.
Tell us a bit more about your business – what makes you different and what was the idea behind it? I have 35 years’ experience within the canine and equine industries. I know how my customer thinks and what products they require to run their business or interest. We try to meet all their expectations with our fast turnaround service and product offering. We work to educate our clients through educational papers and our increasing YouTube channel. One creation that I devised while sitting on the beach is The Clipit Suit. This all in one garment protects those who come into contact with animal hair, and if you clip your horse you will only know what it’s like to be uncomfortable.
Your favourite product? The Clipit Suit
Which product launched the business? I purchased the sharpening and servicing side of the business from my parents, who ran it as a hobby business in their shed!
One thing we might not know about you: I have in the past ridden for England at Dressage.
Best business book: Selling the Invisible by Harry Beckwith
Best advice you’ve ever been given: Believe in yourself and take a risk
Favourite quote: Don’t underestimate me. I know more than I say, think more than I speak and notice more than you realise.
Brands you love: Horse Health
Who do you admire? Richard Branson
Quick fire questions…..
Dogs or cats? Cats
Blogs or vlogs? Vlogs
Tea of coffee? Coffee
Sweet or savoury? Sweet
Where can we find you online?
Youtube: Search Blades Services