Fancy Dress Worldwide continues to grow with the recent acquisition of a 14,000 sq ft square foot unit in the centre of Worcester and support from Worcestershire Business Central.
The Worcester based online company was founded by Dom Portman in March 2016 (see our Talent feature in this magazine). After a few years operating a student and fancy-dress brand called Fancy Fresher, Dom Portman decided to take the company global.
The business now trades with around 230,000 customers in more than 55 countries, and has recently moved into new premises in the centre of Worcester.
Business Growth Hub Manager at Worcestershire Business Central, Kevin Aisbitt, met the business last summer and referred the business to relevant government supported programmes that could help it grow.
Fancy Dress Worldwide has received a Worcester City Council Growth Grant worth £3,000 to support with warehouse racking, and now employs six apprentices.
One apprentice has been promoted to Marketing Manager, and another has begun developing custom application software for the Fancy Dress Worldwide website.