Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Starting Out

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Starting Out

Article excerpt

Name of Business: Clik-Pix Ltd

Location: Gateshead.

What is your line of business?

Design and manufacture of collectables for children.

Who are the directors?

Les Mullen, Andrew Merrill, Dave MacMenzie.

How long has the business been established?

Since August 2003.

Where did you go for business advice?

Entrust and Paul Easton Associates.

How did you decide which line of business to enter?

We were working in the collectables sector and came up with an idea for a children's product, researched the market and found it could be viable.

How did you come up with the Company name?

The product clicks together and forms a picture.

Clik-Pix was the first name we though of and it stuck.

What's the best thing about running your own business?

I will never forget the first time I saw a kid coming out of a shop ripping the packaging off our product. After the months of design, development and manufacture that was magic. …

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