Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

How Daniel Is Expanding His Online Empire

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

How Daniel Is Expanding His Online Empire

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A NORTH East entrepreneur who began by selling watches over the internet two years ago is now counting down to his first million after adding another string to his online bow.

Daniel Richmond, from Darlington, now sells high-end electrical and digital showers, trays and screens by Aqualisa, Mira and Triton Showers through a new operation, shower sos.co.uk The venture will fall under the umbrella of Tic Trading Ltd, which also includes online fashion distribution outlet ticwatches.co.uk which was established by Mr Richmond in 2007. That's just the start though. The Teesside University graduate aims to launch other retail ventures as part of plans to grow annual revenues from pounds 170,000 to up to pounds 5m in five years.

Tic Watches already exports designer watches to Denmark and Sweden and attracts around 600-700 website hits per day.

Mr Richmond, who chose the online retailing route to keep overheads low, said: "If we had a shop in Darlington we wouldn't get all of these people through the doors in one day. …

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