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Welcoming Acorn Fabrics to Northlight Industries

28 Jun 2024 –– Testimonial
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Acorn Fabrics Ltd is a small family business that has been supplying fine-quality shirt fabric to bespoke shirt makers, costume makers from the film and theatre industries, designers, and home sewers for three generations.

Acorn Fabrics Ltd offer over 300 cotton fabrics which can be purchased by the metre online, by e-mail or over the phone. Fabric samples are also available through the website.

"We don't have a minimum order quantity, so we are happy to supply anyone who can use high-quality fabric."

Finding industrial workspace in Lancashire.

It was important for Acorn to find a clean industrial workspace when dealing with clean products such as fabric. "This was easier said than done. We could find plenty of small to medium-sized offices but not industrial units. The only ones we did find were old units in disrepair. So when we came across Northlight Industries, we were amazed it ticked all the boxes!"

After coming from a larger unit before moving into Northlight, they have seen many benefits, such as cheaper business insurance, no building maintenance costs and increased security with cameras throughout the building. "The biggest benefit has been the manned reception, which has meant we can receive shipments while out of the office, meaning we can be more flexible with our working hours."

Another benefit is that they now encourage customers to visit, as they can use the free meeting room. "The look of the building, the clean, modern units, and modern meeting spaces have all helped to improve our image to customers and suppliers."

Positive experiences with Northlight management.

"Michael, who handles the reception and manages the units, goes above and beyond to help in any way he can. Everyone should have a Michael!!"

Supporting the growth and efficiency of Acorn Fabrics.

Because Northlight supplies and maintains the Kitchen space, breakout area, toilets, trollies, pump trunks, etc, it frees me up to concentrate solely on running Acorn Fabrics, and it means the space in my unit is used more efficiently as there is no space taken up with trollies or kitchen equipment etc.

Goals for the future at Acorn Fabrics.

"After reducing overheads, we plan to invest in more stock to offer quicker service to our customers while supplying them with a wider variety of fabrics. Also, I want to travel more to visit customers."

"I would definitely recommend Northlight. The clean, modern, and smart units and communal areas encourage you to work smarter.

Consider all the little things you might save when moving to a serviced unit like Northlight. For example, window cleaning, alarm systems, fire extinguishers, grass cutting, waste disposal, etc. The only extra costs are the phone and electricity. However, if you can manage it with the free Wi-Fi in the kitchen, that's a win-win!"

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