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Expanding unit size to continue business innovation

Expanding unit size to continue business innovation
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Expanding unit size to continue business innovation
Siobhan Stirling - Sharp Minds Communications for Capital Space by Siobhan Stirling - Sharp Minds Communications for Capital Space
Owner/Director - Sharp Minds Communications Ltd

A completely unique business idea can be hard to come by, but our Loughton customer, Tim Strudwick is no stranger to distinctive ideas. His business offering of floatation tanks is certainly individual, and his business has benefited greatly from it. Having recently moved into a larger unit space at our Loughton Seedbed Centre , he’s planning on even more business success in 2021.

About i-sopod Floatation Tanks

“We’ve been manufacturing a health and wellbeing piece of equipment known as a floatation tank, for about 10 years now,” says Tim Strudwick, founder and CEO of i-sopod Float Tanks. The tanks are designed to relieve anxiety and stress, allowing the user to float inside a futuristic pod, removing strain from the joints. The tanks have been used in the past by Team GB athletes, who claim that the experience has both mental and physical benefits for their athletic performance. 

Working at Loughton Seedbed Centre

“The business has been based at Loughton for about 4 years now,” says Tim, “We began with a small workshop, then moved into an office space. We’re now in a larger unit, expanding as we go.”

The simple monthly licence at Capital Space has allowed Tim to make changes to the amount of space his business needs, as moving from unit to unit is a hassle-free process.

“It’s flexible, allowing us to move around as and when we need to.

We’re an exporter, so while some of our stock goes to the UK market, about 90% of our business is exported to other countries. This is where the larger unit comes in really useful.”

Changes to business during Covid-19

Where many businesses have been negatively impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, i-sopod Float Tanks has managed to continue trading successfully.

“We’ve managed to maintain our usual levels of sales, experiencing lots buying from overseas which has been a pleasant surprise,” says Tim.

After completely closing for the first lockdown in March for four months, Tim began working on his own at the Covid-secure centre. “The grant from local council helped us through, and we were really lucky to be able to continue sales as we did.”

Looking ahead to new business ventures in 2021

Having moved to a larger unit space, Tim and his team will be able to continue their work on a bigger scale, working towards the development of new products.

“The change in unit was a big move for us, and I look forward to the new ideas we’re going to create,” comments Tim.

The imaginative business offering of i-sopod Float Tanks has proved successful for director Tim Strudwick throughout the journey of his company. We wish him even more business success in his new unit throughout 2021!  

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