Case Study

Local entrepreneur has a good sense of business

After being in a public service role for many years and having a baby during lockdown, making me then a mum of three, work flexibility and achieving some sort of work life balance was my biggest driving force in starting my own business.

I started Tiny Senses in October 2021, a multi sensory play centre solely designed for the early development of under 5’s. We also hold sensory sessions for children with additional needs that runs alongside our specialist sensory room up to the age of 13. We also have an interactive beach that runs through AR technology and are in the process of training our new centre cockapoo puppy, Poppy, as our therapy dog to support children in our sensory room with emotional challenges.

Gemma Greenwood

How has the coaching helped you?

It allowed me to gain confidence and having that support to chat through my business plan was so vital to me pushing ahead with making such a huge life change. Kerry was extremely helpful and friendly and always made me feel at ease.

What are your key achievements to date?

One of my key achievements is knowing that Tiny Senses is the first of its kind in the whole of the UK, providing an area that allows the key development of many early development skills through play"

What challenges have you faced?

Thankfully I did not face many challenges in the lead up to opening although I did have a significant set back just after launch which I have certainly learnt very important lessons from and have definitely learnt resilience.

Do you have any regrets?

None at all.

What advice would you give someone starting a business?

It’s not easy starting up and that initial step to reach out and start the process is the hardest part but it is so worth it.

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