Inspiring Story: Dotty Hippo Design

Business Name: Dotty Hippo Design

Support received: Nwes tenant

Location: Grays, Essex


Dotty Hippo Design are tenants at The Old Courthouse, Grays – a modern Nwes business centre offering easy-in, easy-out tenancies, fully serviced workspaces, virtual office solutions, meeting and conference rooms, and a full suite of business support services.

What made you decide to start your own business?

After nearly 20 years working in graphic design for publishing and marketing companies in London, I wanted to go it alone.

I had always wanted to work for myself.  The opportunity arose and I decided the time was right. I have not looked back! I launched Dotty Hippo Design in 2009 and it has been going from strength to strength ever since.

Tell us about your business.

Dotty Hippo Design is an award winning graphic design company providing corporate marketing materials for clients. As a sole trader, my business model allows me to provide a high level, personal service for my clients, as well as outsourcing other key skills.

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“Nothing beats the feeling of being your own boss!”

How did you discover Nwes and how do you use our services?

I found Nwes through networking, and soon signed up to be a tenant at Nwes’ newly launched premises, The Old Courthouse in Grays. As one of the first tenants to move in, I am enjoying the space in this new business hub for Essex.

How is business for Dotty Hippo Design?

Things are going well. As well as many satisfied clients, Dotty Hippo Design also took home a New Company Business Award in 2012.  Even though there may be lows (spreadsheets!) nothing beats the feeling of being your own boss!

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