Take a walk past Andy Panks’ shop – AP Cycles and you’re struck by the very cool red and black bike logo – bold striking colours and a bit edgy.
I like your logo, who did it, I asked him as I walked past one day. It must have cost you a fortune?
“My son, he’s nine.”
With an answer like that, I just had to find out more, so here’s the story of how Andy got back on his bike and set up his new business – with no loans, plenty of hard work, and the support of friends, family, former customers, and of course the businesses of Stafford Street.
Pressed for time?
Here’s how Andy did it in a nutshell.
1. My son designed my logo
2. I refurbished my shop using recycled and reclaimed things
3. People in the street rallied round and my customers came back
4. I did it without having to take any loans
5. It’s been a fantastic first year Continue reading “How Andy got back on his bike and set up his new business in Stafford Street”