Costumes, sweets, decorations and more: our sneak peek into a Funding Circle business

Last month, Sensible Supplies borrowed £50k from 542 people across the UK and with the party season about to kick off, we thought we’d take a look around their warehouse to see what they have on offer for Halloween. We weren’t disappointed as they stock over 700 different Halloween costumes for you to choose from, for all of the family!

If you’re thinking of having any type of party this season, it’s more than likely that Sensible Supplies will have everything you need to help you host the perfect evening for your friends and family. The warehouse, based just outside of Nottingham, really is an Aladdin’s cave full of goodies including balloons, sweets, decorations, candles, toys and packaging.

Their Funding Circle loan details

Sensible Supplies was established in 2008 by Oliver Charles-Richards. In September he borrowed £50k from 542 people through Funding Circle to buy stock for a venture with Groupon, a website offering deals and discounts. The business has experienced huge growth over the past 3 years; Oliver started selling products from his garage and now operates out of a 10,000 square foot warehouse in Hucknall, Nottinghamshire. The business needed a loan to purchase a large order of sweets to complete a deal with Groupon; so we all know where to go to buy sweets for Trick-or-Treaters this year!

In this video you’ll hear how Oliver started his business and made it into what it is today, as well as sharing his experience of Funding Circle.

You can take a look at our other case study videos on our blog.

Jack Pritchett

Senior Communications Manager