I started the business in October 1990 after previously having a surfing-orientated retail business for two years. Originally the company comprised one store of approximately 2,000 square feet but it's now three stores of a total of 6,000 square feet, all in Newquay. Although Newquay is a seasonal town, we have made an effort to stay open every day of the year except Christmas Day.
I originally raised money for the much smaller surf store in 1988, with a deposit of £5,000. I did it by saving every penny I had over a period of 18 months to achieve that deposit in order to get the business moving.
Back in 1990, ...Read more »