The vinyl countdown as Hull business celebrates a successful trading year

By Hull Daily Mail | Posted: 2 Feb 2018

A HULL vinyl-fitting business has celebrated a “successful” first year of trading, following support from the Hull and Humber Chamber of Commerce.  

VinylFX, was established in January 2017 by Simon Havercroft and his wife Natasha, and has now recruited its first vinyl fitter to top a positive first year. 

Work undertaken by the firm, based at Tower Business Park, Hedon Road, ranges from general day to day vinyl printing to large fleet vehicle wraps and car enhancements such as light tinting and cut vinyl graphics.

Mr Havercroft said: “Natasha and I decided to take the leap into starting up our family business as we believed my background of printing and knowledge of running machinery, along with Natasha’s customer service and administration skills, would make an excellent combination in a new company and provide a professional service for this area of the trade.

“I have worked in this industry for more than ten years and, after leaving my previous job, the role I wanted just didn't exist unless we made it happen.

“Running a business is not easy for anyone and being your own boss has its perks and downfalls, but we wouldn't have it any other way. Making it happen now, hopefully, will lead to a brighter, better future for our two children.”

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Local business start-up support organisation, the Chamber Acorn Fund (Humber) Ltd, based at the Hull Chamber of Commerce, Beverley Road, worked with the business owners.

The organisation worked to provide advice, funding options and ongoing mentoring support once the firm was up and running, at no cost. 

Natasha Havercroft said: “The support we have been given has been great and without the help in the beginning we wouldn't be where we are now – one year later with a thriving and growing business”. 

The team at the Chamber Acorn Fund work to support businesses across the region by providing a range of financial services including funding, start-up loans and business mentoring.

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Caroline Sturgeon, business advisor, said:  “Working with Simon and Natasha at such an exciting time for them was a great opportunity for us to contribute to a successful future for them and their  

“They have great ambition and vision for VinylFX and we helped them to realise those ideas. With Simon and Natasha’s continuing hard work, I have no doubt this company will go from strength to strength”

To get in touch with the team at the Chamber Acorn Fund (Humber) Ltd call 01482 324976 or, alternatively, email

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