It couldn't be more simple than millions of small businesses in the UK (and many more across the globe) are extremely worried about the Coronavirus pandemic and how it will effect their business.
We opened Jump & Bounce Northumberland 7 years ago on 1st October 2013 with a start-up business loan, some savings. passion and desire to succeed to make our children proud and to show them if they dream big then can achieve big. Not only this we knew as parents how hard it is to find a company you can rely on and trust in making birthdays and events memorable.
We are a small independent family ran entertainment business providing Bouncy Castles, Disco's, Facepainting, Glitter tattoos, Rapid Attack ( NERF Parties ) for private parties, and events.
We are based in Ashington Northumberland and we cover all the way up to Rothbury, Hexham, and as far South as South Tyneside and even Wearside if needed.
We provide amazing services with excellent customer service and prices to match too. Our children Caden he is 15 years old, Katie is 11 years old and Harley he is 9 and they all enjoy being part of the family business.
Neil & Sarah Moir Harley Left, Katie Centre,
JBN Owners ( Jan 2021 ) Caden Right ( Picture Sept 2018 )
The first year was hard! Sarah and I used to panic when we had a quiet weekend (there were a lot of them) and hope things would pick up once word got around about our new business.
The second-year was hard! We did have some little issues with equipment and double bookings. Turns out being a new business is a challenge learning about all new things but you do feel like a superhero when you see children and adults having a great time at parties and events giving us hope that we would make it.
Our fourth year was incredible! We created our own Birthday Party Funday event where customers could come along and enjoy our Bouncy Castles and see some great stalls including 2 charity ones as we try and do our bit for worthwhile causes have pictures taken with a princess and superhero and meet the team.
The last 2 years have been hard for us as a business changing the business model as we had very large inflatables i.e Monster Truck, which had to be scrapped due to failing its Safety Tests this year and selling on other large inflatables as we lost our business vehicle to an incompetent mechanic who basically led us a merry dance but as the old saying goes once bitten twice shy. We turned this negative into a positive as we found a real diamond person who has helped us keep on delivering our great services all over Northumberland.
What's going on?
So where are we now? Sarah and I are looking to crowdfund simply so that we can bring back the smiles to people's faces again and for us to look forward to continuing to make memories and children and adults smile again after we have all been through so much with COVID 19.
If we reach our target we would like to add 3 Brand New Bouncy Castles to our fleet available to hire for parties and events and we will keep everyone updated on the progress from the order to delivery.
It's the unknown for everyone so please only support us if your own business, job, or financial state is secure.
Big shout out to our amazing volunteer team Georgia, Tia, Aaron. and not forgetting John the craziest delivery driver you will ever meet, Elizabeth Johns's wife who keeps him out of mischief as well You guys are the reason our customers love Jump & Bounce Northumberland so much. We work hard and play hard.
Big love and stay safe,
Neil & Sarah
Left to right Aaron, Georgia, John
Tia, Sarah, Neil