My Cupcake Toppers, one of the newest tenants, is renting its first commercial property after it was born out of a kitchen table business started just five years ago. The home business, My Cupcake Heaven, was started by Anna Kennedy in 2010 and initially intended as a bespoke bakery, supplying local events and parties with baked goods.
After two years running My Cupcake Heaven, Anna noticed a gap in the market for decorative cake toppers for companies, charities and schools looking to promote their business by using their logo on the sweet treats. Anna made the commercial decision to purchase an edible image printer and founded My Cupcake Toppers, which now successfully exports globally.
Anna Kennedy, said: “With the business going from strength to strength, I needed to move the operation from my home to a suitable office and work station that was fit-for-purpose. UKSE offered a space with enough room to grow into, plus the wide doors on the industrial unit meant I could move all the machinery in without a hitch.
“The office is ideal in every way, from location to the support system provided by UKSE. I can now focus on continuing to grow the business, develop my products, and look forward to hiring more members of staff.”
Another new tenant, Smart Solutions Recruitment, has moved into a 687 sq. ft. office in the business centre to expand the company’s UK presence, and to extend its offer of flexible and permanent labour services over multiple sectors north of the border.
Specialising in laser profiling, scanning and CAD (computer-aided design) services, SSC Laser Cutting has also taken up residence in a 490 sq. ft. office in the same centre.
Since UKSE started in 1975, 685 companies have shared the space and built up businesses at Groveswood Business Centre, creating employment opportunities and economic growth in Lanarkshire.
This year, UKSE is celebrating 40 years of supporting economic regeneration and the development of areas in the UK which have been affected by changes in the steel industry.