10 Years Later

This year marks the tenth anniversary for HeartCo. And it’s crazy to think of the journey we have been on. Right back from our start in 2009, when my father-in-law gave me his Mac Pro as I started a venture I never could have imagined would lead to where HeartCo is now.

Still working at Sainsbury’s, 10-years-ago Stephen handed in his resignation with an uncertainty about what the future held. But I knew it was the right thing to do. I believe it was a God moment. And by that I mean, something that God had His hand on. Crazy to believe perhaps. But with every passing year, the craziness starts to make a little bit more sense.

Now, a set of three limited companies and professional photography sole trader, HeartCo Ltd feels stronger than ever. But I won’t forget the roots of where we started. And I believe that the pathway we have and are carving will be a wealth of help to others who want to start their own businesses and help their dreams take flight.

I don’t know it all. I know precious little, actually. But I do know how I got here, so if anyone out there wants to pick my brains. Consider me available.

Limited Unlimited

As of March 2019, HeartCo officially becomes HeartCo Limited. Ironically to remove the limitations surrounding being a Sole Trader. It’s exciting an time to be a part of the HeartCo family or to be one of our valued customers as we move forward into the next chapter of our professional services.

While we actually registered the name HeartCo Ltd in 2018, we needed to couple a few other elements together to bring both Media Sussex Ltd and Build Me Mini Ltd along for the journey, and now the dots are lining up and we are ready to roll as we move into the 2019/2020 financial year.

What will this mean for customers?
Initially, not a lot will change other than the name of the business. But, going forward, there will be a whole host of benefits for our customers – watch this space.

In the meantime, the main thing to be aware of is the division of service to the specific subsidiary business (or, for the sake of simplicity, HeartCo Departments). For Media Development projects, your invoices will now likely come from Media Sussex Ltd and all LEGO-related services will be invoiced by Build Me Mini Ltd. This will come complete with new bank account details, so please ensure you check the footer for the payment details on your next invoice 🙂

Neither Media Sussex Ltd or Build Me Mini Ltd are going anywhere and they are still very much a part of HeartCo Ltd, but for the sake of business expansion, it’s super-helpful for us to properly allocate out our departments.

What about Olivejoy Photography?
OliveJoy is still very much at the heart of HeartCo Ltd, but due to the business re-structuring it is not possible to have a Limited Company structured above a Sole Trader so OliveJoy will be a part of HeartCo in heart only. Legally they are separate entities. OliveJoy Photography clients and services will remain unaffected and unchanged.

Why are we so busy?

You may have seen, heard or tasted (?) that we’re a little bit busy at the moment. It’s true. And it’s not just because I’m wasting time blogging about it (I pre-scheduled this post, by the way – I didn’t actually even have time to write it on the date it’s been published – I predict!!).

November and December are our busiest months by far. It’s mainly due to our business Build Me Mini, which serves children and grown-up children across the world with custom personalised mini-figures made from LEGO parts. Last year alone we estimate that over 3000+ houses opened a Build Me Mini figure on Christmas Day.

With this in mind, we are really sorry for any delay in communication with either email or calls. Normal service will resume in January. And, of course, have a lovely Christmas.