We have incorporated the East Riding Koi
Company into our business, but after a lot of thought and
deliberation we finally decided to go under the one ‘umbrella’
of The East Riding Koi Co Ltd………
With two internet base
businesses of our own and a retail outlet, this seemed the
logical decision, but with any ‘logical’ decision the work load
always seems to go up………
Our original business
AQUATIC WORLD was started in 1991.
It was a very small concern
at this time, really just open for a couple of hours at night,
for the dedicated fish keepers who had nowhere else to go.
People would come with their problems and stories, want to swap
ideas on filtration etc. and just generally want to be there……..
As full time jobs were a
problem then, it was unanimously decided to give them up and
take the plunge, relying on all the people who flocked to us at
night, and hoping that they would also support us during the
We weren’t disappointed! At
this time we had only 200sq ft of floor space, so you can tell
how we were struggling, we managed to work from our first
premises for five years, and now looking back we really don’t
We moved in 1996 to premises
that at the time we thought were way too large. We filled these
within weeks, and have been rearranging, juggling and generally,
putting things ‘elsewhere’ ever since……….