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In August, we are featuring many amazing female Yorkshire entrepreneurs by showcasing their business (#yorkshirebizaugust) and a bit of personal life on our shop blog.
Make sure you enter our big Yorkshire Biz August Giveaway (#ybagiveaway) to win one of our prizes given out by these superwomen! No need to be in Yorkshire to enjoy our prizes. (read the bottom of this post to find out how to enter)
Today we are featuring Helen Cozens and her business which is aimed to help UK families to save hundreds of pounds on their utility bills.
Business Related Questions
Which part of Yorkshire is your business based?
I live in York within walking distance of the city centre.
Tell us a little bit about your business - What makes your business a little different from others?
My business with Utility Warehouse is a discount club that guarantees to save you money on your everyday bills.
It’s free to join and offers benefits including one single bill for all your services which makes budgeting easier, award winning broadband, green energy, free LED lightbulbs and a Cashback card that saves you money every time you shop.
What’s your favourite ever product or service that you currently sell or have sold?
My favourite benefit is the houseful of free lightbulbs - most people can’t believe that they get this much for free, and the bulbs are even fitted for you, and replaced for free when needed.
How are you pivoting or adapting your business during this crazy Covid virus time?
The business has adapted to our current social restrictions by moving from using face to face ‘over a coffee’ appointments to online ‘from my sofa to yours’. This is super convenient, saves everyone’s time and keeps us all safe.
Why did you choose this business to run or establish?
I chose to join this business as when I became a customer it saved us a decent amount every month. What I love about it is that I’m not selling anything to anyone that they’re not already buying - I’m just offering a better value alternative and right now that can help a lot of people.
What is your one product or service you would recommend for either a pregnant woman, newborn mom, or for babies, toddlers, or young children?
The way it can help mums with young families is that it just makes life easier (and cheaper) as everything is sorted for you, and you’ll no longer need to find time to look around for cheap deals because you’re already getting the best option there is.
Because we work through individuals like me I’m always your first point of contact for any queries.
Who or what inspires you?
My family. As well as my husband and daughters I have 3 sisters who give me so much inspiration and support. We only manage to get together once or twice a year but have the best time when we do and, although we are all very different, I know that they are there for me.
What TV shows can make you binge on all day long?
Friends! I used to video every weekly episode and watch it on a Friday night. Now my youngest daughter has watched every episode on Netflix and can’t imagine having to wait a week for the next episode rather than just following on automatically!
What is your favourite ‘me-time’ or ‘self-care’ activity?
Me time and self care is running. It just makes me feel so good. I will often go with a friend before work and, although we don’t want to get out of bed early we know that we will feel so much better for the rest of the day if we do.
What is one thing you love about living in Yorkshire?
What do I love about living in Yorkshire? I was born & brought up in the dales, spent 13 years in London, then came ‘home’ to Yorkshire. The people are the best thing about being here. And the fact that I’m living in such a historical unique town.
What advice can you give to a new born’s mom?
My advice to a new born’s mum? There are a lot more worse things than being tired. You can always get through the day on coffee and cake!
What advice can you give to a toddler’s mom?
To a toddler mum? They’ll be teenagers before you know it - enjoy the little things.
So there you go. I really hope you have enjoyed learning more about Helen and her fabulous business, if you'd like to find out more, here are her contact details:
Phone number: 07403 140704
Yorkshire Biz August Giveaway
What are Helen's gifts for the Giveaway?
Her gifts will be a free online ‘bills check’ to see how much you can save each month, to be arranged at a suitable time.
Entering the Giveaway
If you want to enter our August Giveaway (entries close on 30 Aug 2020), click on the links below to take part.
Please make sure you read the description to understand how to enter the giveaway contests as the two giveaways have different requirements.
By reading this interview article, we hope it will encourage you to support more small local UK businesses. It will be even better if it inspires you to create your own business! There are many other Yorkshire Biz August businesses we have to introduce you.
Click here to find out more about the campaign and links to other interview blog posts.