One of my aims in business is to support other small businesses, with this in mind over 6 months ago i set up a facebook group for small businesses in my local area. A place that we can support each other , ask advise and gain new knowledge. As part of this we now have a “local business of the week”. This weeks business is the wonderful CNC Entertainment Derby based in the East Midlands.
Tell us a bit about you
I’m Amber, 24 years old and mum to a 4 year old little boy. I’m also a vocalist and have been in bands since I was 14 years old. I love performing and making people smile.
Where are you based ?
We’re based in Derby but if travel is covered we’re happy to travel in the East Midlands.
When & How did your business come about ?
I started character performing 3 years ago after doing a fundraising event for a charity based in Derby. I dressed as Elsa, with a £20 costume and £6 wig with converse shoes… After being asked if I did parties. I realised there was a market for characters to bring the magic and smiles to children. I felt grateful for having a healthy and happy little boy. Not every child is as healthy or/and happy as my son and I wanted to help.
How did you come up with the business name ?
We were called Cloak ‘N’ Crown (as we offered superheros ‘cloak’ and princesses ‘crown’) but it wasn’t that catchy so I decided to shorten it. ‘entertainment’ as we offer a wide range of services from pamper packages to non character entertainment. Derby, so it was obvious where we were based. So then the name was made CNC Entertainment Derby.
Tell us a bit about your products
We have a wide range of products and services. Just to name a few ‘Superhero School’ – your little ones will learn what it takes to be a superhero with one of our hero’s. With a rewarding ceremony at the end. Face painting – face painting can add that little bit more to a party, event or special occasion. Party packages – we all three of our packages (bronze, gold and silver) to suit you and your needs.
Which of your products is your favorite?
My personal favourite is our Princess Pamper Package as I’m a trained and qualified hair and makeup artist. This package allows your little ones to get their hair styled (without heat), makeup and nails done with or without a princess. We are also doing more events in Derby now such as our mid-summer Ball in August.
A magic wand won’t change the world but a smile might