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Four in 10 Brits would use company with humourous name..

23-Aug-2017 09:32:28 Victoria Gaymer Small Business, business, hastings, marketing, humourous, bexhill, battle, funny

Britain's most bizarre business names revealed  

Deciding on a memorable name for your company and the associated branding is a big consideration for the marketing of any small businessess  - larger corperations have teams and huge marketing budgets on how to sell their products or services , is it as easy as coming up with a humourous name to attract customers ? 

  • A survey by Vistaprint six in 10 respondents would prefer to see more businesses embrace a quirky name rather than just something that described the store
  • And more than a third were more likely to recommend a business with a witty name, compared to a more traditional name.

Apparantly according to The Daily Mail one in ten people are more likely to remember a funny company name from more than 10 years ago  - I can agree with that due to local company "William The Concreter" who's based in Battle Deb N Hair in Bexhill and Surelock Homes in Hastings


  • Two-thirds of those surveyed claimed a humourous name appealed because it made them smile, and half said it made the store easier to remember.
  • Despite having no relation whatsoever  - a quarter of respondents thought they would get better service from a shop with a great name.
  • Four in 10 said they would like to live close to a shop with a funny name, with hairdressers benefiting the most from a witty company name.
 If the research is'nt entirely correct , at least the following will raise a chuckle or two. 

Here are the most popular ( and genius ! ) 

1 : Cornwall carpet cleaner Spruce Springclean

2: Portsmouth-based locksmith Surelock Homes

Second: Surelock Homes, Locksmith, Portsmouth

3 : London wine bars  -Planet of the Grapes.

4 : Florists Floral and Hardy

Despite the two not having any direct correlation, a quarter of respondents thought they typically get better service from a shop with a great name. Pictured:  Floral and Hardy came fourth in the poll

5:  A Fish Called Rhondda 

7: My favourite ..
A survey found four in 10 Brits believed a witty or memorable business name made them more likely to use a company. Pictured: Grate Expectations, a fireplace specialists in Wimbledon
Bonnie Tiler, a female-fronted tiling and plumbing company based in Gateshead also came in the top 10
Jason Donervan, a kebab van in Bristol

11. Deja Brew, Coffee House, Denton

12. The Chopfather, Barbers, Bristol

13. Barnie's Rubble, DIY Shop, Bolton

14. Facial Attraction, Beauty Salon, Pontypool, Wales

15.Samuel 'L' Jackson, Driving Instructor, Southport


16. Hair Raid Shelter, Hairdressers, Downham Market, Norfork

17. Alan Cartridge, Office Supplies, Leeds


19. Frying Nemo, Fish and Chips Shop, Yorkshire

20. PG Trips, Bus Charter, Houghton le Spring

If you need further inspiration Vistaprint have some advice :

Any suggestions ? Join in the conversation ..

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