A retailer in Blackwood town centre has turned his hobby into a successful business. Warren Ashton realised his knack for fixing electronic devices could be a new business opportunity so he started ‘Fix it Up’ in the smallest shop on Blackwood High Street. Soon the business grew and relocated to a larger shop in Hall Street. ‘Fix it Up’ now not only repairs and refurbishes mobile phones and tablets, it also buys and sells them.

'Fix it Up', Blackwood - Warren Ashton

‘Fix it Up’, Blackwood – Warren Ashton


'Fix it Up', Blackwood - Shop Front

Warren Ashton said:

“I am a good example of someone who saw a gap in the market and turned their hobby into a business. When you manage to fix someone’s broken phone you help them stay connected to their world and that’s the most important thing we do”

If you would like to talk to someone about opportunities to start a business in one of the County Borough’s town centres please contact Town Centre Management retail@caerphilly.gov.uk 01443 866213 / 01443 86693.


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