This month’s Business of Bath Q&A features the brilliant Cressida, owner of Fun Science, which provides science-themed education and entertainment to children aged 3 to 11.
Business name: Fun Science Bath
Your name: Cressida Bullock
Where are you based and what do you do?
We are based in Bath and run science clubs, workshops and parties for primary aged children. We are a big fan of guided experiments and activities where children explore and mix things together to make their own conclusions. We are also a big fan of bubbles!
What inspired you to start your business?
I started the business whilst I was still at University as a 19 year old with very little money but the sort of confidence that only comes with being a teenager! I liked the idea of running science themed birthday parties and the idea really took off from there. We now have a great team and have been going for 7 years.
What do you love about running a business in Bath?
Bath is like a giant village – everyone knows everyone and people are so friendly and willing to help. We work in around 75% of the primary schools in Bath so we see a wide range of children, parents and teachers and we love the passion for children that is found in all the schools, no matter which part of Bath they are in.
You’ve got five minutes to grab a sandwich, where do you go?
Boston Tea Party – I was soooo excited when they opened their second store!
Where’s your favourite place to book for a business lunch?
I know it’s boring but I think it would have to be Boston Tea Party again!!
Which bar do you head to after a tough day?
I love Velo Lounge and it’s on the fantastic Moorland Road which makes it even better.
Tell us about another Bath business you love and why?
I love My Small World. Their attitude to kids is fantastic and they are so helpful and friendly (though I rarely get a chance to go in!)
What advice would you give to someone starting a business in the city?
Starting a business can be lonely but in Bath it doesn’t have to be. Don’t be afraid to reach out, make connections and get involved with collaborative events. Even if there is no obvious business benefit, it’s so beneficial to your mindset to meet with other people who are doing/have done what you are setting out to do.
To book an unforgettable party for your budding scientist, visit www.fun-science.org.uk.