All 4 Pets is a family run retail outlet specialising in the health and nutrition of pets. It supplies quality natural pet food products and catering to any pets with specific dietary needs, perhaps as a result of minor or major intolerances. Its owners, Martin and Tracy Hall, had been working in the pet food industry for over 10 years when they spotted a niche for a natural range of pet foods in East Kilbride; so they launched their “Naturally First” pet food range. They opened a shop that only sells natural foods and treats, good quality accessories and offers a free home delivery service.
Having been declined by their bank in June 2015, Martin and Tracy approached DSL for a loan of £7,500 to improve their website, increase marketing and assist with stock . Starting a successful business helped them establish a satisfactory track record with their bank, which enabled them recently to borrow £12,000 from their bank to purchase a new van to help them with home deliveries. Each investment has allowed them to increase stock levels, improve buying power and add new lines. The DSL Loan at the outset has been a key component of their success.
Sales have consistently increased month on month and the company employs 4 full-time and 2 part-time staff. They have also acquired another unit in the same location thus increasing stock capacity. They plan to launch an improved web shop in 2018 while also exploring the possibility of setting up as an Amazon seller.
All 4 Pets Scotland Ltd has been shortlisted in the Microentrepreneur Award for Sustainability category for the global Citi Microentrepreneurship Awards 2017/18.