Having chosen to put a pin in his bouncy castle business for Covid safety reasons, few would have blamed Charlie Knights if he had been left feeling deflated by his experiences of owning a business.

But Mr Knights, 27, of Louie’s Lane in Roydon, is tasting sweet success once more after bouncing back with a new enterprise.

Confectionery delivery service Sweets and Treats Diss got off the ground just two weeks ago, with stocks being snapped up within two hours of its website going live.

Dani and Charlie Knights have started up a new business (44364847)
Dani and Charlie Knights have started up a new business (44364847)

This week has seen stock sell out a further three times, with the business shifting over 100kg of sweets in more than 150 boxes.

Mr Knights said: “After closing my bouncy castle business during lockdown, so as not to encourage people to have gatherings and parties, I lost all income and had no government financial help due to having private storage facilities.”

After taking on courier work to support step-son Rupert, five, and daughter Verity, six, he decided to build “a Covid-safe business that will put a smile back on people’s faces”, with the help of partner Dani, who is a deputy manager at a playschool.

“Myself and Dani stay up until 1am packing boxes most nights after our day jobs, but it’s worth it,” he said. “Customers can order safely from home through our website and, within a few days, we deliver a box crammed full of sweets and treats through the letterbox with no contact required.”

As an extra sweetener, the couple are planning to send a few free boxes to De Lucy House care home to thank them for all their hard work.

To find out more, go online to www.sweetsandtreatsdiss.co.uk.


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