The budding businesses behind Halloween

POSTED: 29th October 2014
IN: Business news

Once barely mentioned in the UK, Halloween now sees the third highest rate of consumer spending of any yearly event, following Christmas and Easter, and generates over £300 million for British firms, according to Planet Retail.

undefinedAs the 31st October nears, Aldermore recognises five of the budding businesses that have fuelled this growing trend and will be helping the nation celebrate all things ghostly this Halloween.


Set up in 2012 by four graduates who discovered a love of themed social events while studying at University in Newcastle, Frojo’s focuses on providing ‘fancy dress with flair’. Given the founders’ understanding of student budgets, Frojo’s promises to offer all items below the recommended retail price to cater to those seeking more affordable costumes.

Ace Murder Mystery Games

Ace Murder Mystery games produces take home box-sets filled with everything individuals need to create their own unique crime-solving Halloween party, challenging players to take on the role of some of the most haunting characters from history and fiction.

Ghost Bus Tours

Running in York, London and Edinburgh, Ghost Bus Tours has reimagined the classic 1960s British routemaster bus as a vehicle for horror-themed comedy sightseeing tours of each city’s grisly historical sites, sharing dark tales from the UK’s past.

Party Delights UK

Founded by Allison Graham in 2001, Party Delights stocks a wide array of decorations and accessories for themed parties, including an extensive Halloween selection to cater to the tastes of adults and children alike. Born out of Graham’s frustration after struggling to locate supplies for her son’s birthday party, the business has gone on to win numerous accolades, including Best Small Online Retailer of the Year at the 2011 e-Commerce Awards for Excellence.

Rock Warehouse

As a one stop shop for sound, lighting and special effects equipment, Rock Warehouse in Newcastle is likely to play a vital role in letting UK consumers take their Halloween party to the next level this year. Established in 2009, for the rest of the year, the business also creates a space for aspiring musicians and DJs to come together for technical advice and networking opportunities to hone their skills.

Aldermore commends small businesses like these for the role they play in supporting the UK economy and enabling the British people to enjoy a moment of celebration this October.

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