Lamar Griffiths and Reece Walker took out a Start Up Loan of £4,000 in November 2018 to launch 21st Century Repairs, a van-based phone repair service in Nottingham. They promise to repair your device from your location in their customised van in under 30 minutes or less.
Ever since they first met at school when they were 10 years old, the pair had wanted to create a business that was doing something completely different.
Having kept an eye on consumer trends while Reece was working in phone repairs and Lamar was playing football for Peterborough, they noticed ‘convenience’ was becoming an increasingly big industry, especially in the food and hospitality sector. They decided to combine this insight with their expertise to create a business that brought this same convenience to the mobile repair services market.