Cardelium has reason to celebrate

Cardelium's first store opened in Ovenden.
Cardelium's first store opened in Ovenden.

Cardelium, the balloon and party outlet, has opened it’s first shop in Ovenden after scooping the award for ‘Most Popular Venue Decorator in West Yorkshire’ in the 2014 Wedding Industry Expert Awards.

Owner and founder, Anthea Orchard, said: “I started out with a simple helium canister and some balloons, but I wasn’t happy with that and wanted a more professional set up, so I started investing more and more in equipment, training, and business development.

“I had no other experience of running my own business, so I started networking with other local businesses in the area, who have supported me massively, and I have also had help from Business Growth Calderdale.

The business is run single-handedly by Anthea, who is confident the business will be hiring staff soon.