tenant case study

What is is the top provider of personalised presents for those who are nearest and dearest to us. We pride ourselves in having top quality products which are modified and personalised by hand for that extra special touch. Website

We choose products which we would really love to receive and then we allow customisation to add a personal feel. It’s unique gifts at their very best, and we don’t cut any corners to do it. So what kind of products do we provide?

Where are you based?

Those Closest is based in the Greater Manchester area. Where better to set up a quality business than in a prestigious location? This is why we chose the Adelphi Mill as our base of operations. Set in an old Victorian cotton mill which has recently undergone a multi-million pound refurbishment, there really is nowhere more apt to have a quality seamstress and garment personalisation business.

The Adelphi Mill is set in Bollington, Macclesfield which is just 10.5 miles from the bustling town of Stockport in Greater Manchester. It is also just 16 miles from Manchester itself and has many other tenants who operate form this greatly sought after location.

Your selection of products

We offer a bespoke selection of shirts and dressing gowns which are wonderfully tailored and provide a quality finish which can be chosen and designed by you. Everything we produce is manufactured by us, in Macclesfield; we don’t outsource our work…not any of it.

The gifts you can choose from are made for you; that includes the design, the pattern, the colour, the stitching and the personalisation…all of it is done by experienced professionals.

Who makes your gifts?

We are a company based in Macclesfield who has been operating in the textile industry for a great number of years. All of our shirts are made from fully trained seamstresses, some of whom have up to 25 years experience in the business.

Our seamstresses will select the best fabrics and put all of the love and care you would expect from a truly bespoke gift. They don’t cut corners to do it either, you can see that the moment you open the box the present came in. A Those Closest present is a present for life.

How quickly can you personalise a gift?

We have designed the whole process to work from the ground up, which means as soon as your order is placed it starts to be prepared. We aim to get our gifts ready to ship within 72 hours, not because we are in a rush, but because our seamstresses are that good. Plus who has the time to wait for things…really? We would anticipate our products to be personalised and dispatched within 2-5 days.

It also helps that everything is done from our offices in Macclesfield. Though our products might cost more than your average t-shirt personalisation business; this is because we want to give you the best of the best. Whatever product you choose, you can rest assured that it will be made using the same high standard by the same experienced staff.

How do I know the product will fit?

We make sure that our products are perfect before they go out, so if you have any special requirements or options which are not available on the website, please get in touch and we can discuss your individual needs. After all, we hope your present will last forever, so we want to get it right. Get in touch today.


Gifts for geeks at the Adelphi Mill

Gifts for geeks from just £4.99 by Like My Photo Gifts

Like My Photo Gifts is a great website for creating personalised gifts, allowing you the freedom to come up with a completely unique design which is printed onto top quality gifts, using a simple and effective online design tool. Like My Photo Gifts have a large selection of different gifts available, which are suitable for any person, on any occasion.

gifts for geeks at the adelphi mill

These gifts include personalised photo mugs, personalised photo frames, customisable guitar picks and many more. Recently they have released a new range of Gifts for Geeks from their premises at the Adelphi Mill in Cheshire, which incorporate a whole selection of personalised gifts for the self-proclaimed geek.

Here you can customise;

  • Mobile phone cases
  • Tablet cases (iPad)
  • Plectrums
  • Photo mugs
  • T-Shirts

While Like My Photo Gifts allows you to create any design you want from any image, (as long as you have the copyright to do so) you can also choose from a wide selection of pre-designed templates, all of which are fully customisable using the simple online design tool.

What stock designs are available?

The stock designs available are still in small numbers due to the product being newly released. The three choices available on the website are a union jack flag which features text in the centre. This allows you to add either a name or phrase into the image without any hassle. You can create this design with either bold colours or with dissolved colours depending on your preference. The second choice is to create your own personalised beer label which will then be wrapped around the back of your iPhone or iPad.

geeky mug designs

Click here to design your very own gifts for geeks

These are not the only stock options available, there are still many stock images unique to Like My Photo Gifts which can be stretched, edited and modified to suit your personal taste. A Tetris style design which features the word GEEK, flower, animals and many more. With over 3000 stock images to choose from, you can be sure to find something which will be ideal for your gift. These images can then be modified using varying colour schemes, photo effects and text, which can all be repositioned anywhere on the case. You can even add multiple layers to create a selection of images and text.

How can I create my own design?

Creating you own design is just as simple. The only key points to watch out for are to ensure the image is free from copyright restrictions. For example, you couldn’t just search Google and put an image of your favourite cartoon as this would probably breach copyright restrictions. However, if you are a dab hand with technology, then you could always create your own image of your favourite cartoon character, either by drawing and scanning or using computer software, and then upload it into the designer.

gifts for geeks - personalised photo mug

Click here to design your own geeky gift

If you are not sure if the image has copyright, you’re best not to use it. There are plenty of websites for you to get royalty free images if you search the terms in a search engine. You can also use websites like TinEye which will tell you whether or not the images have a copyright. You can also use your own photos, for gifts for family and friends. Photographs of memorable events or occasions, family photos or even pictures of landscapes or circuit boards, often the more quirky the better.

Although it is not always obvious, the better quality the image the better it will print. Always try to get a good resolution image, often pictured taken by phone cameras or taken from Google have a low quality which makes them pixelate when stretched. Always try to use a digital camera or pick an image that has a larger resolution for best print results.

What other products can be designed for geeks?

There are many products on the Like My Photo Gifts website which can be customised for any purpose. Personalised mugs for example can have any design printed on them, so if you are looking to buy a geeky or retro gift, these are a great item to choose. High quality 11oz ceramic mugs which can be printed to a high standard can contain all sorts of crazy designs. You can also design personalised plectrums for music nerds which come in a case for safekeeping, or personalised photo frames which have the image printed into the frame.

How does the designer work?

The design tool is simple to use. You simply select the product you would like to customise and click on the customize link. The designer will load and allow you to upload you images using the Add Image tab, insert names or phrases using the Add Text tab and then allow you to customise any of these selections. Along the right hand side you will see all of the different image effects, text fonts and colours, but also a way of manipulating each layer to resize, reposition and rotate. The template design shows you all of the places that might be obscured or not seen at all, so you can make sure the design looks perfect before you place your order.

Like My Photo Gifts at the Adelphi Mill

Like My Photo Gifts have their business at the Adelphi Mill in Bollington, Macclesfield. The premises is an old, retired Victorian Cotton mill which has recently undergone a multi-million pound renovation. It has spaces for serviced offices, retail units and storage and has a number of tenants including Like My Photo Gifts. The Adelphi Mill is situated just 40 minutes from the centre of Manchester, which is just 16 miles away. It is also in a prime location near Stockport, which is just 10 miles away.

The prime location means the prices of rental are very competitive, which is why Like My Photo Gifts can pass on their savings to their customers. The office space here starts from as little as £23 per week and is perfect for SME’s For more information on units at the Adelphi Mill, please feel free to get in touch.


The Simply Group – Bollington, Macclesfield Office Space Tenant Case Study

Mark Simpkin Ltd T/A The Simply Group is perhaps best known for its market leader status in the locker and furniture industries however it is also widely recognised in both commercial and domestic markets for its interior design, property development and media management divisions.

Based in the North West, the company is proud to have developed long term relationships with its clients alongside expanding its large and varied customer base from the local Primary School, to Buckingham Palace!!

Although the company operates nationally, it is keen to help support its local communities wherever possible. The company remains privately owned since its incorporation in 2001 and delivers a personal and professional service throughout its divisions.

Please contact us for special offers 01625 576527 /


The Creative Space Studio wins Macclesfield and Wilmslow Business Award

Adelphi and Clarence Mill offices Macclefield tenant wins

The Creative Space Studio, a Clarence Mill Office Space tenant wins The Community Award. You can read the full interview below.

What award did you win?

The Community Award which is part of the Macclesfield and Wilmslow Business Awards 2012

What did you have to do to win the award?

The Creative Space Studio was nominated by Bollington residents, other businesses and organisations as they recognised how hardworking and determined she was to work with and help the local community working with a range of social groups as well as being involved in many schools around the North West.

Background to business:

The Creative Space Studio offers creative education with a therapeutic basis and is a multi award winning company, winning 4 awards in the past six years: Manchester City Council Award for Valued Service to Education 1996-2007, 2008 Take a Break Neighbourhood Tycoon Award, 2009 Enterprise Award with the Manchester Business School and now to add to her growing collecting Debra won the 2012 Macclesfield and Wilmslow Business Award.


Goals for the future:

The main goal for Debra is to find businesses to help sponsor her with CSR support so she is able to use her knowledge and understanding to help a range of different social groups in the community or for local groups in receipt of funding to use her expertise.
Debra is based at Clarence Mill Office Space in Macclesfield, a sister mill to Adelphi. Here she would love for her current studio to develop as an art gallery, to present her own work and that of local artists. Debra says “Moving so close to Cafe Waterside, Kellico Furniture and The Weave being, I hope to work in collaboration with these quality retailers by offering complimentary items for sale which will bring more people to Waterside Studios at Clarence Mill”


Any other information:
The Creative Space Studio has been previously commissioned by many large clients such as M&S (in partnership with Groundwork UK and Douglas Development Partnership) where she helped raise awareness of recycling during a large community/public art project, Macclesfield Town Football club and Peaks & Plains Housing Trust where she designed and project managed a 296 square foot community mosaic with 20 groups.

Phone No. 01625 – 574 005 /


Office Space Bollington, Macclesfield Tenant Case Study – Tillie Mint

At Tillie Mint we have a huge love of patterns and a passion for design so with this in mind we welcome you to a gorgeous contemporary collection of personalised gifts .

Tilly Mint office space macclesfield tenant

With a background in commercial design for the greetings card & stationery market I have had the privilege of creating & also managing collections for major blue chip customers, such as Waitrose, John Lewis, & WHS, with this experience, knowledge & expertise myself & business partner decided to put together Tillie Mint over 4 years ago, to produce unique & innovative designs especially for the children’s market that we felt were a little bit different to what was available at the time.

All designed by our ourselves in our busy studio Tillie Mint offer a range of simple but beautiful fun designs, using the best 100% natural cotton garments, sourced in the UK to help constantly develop their collections, all our products are also made to order so we welcome that extra special request to make your gift personal to you.

Our products range from Kids PE bags, Personalised T-shirts, Wedding, Male gifts through to birthday cards & party accessories, & also personalised Christmas gifts.

Based here in the Adelphi Mill (Rooms T5E & T6F, 3rd floor, chimney entrance)


Come on in the doors always open…hope to see you soon.


Tillie Mint x

Tenant Case Study: Chris Plant Dental Lab

Chris Plant Dental Lab manufacture all types of dental appliances, including crowns, bridges,  dentures and orthodontic appliances.

They also offer a denture repair service direct to the public.

Contacting Chris Plant Dental Lab

Location: 2nd Floor Adelphi Mill

Telephone Number: 01625 560 881





About Adelphi Mill office space in Bollington Macclesfield

Adelphi Mill Provides office space to rent and let to businesses ranging in size from PLC’s to sole traders. To find out more about Adelphi Mill’s our office space please feel free to browse our website.

AMAS Enterprises Moves into Adelphi Mill Office Space to rent Macclesfield

AMAS Enterprises joined the Anderson Mann Group in 2011 and the AMAS team moved into Anderson Mann Group’s headquarters within the Adephi Mill.

AMAS Enterprises manufactures and distributes Europe’s most popular diet drops – Activ8 X.

HCG Diet Drops

AMAS Enterprises started out selling with and which sold HCG Diet drops – however, although highly effective, HCG Diet UK had some known side effects. AMAS Enterprises invested heavily in R&D in order to develop its own custom formula which would give strong results but without any side effects, using only natural ingredients.

Activ8 X – Natural Weight Loss

Diet drops from Activ8 X

Activ8 X diet drops

The resulting custom formula – Activ8 X diet drops, have been producing very strong weight loss results when used in conjunction with a calorie controlled diet. There are numerous independently verified testimonials on their website including an endorsement from a doctor who has used the product to lose weight. The product also won diet supplement of the year in 2011 from the UK’s top weight loss supplement review site

About Adelphi Mill Office Space

Adelphi Mill Provides office space to let and rent in the Macclesfield area to businesses ranging in size from start-ups to multinationals. Adelphi Mill is just 10 minutes drive from Poynton and 45 minutes from Manchester.

Beviamo Ltd Business Development Moves into Canal-Side Macclesfield Office Space

Beviamo Ltd are a company who pride themselves on selling the highest quality Italian food and drink available. They have great products including Italian appetisers, pasta and liqueurs.

Sampling beautiful foods on holiday is something to look forward to. But what about being back in the UK? You may now have difficulty finding foods that can match the standard of those you sampled abroad. Now, thanks to Beviamo, these products are available in the UK, to be delivered right to your door.

Contact Details

Beviamo Ltd are based in Adelphi Mill, Macclesfield.
Phone: 01625 578059

or by post to:

Beviamo Ltd
Office T7, Third Floor
Adelphi Mill
Grimshaw Lane
SK10 5JB

Office space to let in Macclesfield (Bollington)

Adelphi Mill Offices Macclesfield provides office space to let in Macclesfield to businesses ranging in size from one man start-ups through to international PLCs. Due to demand we have recently created a number of additional smaller 1 – 3 person offices. Adelphi Mill Office Space Macclesfield is located in Bollington and provides the best value office space in the Macclesfield area. Contact us to arrange a viewing.

Acquire New Business Development Moves into Canal-Side Macclesfield Office Space

This month’s featured Office Space Macclesfield tenant is Acquire.

As the leading business development consultancy in the North West, Acquire provide the creative industries with results-driven, focussed, cost-effective and innovative business development services.

With over 20 years of combined experience we work with companies of all sizes to visibly enhance the way they develop their businesses, helping to achieve their commercial objectives in an efficient, targeted and seamless manner.

Our brand of business development is an alchemic concoction of honesty, tenacity, psychology and intelligence coupled with a passion for effective communication and enhancing relationships. We make it our business to understand your requirements and implement strategies to effectively help you meet these.

You could say we act as a professional, high-end matchmaking service for agencies and clients, helping to secure worthwhile connections and nurturing their growth. We help agencies find and develop new business and we match clients with agencies who can deliver their requirements.

For more information visit: or Call Sarah on 07714 206 858

Office space to let in Macclesfield (Bollington)

Adelphi Mill Offices Macclesfield provides office space to let in Macclesfield to businesses ranging in size from one man start-ups through to international PLCs. Due to demand we have recently created a number of additional smallers 1 – 3 person offices. Adelphi Mill Office Space Macclesfield is located in Bollington and provides the best value office space in the Macclesfield area. Contact us to arrange a viewing.

Office space to let macclesfield welcomes The Creative Space Studio

The Creative Space Studio moved into Adelphi Mill office space in Macclesfield in early 2011. Since then it’s founder, Debra Tracey, has been busy working on numerous creative projects.

Mosaic created in Adelphi Mill Bollington Macclesfield office space to let

What does The Creative Space Studio, Macclesfield do?

Debra Tracey, The Creative Space Studio’s passionate founder, explains what they do..


I am holding free mosaic workshops for the general public to work on the Macclesfield Football Club mosaic, at the studio on Mondays but people must book in (01625 560 478 or 07774 920 292) due to limited places.

I go out to schools and work with children to produce large-scale mosaic murals plus I deliver one day creative activities such as mask making, silk painting, eco art and much more.

I also hold classes and workshops at the studio and have a Figure Studies for beginners course starting in August.


Charity and community work

Debra goes on to explain about some of the exciting charity and community work going on.


office space Bollington, Macclesfield
Here are some images of the East Cheshire Hospice Mosaic which I am donating which was worked on at the studio, The new Sunflower Centre at the Hospice and also at The Poacher’s Inn, Bollington. Children from St. John’s and Pott Shrigley school will be visiting the studio tomorrow to finish it.

I am also donating a 2′ x 4′ community mosaic to the Barnaby Festival and I will be there on the Sunday in the Craft Cafe where children can come and help me make it. They need to bring some broken crockery (it must be safe) and I will either use it on the mosaic if it is safe or swap it for some tiles of my own. Free to participate.


Getting in touch

Debra Tracey

Office: 01625 560 478
Mobile: 07774 920 292

About Adelphi Mill Offices Macclesfield

Adelphi Mill provides office space to rent in Bollington, Macclesfield to new and established businesses in Macclesfield. We have two business centres: Adelphi Mill and Clarence Mill which both offer high-quality, affordable office space.