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Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

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Established Dorchester Business Expands Into New Territory


Local business entrepreneurs Adam Smith and Jon Sloper are expanding into online retailing. Jon’s company Alacrify has been successfully building sites and systems for Dorset businesses and communities for seven years, from the Dorset County Show and, to Dukes Auctions and Portland Port. Adam recently joined forces with Jon, and together they set up Frampton Retail at the end of 2011 to run online retail businesses. Their showcase site,, provides the UK’s widest range of moth control products for dealing with an infestation of clothing moths, carpet moths or food moths, and to deter returning visitors.clothes moth damage draws on Adam and Jon’s combined expertise in online retail and business development, and seeks to meet a growing need for prevention and treatment of moth infestation and damage. Early signs indicate that there is a significant market for their products, with research showing that an estimated 1.5 million households in the UK have suffered from moth damage. A recent feature in February 2012 about Moth Prevention on the BBC’s The One Show and several related discussions on BBC Radio 2 over the past year highlight just how widespread the problem has become.

Maiden Newton residents Adam and Jon made a conscious choice to set up close to home, reducing travel and commuting time, draw on local expertise and stay within their community to build the business.  “With good phone, broadband and delivery connections you can set up online businesses almost anywhere.” comments Jon, “And working near to home and using other local business services gives a feel-good factor that is hard to beat.”

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