Ben Venhaus

Name: Ben Venhaus
Company: Stickstoff
Study: Fontys International Business

Ben has always been eager to start his own business as early as possible. There is also a great interest in textiles. "Even in my school days, I've earned a bit by doing this with the trade of textiles", says the young entrepreneur. 

In June of this year he founded the textile company stick's. They offer apparel & promotional items for clubs and schools. Customers can choose from over 4,000 textiles ranging from simple T-shirts to protective clothing for the highest demands. Whether clothing for the workwear area, for doctors' practices, in the catering trade, business clothing or for sports and events. The company can rely on all common printing methods.

In addition, the range also includes promotional items that are provided with individual logo prints, even in small quantities. "If customers are already interested in individual textiles, then why not on individual promotional items?" These are suitable as a customer gift, fair giveaway or for the uniform corporate appearance.  

Especially important for Ben is service. He wants to set himself apart with professional and individual advice for the customer. "Many customers come to me and tell me that they have not been given professional advice," explains Ben. "The price was important and not quality. "Especially in the workwear sector, quality should be the first priority." To keep this from happening, Ben gives his clients individual advice and free samples, which is very important in terms of fit and quality.

In the future, Ben plans to concentrate on equipping sports clubs. Together with the Dutch entrepreneur Peter Beursgens, he has developed a concept that enables amateur clubs to make big profits with the help of textiles. The project will start in the summer of next year.