Possibly the worst feeling in today’s busy, information-rich world is that moment when your phone smashes screen-first onto the concrete ground. To make matters worse, without the one major device that you rely on to connect to the web, family and friends, you are suddenly cut off from the rest of the world, and that just won’t do. But, thanks to a new repair shop, Spark Angels, your phone can be restored to its former working order in under an hour.
Located at The Wharf on Station Road in Oundle, Spark Angels is an electronics repair service specialising in Apple products. With a growing reputation for its rapid, quality repairs, Spark Angels is the brainchild of former Formula One engineer Neil Barker. Neil spent many years working all over the globe in F1 racing, working for elite racing team Red Bull alongside driving stars including Mark Webber and David Coulthard, before deciding to realise his dream to set up his own business.
Spark Angels originally opened in Kettering, where it has expanded to larger facilities. It also operates out of Wellingborough. Oundle is its newest branch.
Spark Angels is appreciated not just because of the quality of their service, but also the speed of their service. When it comes to repairing Apple products, Spark Angels promises that they will finish the job in under an hour.
According to Neil, ‘We offer a premium service only using the best parts available, and what makes us unique is our track record – we have a very fast turnaround, we even beat Apple on that. We will repair in an hour – these are not just phones anymore, these are people’s lives and they are at the centre of people’s work lives. We can carry out repairs while customers wait and what’s also proving popular is our 12-month warranty.’
As well as working with individual clients, Spark Angels has an increasing number of business accounts working with corporate clients and smaller enterprises, with customers including AVON, Ricoh, Kettering Science Academy, Mahle and Weatherbys.
The company’s latest contract is with Oundle’s very own luxury boat building business, Fairline Yachts.
Spark Angels’ competitive contracts for businesses include a newly launched phone loan service, providing clients with a temporary device while repairs are being carried out on their company phone.
Neil promises that Spark Angels are on track towards some very exciting future developments – their latest service is that of drone repairs. One can only imagine that Spark Angels will most certainly keep up with the times; as technology advances, so will their services.
What makes this such an important business in Oundle is that Spark Angels fills a gap in the marketplace. Already, they are being recognised for their work, and are much appreciated by local customers; their Facebook page is constantly receiving great reviews, with one review reading ‘Brilliant, quick and efficient’, and another reading ‘Had 2 phones fixed, would highly recommend’.
This is definitely a repair service to check out. Spark Angels is efficient, up-to-date, hassle-free, and most importantly, it is a service you can rely on.
By Fong Chueng