Britain’s most bizarre business names revealed – including Spruce Springclean, A Fish Called Rhondda and Sell-Fridges


  • Four in 10 Brits believe a witty name is more likely to make them use company
  • One in 10 will remember a funny company name from more than a decade ago
  • Study also found six in 10 respondents would prefer to see more businesses embrace a quirky name rather than just something that described the store


Spruce Springclean, Jean Claude Van Man and Sell-Fridges have topped a list of bizarre business names in Britain.

Cornwall carpet cleaner Spruce Springclean took the number one slot followed by Portsmouth-based locksmith Surelock Homes and a chain of London wine bars called Planet of the Grapes.

Florists Floral and Hardy came fourth in the poll and a fish-and-chip shop with the name A Fish Called Rhondda rounded out the top five.

A solicitors from Leamington Spa with the fortuitous name Wright-Hassall was sixth.

Bonnie Tiler, a female-fronted tiling and plumbing company based in Gateshead also came in the top 10 along with Sellfridges, a white goods outlet in Stoke Newington.

The survey, conducted by Vistaprint, found four in 10 Brits believed a witty or memorable business name made them more likely to use a company.

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