Ifeoma Nwuke, CEO of Simply Gifts and Interiors, a leading gifts and interior décor outfit in Lagos, has stated the determination of her company to redefine the industry as well as ensure that Nigerian homes and offices are well furnished to international standard. She made this assertion at the opening of the company’s new office on Victoria Island, Lagos recently.
To serve its customers through better visibility and reach, the company has relocated from Lekki Area of Lagos to Victoria Island.
At the unveiling of the new office in Lagos last week, Nwuke, who took guests and customers around the building stocked with new arrivals of sample gift items, said the relocation was due to the need to get stocked with variety of products, thereby providing customers with good product options.
Giving an insight on how she started, she said, “I started doing this for friends and family at non cost. But a friend told me that this thing am doing that I can charge a fee for it and I explored the idea and little by little, people were happy to pay for it.”
According to her, to be better technically and equipped for the task, she decided to do a course on the field; as “we started as Simply Gifts. The place was getting smaller by the day as we were doing bigger things. So, there was a need for a bigger location. It is more like a dream come through. We hope to grow bigger and extend our shops.” She also said that despite the challenges, she had kept to the field because she loves collecting and beautiful spaces, and “I like coming to a hall and feeling relax.”
Commenting on what services the company can provide, she said, “We box anything as we can transform anything into a special gift. We started small but as we provided better services clients keep coming.”