It’s time to do another round up of all the new businesses that I have heard of and come across of late. 18 Small Businesses To Support in 2018 was my last post on this subject and my first one was the year before 17 New Businesses To Have on Your Radar in 2017. I can’t wait till 2019 for continuity’s sake – it would be sacrilegious not to hear about these start ups straight away, so it’s 19 now!
Fitz Fitness (Barnes Common, Mortlake, Richmond Park)
Started by lovely mother of 2 little girls, Jenny’s aim is to make exercise fun, effective and sustainable. If you are looking to get back in shape or progress to the next level, I personally vouch for Jenny’s warmth and professionalism. Why not get a group of mums together and work out altogether!
An online boutique I have found through the gram, this is on trend and amazing price point. Have a pursue. I bought a rainbow jumper and love it and also have my eye on this sweat for £27!
A small family run smokery, started 37 years ago in Somerset, they produce the finest smoked eel and salmon as well as a whole range of delicious smoked foods including smoked chicken, duck, lamb and trout. It is posted to you in a cool box and is such a treat – but not at treat prices. Imagine Harrods food hall delivered to your door at a fraction of the cost!
Set up two friends, this jewellery brand is a great go to for gifts and to update your jewellery without breaking the bank. Look at this hot pink Swarovski number. Perfect for layering!
From Peppa to Paw Patrol to Peter Pan, Penwizard are masters at personalised hard back books. We laugh every time we read our personalised Daddy Pig book as we even got to choose the size and hair colour of everyone in the family. Its genius!
At Holly Maclean each product is lovingly hand made by Holly Maclean from her London based studio.
Lovely Lynne of Styling Matters (she is a top notch personal stylist) has started her own online boutique. Think camo joggers, leopard coats, sequinT Shirts… Do check it out – she has thought about every item she sells and they are all an absolute steal!
I don’t actually know where to start…from the quick no prep application to the finished product – I won’t buy any other paint for furniture or quick lick from now. Explore the website and just go for it.
I met this lovely lady recently who so deserves success (but is endearingly unpushy) so if you need bed linen – please have a look. I have just bought my husbands Christmas present (s) from her!
I am delighted to be working with this incredible portrait artist and am in the process of getting the kids done. He warrants as much exposure as possible as he is as nice as is he good!
Stylish & Bridge in the same sentence? I know I was delighted to find beautiful Bridge accessories and items on Amanda’s elegant stall at a recent fair. If you are a bridge lover or know someone who is – you have found the perfect website.
If you are into or intrigued by essential oils, Emily is onto great thing that you will love. She sells beautifully packaged diffusing jewellery that you can add a couple of drops of your chosen essential oil too – voila.. it lasts all day and you receive the benefits of it whilst also looking pretty stylish with her brilliantly designed pieces.
Reading Eggs makes learning to read interesting and engaging for kids, with great online reading games and activities.
Children love the games, songs, golden eggs and other rewards which, along with feeling proud of their reading, really motivate children to keep exploring and learning.
Lindsay based in Somerset is a great girl to have up your sleeve if you need some beautifully written signs, place names, gifts, cards or poems in her stylish calligraphy handwriting.
Indian printed fabric, interiors and lampshades are what Ashoka is all about. Every design and fabric is stunning and well worth a look if you are wanting to update a room.
This is one of the gifts that I send new mothers – a box of Oli’s Salted Caramel brownies. I am almost tempted to sign up to her lucky dip subscription boxes – 3 months (1 per month) is only £40!
Forget the walking (bot advisable with children!) just stay in one of these fantastic safari tents that are put up in advance of your arrival with ALL the gear.
For beautiful appliqué towels and bathrobes with Liberty fabric letters or shapes, head to Butterflies and Bees. We have the bath sheets with each childs initial on on them and they are such a treat to use after the bath – and there is no arguing whose is who!
Bidvine has been around for three years now and the reason they are a great choice for both freelancers and customers is that they cap the number of bids a customer receives at five and don’t charge commission on the job, only a small, one-off fee to submit a bid. They have been growing steadily and now have over 50k professionals across 800 services.
Using illustration and imagery to encourage easy, everyday, positive expression for the way we feel and behave is the idea behind Fearless Flamingo. Charlie began by creating an alternative A to Z that went a step beyond the obvious, using a whole family of animal characters to represent an alphabet of positive words and attributes in a fun and engaging way, designed to appeal to both kids and adults alike.
I love the mindfulness flash cards!
I was delighted to find out who is the maker of these bin as have been admiring them from afar. I especially love the flamingo and it’s a good price at £37.50. Suzanna also sells gorgeous other homewares and beautiful prints.
Thank you so much for reading to the end and please remember to try to think about the smaller brands who don’t have as much exposure as the big brands.
Behind all these wonderful brands is a person like you who leaps with joy at a sale!
Lots of love