Bombus have big designs on 2017

Written by Simon Friend on 24th February 2017

Faversham-based Bombus have had a very successful few years with the Swale Business Awards.

In 2015 the handmade gift business was named Small Business of the Year and in 2016 they were the first ever winner of Faversham Business of the Year. Keeping their momentum going, Bombus are powering into 2017 with big plans to further develop their marketplace in Australia, reach new customers overseas and to expand their growing list of UK wholesalers.

Creative Director Amelia Coward spoke about what 2017 held for Bombus: “Our business principals for 2017 are to remain true to ourselves, our design integrity and to our brand. One of our biggest challenges is prolonging the lifespan of our products. In the last year, we have recognised the enormous value in rejuvenating our signature personalised gifts and greetings cards by reviewing, refreshing and repackaging our historical best sellers. For example, we’ve revised and refreshed the designs of our wedding and anniversary gifts by adding further personalisation and the customisation that we know our customers love and expect.”

Bombus will also continue to develop their market for smaller seasonal gifting, including teacher and graduation gifts, anniversary gifts, birthday gifts and wedding gifts.

When asked about her experience of the Swale Business Awards, Amelia commented: “We are so proud to have been awarded Faversham Business of the Year 2016. We love being a business in Faversham and love where we work. There are a number of reasons why we entered the awards. There are the obvious benefits of raising our company’s profile via local media coverage; gaining exposure to potential investors and networking opportunities at the awards ceremony. However for us the two most important reasons are the fact that it invites us to pause for a while and take a look at our business from a different perspective and it’s a great opportunity to give our team the recognition that they deserve.”

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