Here we are at last weekend's Vegan Fair (photo courtesy of Jane from Planet V!)
We had a fantsatic day and throughly enjoyed the experience, although we were shattered when we arrived home in the evening. I was accompanied by my daughter, whom at the age of 10, answered customers questions with confidence and allowed me to take time out. I was so impressed with her ability to hold her own. I appreciated our customers who directed their questions to my daughter, and treated her respectfully as an equal. For those of you who attended the festival, I hope you will all agree that it was a big success. It was my first festival appearance and promises a great start to our calender of events. We sold out very quickly of our new Wagon Wheels and we aim to produce many more and Marshmallow Teacakes for our second event at Vdelicious. We are also recruiting a new member of staff who will hopefully be joining us then. If you didn't manage to come along, I do urge you to come along to one of the many veggie and vegan events this year as they are a great showcase for new products, new businesses and many charities and campaign groups. In the little time I had to look around, I was sold (very quickly) on Soapnuts and have been so impressed with their performance in my washing machine, that I have order some to sell on. Availble very soon!
Last week I attended the Sheffield Star Business Awards. I was shortlisted for Entrepreneur of the Year, but never did I think that I would actually win. The event was black tie and I felt like a fish out of water as I stepped into the champagne reception and a buzzing crowd of the business gentry dressed in tuxedos with their well practised partners. My husband stayed at home to look after the children and I was the only attendee alone. What an evening! I was presented my award by Lord Norman Lamont. I felt very emotional and very pleased. I was up against two other female entrepreneurs who ran established businesses with high turnovers. The presenter said "That although they are a young business, they show great innovation and as long as we continue to create new products, then there was great potential for growth and success!" And ladies and gentlemen, I have been hard at work in the kitchen doing exactly that. I can't wait to unveil our new products and marshmallow range. This is a job I love to do and with the support of my family and customers, I hope to keep on doing it and do it well!
Hello everyone. This is the first of many blogs (hopefully!) We have successfully moved house and therefore moved business premises and are settling in well. We have more space and feel more relaxed, and we are about to launch our new marshmallow product! This is a big step for our small family business, and we are feeling very excited about it. On the 8th May we are launching our new 'Marshmallow Mix' which will enable all our lovely customers to make their own marshmallows at home. Our new product comes as a double pack, giving you more value for money and also providing you with the chance to make them pink and white! We hope you will give them a try! We are here to support your endeavours and will be posting a FAQs page to provide you with instant answers to your questions. Hope to chat to you soon. Bye for now, Ananda.