King of Shaves & I At The British Family Fayre, Westerham Kent 31st August 2013

Back in January, one of our supply chain partners emailed me about a family called the Bradshaws who were trying to live for a year using products solely made in Great Britain.  James and Emily are a typical British family, with a son (Lucan) and cat (Patch).  You can read their blog here on why they came to “Buy British”.

So, I got in touch and sent them some King of Shaves products (which we’ve manufactured in the UK since I founded the company in 1993) and started tweeting about them.  So, I was delighted to hear from James back in early Spring, when they said they were trying to hold a “British Family Fayre” which they’d put on locally in Westerham, Kent.  And would King of Shaves be involved?

Of course, I said yes, and that I’d come along and spread the good word using social meda et al.  Since then, their initiative has been covered by national press, and I believe the BBC will be there tomorrow too!  I’m delighted that I’ll be there tomorrow, along with Jamie Wilson, our National Sales Manager and our King of Shaves brand stand, along with some other great British companies, to spread the word about how great #MadeInBritain is.

As I told James when I spoke to him last week, “from small Acorns do large Oaks grow” and he should be very proud what he and his family have undertaken (whilst working and bringing up a yong son too).  I remember back in 2003 a then not widely known smoothie brand, Innocent, hosting a festival they called Fruitstock, which turned into something much bigger over the coming years.

If you can get along to Westerham in Kent tomorrow, between 11-6pm I look forward to seeing you there, we’ll be offering a 30% discount off purchases from our online store (i’ll tweet the code out tomorrow) and of course dispensing shaving advice, and more to those who are interested.  You may also get to meet my Aunt Penny & Uncle Ron too – who well remember me founding King of Shaves in 1993, when Penny looked after me on the shelves at the Sainsbury’s where she worked.

You’re never too big to look after the smalls, we all start somewhere, but few have the commitment to follow through as James & Emily have.  Do follow @BritishFamily on twitter and give them a ‘Favourite’ or ‘RT’ if you can!

Best of British Luck to them!