In these times of self isolation and worry we have launched www.agiftfor.shop with our products in gift packaging that people can send out to loved ones self isolating or to say thank you to those who have helped in the current crisis.
Along with sending out the nice gifts to people we will also include a note that lets the person know who sent it to them and if that person wants to add more information or a personal note they can add it during the checkout process and we will print that for them on the gift note.
We have also decided that 20% of all sales on the site will be donated to the Sheffield Hospitals Charity which helps support the front line Healthcare professionals as well as Social Care workers. With these professionals putting themselves in a position where they may come into contact with the Corona Virus this is just a small thank you from us and hopefully it can help.
We are very pleased to have this site up and running and we will look to add product as and when we can, we will dispatch as quickly as possible but we will be doing this very much on a skeleton staff so please do bare with us on timings.
I am very proud to announce that we have won the Family Business award at “The Star Small Business Awards 2018” at a ceremony held in Sheffield City Centre on Thursday 19th July.
Managing Director Richard Pitchfork was there to pick up the award at the Virgin Money Lounge and commented “It is a huge honour to be recognised by a panel of judges looking for companies that are really adding to the City and doing the City proud. We are a City of Makers and Innovators from our very beginning and to be recognised as a company that is striving to keep that tradition alive is brilliant for us. We are an old business but we are one that is trying to develop for the next generation and we are pleased that all the efforts we are making are being recognised. There is a long long way to go but we feel as though we are making progress.”
We are very proud to announce that we have been shortlisted in the last 3 of the Sheffield Star Small Business Awards (Family Business category), the winner being awarded at a ceremony in Sheffield City Centre on Thursday 19th July. This is a huge honour for us and completely unexpected as, unlike many awards, you do not enter yourself but are nominated.
Over the last few years we have been working very hard to develop the company and move it forward for the next generation and the generation after that of our family, as previous generations have done. This also means looking outside our traditional boundaries and our traditional products for new and innovative developments.
We have not only re-invigorated our traditional products with new packaging but also completely re launched our oldest and most traditional brand “Charles Butler” with recipes dating back to his Victorian business. We have also looked to new markets with the Sports Nutrition brand “Sweet Peaks” which also supports many great amateur and semi pro sports teams in the city.
We are very proud of this nomination and see it is a great “nod” that we are moving in the right direction. This is not the end of the development road for us and we are still in the process of developing new, innovative products that will take us forward and grow us within the city and the country so creating jobs and opportunities here in the great City of Sheffield.
Last week David Walsh came into the factory to produce an article for the business section of the Sheffield Star highlighting new business along with our history. We have always been proud to be members of Made in Sheffield and this highlights the interest the city has in its manufacturing heritage.