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Clients: Abigail Chamberlain

Job Centre: Chepstow

Business Advisor: Lynne Berg

Business Name: Welsh Luxury Hamper Company

My name is Abi and I am the proud owner of Welsh Luxury Hamper Company. A Luxury Hamper Company that includes Elite Branded Products from all areas of Wales representing its beautiful heritage and landscape. I supply hampers to a wide range of individual customers and the corporate and promotional giftware market. Welsh Luxury Hamper Company operates online via an e-commerce website, enabling my customers to choose from a wide range of hampers. My hampers differ from current competitors on the market as I offer hampers in a handcrafted keep-sake box as opposed to a traditional wicker hamper.

I offer products such as: welsh baby wool, slate, handcrafted love spoons and traditional Welsh Hand Lotion. This is where I differ, as hampers are predominately food and drink based. My hampers are aimed at everyone with a price range from £40 to £150. We can tailor hampers for corporate enquiries to meet needs.

Why do you want to run your own business?

I have wanted my own business from a very young age, its always been my dream to do something I love. I am a firm believer that if you do something you love you will never have to work a day in your life. I would like to be in a good financial situation and feel that I can achieve this if I work hard and reach out to my target audience.

Lynne from NEA has been so supportive through the whole process, she has motivated and enthused me. Lynne, The Job Centre, Prince's Trust and Tafflab have enabled me to make my dreams a reality through their unrivalled support. Lynne Berg my NEA Business Advisor is still supporting me regularly in my first year of trading.

I had the pleasure of meeting Mark Drakeford – The First Minister of Wales to talk all things Welsh Luxury Hamper Company and my struggles in launching this business and combating dyslexia. Personally, I like a challenge, I feel that being my own boss I can set goals and achieve. A business is a great way to challenge my goals and is filled with opportunities every day. I'm of a self-motivated character. I find motivation from my own tasks, not those prescribed to me by others.

At the moment I am looking for premises as I need more room for stock and I will be taking on my first member of staff soon. At this point I am also considering changing from a sole trader to a Limited Company.



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