So here we are at the start of another New Year, and on this occasion, a new decade!
We have had a truly wonderful 2019 and seen our little biscuit business grow and thrive. We have made some amazing custom biscuits for our existing clients, welcomed some wonderful new clients to our roster whilst creating some brilliant, clever, creative and tasty biscuits on the way.
I'm not one for introspection (well not too much) but have been looking through the custom cookies we have made over 2019, and want to share a few of them here.
One of our favourite orders in January was for the ad agency Hylink who are China's largest digital ad agency. Their London office commissioned us to make handmade biscuit gift boxes to be sent to their top client to celebrate the Year of the Pig. We created these custom giftboxes containing 6 bespoke biscuit including pig emoji's and their branding. We also created the packaging for each gift box with a unique design for the lid of each box and of course red ribbons for luck!
These lovely business biscuits were quickly followed by an order for a group of senior Doctors at a large London teaching hospital. Who said Doctor's don't have a sense of humour...
We have worked with lots of publishers over 2019. A personal favourite was for Your Mind is Like the Sky by Bronwen Ballard. (If you have children or teens, or even for yourself, this is such a beautiful book to gently introduce mindfulness). We covered book launches by Clare Balding, R J Palacio, and a new and beautiful version of Origin of Species. We also worked on the 50th (yes 50th) birthday of The Very Hungry Caterpillar.
We love working on biscuits for product launches and supported Chantecaille UK at a press event for a new product range. And when we were asked to make biscuits to support the launch of new business unit for one of our clients across a number of international markets, we baked and iced hundreds of flag biscuits for each of these countries.
We also worked with the incredible charity Skylarks with their rebranding and created both colourful logo biscuits, and cookie pops (check out the Radio 1 breakfast team supporting this remarkable charity).
When asked to create Pride biscuits, we worked with our client (an ad agency) to deliver colourful flags, rainbows and unicorns...they said to have some fun with it, so we did!
We were delighted to be commissioned by BBC Studios to make a simple, branded biscuit for one of the TV shows they distribute...Sanditon! As huge fans of Jane Austen, the programme and biscuits, these were one of our dream commissions!
The ongoing success of our 'Biscuits Business Cards and a Cup of Tea' direct marketing initiative continues to grow, so if you re looking for a creative, stand out and highly effective way to generate sales conversations, please let us know. (Agillic now factor this approach in as a fundamental part of their sales strategy because...it works!)
And finally...you probably remember our excitement when we made the promotional biscuits for Becoming by Michelle Obama. Well, this year we made custom biscuit baubles for the PR launch of Becoming: A Guided Journal for Discovering Your Voice. In her own words, "When they go low, we go high".
If you have read this far, then Thank You! We are a small business who are passionate about what we do. When looking at the past year, the clients, occasions and creativity we bring to our biscuits delights me. We genuinely feel privileged to make custom cookies and bespoke biscuits for our customers, and maintain the same degree off attention and passion to every biscuit that leaves the bakery.
Thank you for a wonderful 2019, and here's to a happy, healthy and exciting 2020 for us all.