Freckleface Home Fragrance in Stamford wins Independent Retailer of the Year award at the Rutland & Stamford Mercury Business Awards 2022

What began out as a 14-year-old’s college venture has grown to a model worthy of profitable Independent Retailer of the Year at the Mercury Business Awards 2022.Noah Carlile-Swift started making candles along with his mum Tara in 2017 beneath the title Freckleface Home Fragrance.What began as a passion grew right into a profitable enterprise, with a workshop in Bourne, retailers in Stamford, York, Leeds and Cambridge and merchandise stocked in greater than 650 different shops.Tara and Noah Carlile-Swift, from Freckleface, obtain the award from Chris England, of Leo Media and appearing on behalf of DowntownThe workforce from class sponsors Downtown workforce, have been observing the interval of nationwide mourning afterThe Queen died.Leo Media is an affiliate sponsor of the awards and produces the movies visitors are proven so director Chris England stepped into current the award. On behalf of class sponsors Downtown, Chris described Freckleface as having ‘a implausible again story and a worthwhile product with enormous enchantment and moral values’.Chris England, of Leo Media, presents the awardAlso: Pictures from the Mercury Business Awards 2022He added: “The model, led by very commercially astute, sturdy, and but grounded homeowners, already has nice resonance regionally, and big potential with quite a few routes to market. “This is an extremely spectacular enterprise constructed on strong foundations.”Tara and Noah, who attended the ceremony with colleagues and household, have been ‘shocked, amazed and thrilled’ to obtain the award.Category sponsor DowntownNoah stated: “We have all the time deliberate to have a profitable enterprise and are proud of what now we have achieved.”Like everybody, the enterprise confronted a difficult time throughout the pandemic however managed to navigate the rocky waters.Tara stated: “During lockdown folks nonetheless purchased the house perfume so all our stockers have been nonetheless making an earnings by promoting our product. “Not solely did we hold our household supported but additionally different companies.”Keen to proceed increasing the enterprise, Noah is pioneering an concept to create espresso retailers beneath the Freckleface model.The first café was launched in Red Lion Street, Stamford in July.Stamford-based Peters’ Cleaners and Tracey’s Emporium, a unusual reward retailer in Uppingham have been finalists in the Independent Retailer of the Year class.

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