iCandy is delighted to nominate Bumpstart to feature in Nursery Online’s retailer spotlight.
As an iCandy Brand Ambassador, the retailer is an invaluable advocate for the iCandy brand and proudly showcases the full iCandy product range via bespoke displays. Situated in a quirky tractor shed on the family’s working farm in Buckinghamshire, it is always a joy for the iCandy team to visit Bumpstart.
Friendly and knowledgeable staff take time to help parents make the right choice for them and their baby, whilst guiding them through an exciting time in their life. iCandy is proud to be stocked in Bumpstart, especially during this challenging period when the retailer has shown nothing but resilience and determination.
My three greatest achievements are:
a) I’m still here! Retail is undeniably tough, particularly at the moment. I often wonder why I still do this, but I am blessed with a great and loyal team who work with me, several of them have been with me for twenty plus years.
b) We won a Progressive Pre School Award in 2018 for Best Independent Nursery Shop, which was really lovely and totally unexpected. We were nominated by one of our suppliers, whose name is still a mystery to us.
c) We were appointed a Brand Ambassador by iCandy (I believe we were the first one) in 2018 in recognition of our customer service, product knowledge and our bricks and mortar shop.
I don’t have any exciting plans for 2021 other than to carry on working as best we can in the unprecedented times we find ourselves in. It’s all very strange and very uncertain at the moment, but we are well established, proactive in what we do and we will come through this more or less intact!