Online Blaenavon family business, Sprinklez, expands into retail premises

Having started as an online venture earlier this year, Sprinklez, run by a husband and wife team has recently expanded into a unit at Heritage Court, Gilchrist Thomas Estate, Blaenavon.

Local Blaenavon residents Laura and Gareth Hunt offer a carefully sourced range of quality, themed, personalised gifts and hand crafted bespoke furniture.

Laura said “Having worked in the NHS for a number of years, I have always loved interiors and this seemed like the perfect business for me.”

“Whilst we have tremendous support locally we have also attracted customers from across south Wales, including Newport, Cwmbran and Merthyr. Our website sales have been going well since July and opening the shop seemed like the natural step to take next especially with the festive shopping season now upon us. Customers can come along themselves and select that extra special gift for someone.”

“I believe in offering customers a choice of truly lovely items and gifts which are well curated, keep up with today’s trends and at the same time are affordable. We cater for all occasions, celebrations and seasonal events which means that we are updating our stock and bringing in new items all the time.”

The next step for the business is to extend into the upper level of the premises in order to display more of the bespoke furniture range.

Gareth said “Our range of stylish furniture is growing constantly and proving very popular. From wooden coffee tables to storage solutions, both indoor and out, our aim is to provide solid pieces that can be made to measure and reflect our ethos of quality, value and uniqueness.”

Councillor Alan Jones, Executive Member for Business, Culture, Leisure and Tourism at Torfaen County Borough Council said “It has been delightful to visit this local family business today here in the heart of the Blaenavon World Heritage Site. Laura and Gareth’s enthusiasm for their new business and attention to detail is fantastic. The growth of small but innovative businesses are the economic life blood of this town and I am sure Sprinklez will go from strength to strength.”

Gaynor Wakeling, Business Development Manager, Economy & Business Development at Torfaen County Borough Council said “It’s been a pleasure seeing how Laura and Gareth’s business has grown over recent months having provided support to them in the start up stage of their business and their e-commerce and website development. More recently we have also been providing advice on social media and marketing. I wish them all the best for the future in their new premises in Blaenavon.”

Posted on: Wednesday 14th November 2018