Meet The Maker: Oli

Our blog is full of our candles, our inspirations and our show schedules but we realise we never really talk about ourselves (and rightly so – we wouldn’t want to bore you)! We thought though that it was about time we introduced the people behind the candles, so we’ll start with a quick Q&A with Oli!

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Hannah Spinks
Summer Shows in the Home Counties!

Almost a year ago now we exhibited at our first ever event, the Herts County Show 2018, and it quickly became clear that shows would become our happy place. It’ll come as no surprise then that we’ve already got 70 days of shows booked in this year, compared to 38 last year. Here’s where you can catch us this summer…

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Hannah Spinks
Spotlight on: Kent!

With Spring well under way, and the beautiful blossom trees finally in full bloom we thought it was about time we turned the spotlight onto the gorgeous ‘Garden of England’, Kent…

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Hannah Spinks
Our first year in business

We’re one! Exactly one year ago today we launched the Home County Candle Co. website with Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire candles, having no idea where it would go. A year on and whilst we still have no real idea where it could go we’ve had the best year of our lives doing something we absolutely love together. We thought a year on it would be the perfect time to reflect on our first year in business (I promise to keep this brief!)

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Hannah Spinks
Theo Paphitis SBS Event 2019

On 1st October 2018, we were lucky enough to get that golden #SBS retweet from Theo Paphitis. Having entered every Sunday for what had seemed like forever we celebrated by jumping around the kitchen screaming for a good five minutes, followed by texting every person we knew. In the meantime our phones blew up with constant new follows, likes and retweets…

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Hannah Spinks
Our week at the Spring Fair...

As many of you would have noticed (we hardly kept it quiet) last week we packed up our ‘Home Counties’ and took them up to Birmingham to show them off at the Spring Fair. Having never even visited a trade show before, let alone exhibited we had lots to learn, and quickly! Here’s how it went…

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Hannah Spinks
The Home County Candle Co. Christmas Gift Guide 2018

If, like us, Christmas still seems a million miles away and you haven’t so much as written your list yet (let alone checked it twice!), don’t panic, we’ve got you all wrapped up (quite literally)! Beat the manic crowds of shoppers storming through chaotic shopping centres, put your slippered feet up and delve into our 2018 Christmas Gift Guide…

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Hannah Spinks
Our Sustainability Journey...

Whilst we know that there is always more that can be done, and that sustainability is a journey, we just wanted to share the ways that we try to reduce our environmental footprint as much as we can…

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Hannah Spinks
Herts County Showstopper!

Last weekend we were lucky enough to have been given the chance to exhibit our candles at the Herts County Show. As a couple who have grown up in the area and who hand-pour all of our products in Tring this was huge for us! 

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Hannah Spinks