Celebrating Small Business Awards, by the South East FSB

We’re thrilled to announce that we have been named the winner of the category ‘Family Business of the Year’ by the South East FSB Celebrating Small Business Awards.

The English Soap Company was named a finalist at the regional awards for both the Environmental/Sustainability and Family Business of the Year categories.

We are over the moon to be chosen the winner for ‘Family Business of the Year’ and had the pleasure of sharing The English Soap Company’s families story while on the stage at Hickstead International Showground on Friday 25th March.

Our Beginnings

Our story began in 2000, when founders Bob & Juliet discovered a number of vintage soap moulds lying disused in a machinery workshop farm in Kent. Inspired by their discovery, Bob & Juliet spent many years perfecting the art of soap making and perfumery to make the perfect soap.

As the business grew Bob & Juliet moved their soap operation out of their kitchen and on to a local farm in the Sussex countryside where their son Oliver took over as Managing Director, along with his wife Ailsa as Operations Manager.

Even though retired now, Bob & Juliet still have a huge contribution to the business and visit Silveroaks Farm regularly, sharing their knowledge and love for the business they grew up from the ground!

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The FSB Awards celebrating the achievements and contributions of small businesses and the self-employed across the UK.

With winners from each category securing a spot at the prestigious UK final and a chance to be crowned the UK Small Business of the Year, it’s an opportunity for widespread recognition.

The English Soap Company will now progress to the UK Final of the FSB Celebrating Small Business Awards. This will be held on Thursday 19 May 2022 in Glasgow.