Lavinia shows up for the Business Growth Award
A RUTHIN company is a finalist for the West Cheshire and North Wales Chamber of Commerce Recognition Awards for 2021.
Lavinia Stamps, created in 2005, will be in the Business Growth Award category at the ceremony on November 12.
The business started when founding artist Tracey Dutton started designing stamps for the card making industry and they’ve never looked back.
Over the past year, Lavinia Stamps has grown its business by over 130% and now exports to more than 35 countries around the world, directly to individuals and specialist independent retailers.
Trading primarily online with a small retail store and gallery, their customer base has grown significantly, which has benefited from an increased presence on social media platforms with over 3 million page views and over 200,000. unique visitors within the last twelve months only.
Andrew Peers of Lavinia Stamps said of the recognition: “The past 18 months have been unpredictable for any business, and I think we’ve been fortunate to offer unique products that we’ve delivered direct to our consumers for their customers. allow them to escape into a world they love, the world of crafts.
“We have seen this by the increasing number of social media posts we have received of their designs during this time. We have established a huge online community of artisans who encourage each other. That is. wonderful to see. ”
The Business Growth Award category is open to companies of all sizes and recognizes those that have experienced exceptional growth in terms of sales, profits, market share, jobs or international trade. Judges will look for an organization that can demonstrate the highest levels of growth with a solid plan for sustainable financial performance.
The increased sales of Lavinia Stamps have resulted in the recent acquisition of new premises which will facilitate the opportunity for further expansion, including the hiring of additional staff.
Andrew added: “There is a range of new and unique products coming over the next few months that will have a significant impact on expanding our market and increasing brand awareness.
“We still see ourselves as a small company and getting to where we are now has been due to the hard work and dedication of our 11 employees and I think we all think it was a tremendous achievement to even be on the list. of the winners. .
“At Lavinia Stamps, we all look forward to the future and relish the opportunity to continue this fantastic journey. We would also like to take this opportunity to wish everyone the best of luck with the awards ceremony. ”
To learn more about Lavinia stamps, you can visit their website at https://laviniastamps.com/