Why landmark? – Well Tuesday was my biggest crowd to date – approx. 22 ladies came from Walton WI, it was a glorious afternoon, the sun was shining and everybody was on cracking form.
I was surprised by how many of the girls hadn’t been inside a sheepskin/leather factory before, I had expected most of them to have “done a shift” in local employers Clarks (footwear) or Morlands /Bailys (Sheepskin) - but that wasn’t the case, so it was great to tell them all about the heritage and demonstrate the traditional leatherworking skills still being used every day on their own doorstep.
A quickie raffle in aid of CHSW together with Tea & Cakes, finished the afternoon off nicely, everybody went home grasping their friends and family discount card.
The other landmark tour was on Thursday, a whole day was devoted to the SS16 showroom launch. 10 key Owen Barry accounts visited and enjoyed the day’s itinerary, which included the full heritage tour, followed by a business presentation entitled “Why choose Owen Barry ? ” this was a 12 point demonstration of why buying British from a forward thinking Somerset manufacturer can be extremely worthwhile in the cutthroat retail world.
Owen Barry customer service, bespoke ordering, exceptional quality product, value for money and lifetime guarantee can really help to set retailers apart on their high street. Our stockists certainly seemed to appreciate the day, – nothing to do with the luncheon and the prosecco of course!!
After a review of the 2016 spring summer range – those 18 entrepreneurial women headed home hopefully inspired to champion Owen Barry - the home of British craftsman made truly beautiful bags and lifestyle products.
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