Where did it all begin?
With 2 beautiful little girls in our world, that’s where.
Lockdown 2020 was a game changer. Both Richard and I where furloughed from our full time jobs and we both just looked at each other and realised there was no better time to start our own business and create something that was a legacy for our girls, Grace 5 and 4 year old Emily – and something we could be proud of.
We wanted to help families at a time when childhood experiences are so essential in forming young minds. We launched our family business so we could do something we absolutely believe in, which is to help other families buy quality sustainable toys from likeminded people who hold customer service at the heart of their business.
In the beginning the plan was to run the business from home, but as the deliveries kept on coming we soon realised this wasn’t going to work. At one point we had boxes in the kitchen, the spare room, the landing and even around our bed! We needed to get premises…….
In September 2020 we moved into 5 Hillcrest Rise, on Buckingham Industrial Park. You can find us there now and we even offer a click & collect service.
The website didn’t all happen overnight, there were many hours of research and our biggest concern was to create a website that is as simple and enjoyable as possible. We spent months working with our website designer – Louisa Hales, based in Thornborough to get it right. We eventually went live on November 2nd 2020.
We have organised our toys into categories to help you choose, but if there is something that you are particularly looking for please do get in touch through our contact us page, or call us on 01280 821821 and we would be happy to help. We can help make the task of choosing presents for friends and loved ones simpler. Just tell us who you are buying for, their age and what your budget is and we can send you recommendations or talk to you directly on the phone.
Just like other parents we want the best for our children and we want to pass the planet down to our children’s generation in the best possible health to safeguard their futures. Currently thousands and thousands of plastic toys are shipped off to landfill every year damaging our planet because they take many hundreds of years to break down. We strongly believe in selecting a range of wooden toys from sustainable sources to help protect the future of our environment.
Our toys have been carefully selected to encourage learning, development and bring fun and tradition to their users. They are are durable, robust and timeless so they can be handed down to brothers and sisters and future generations for them to be loved over and over again. We even have 2 little product testers to help!
The key to any successful business is customer service and is something both of us have excelled at during our previous working lives. We are here to help you select your perfect gift from our range and aim to inspire confidence in you of your choices and our service. We are very approachable and would love to hear any feedback you may have of our family business.
It “Wood Bee Nice” to hear from you soon!
You can visit our website at www.woodbeenice.co.uk or follow us on social media at @woodbbenice on Facebook or Instagram.
You can come and meet us at the following events:-
Loving All Things Local Saturday 6th November – Egerton Hall, Brackley Christmas Fair Saturday 20th November – Beachampton Church
Loving All Things Local Saturday 4th December – Egerton Hall, Brackley
Loving All Things Local Sunday 5th December – Buckingham Community Centre