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Welcome to our blog. You'll find articles written by various members of the Bombus team about our own interests and passions, as well as news and updates about our company.

We’re Faversham Business of the Year 2016!

Wednesday 19th October, 2016 | Awards, Faversham, Kent Business, News, Swale Business Awards |

You may have seen my previous post about why we enter the Swale Business Awards, in which I quipped that we enter to win? Well...Ta dah! We did! Hurrah! We are so proud to have been awarded Faversham Business of the Year 2016 at the gala evening last week. We love being a business in Faversham ...

Why we enter the Swale Business Awards

Wednesday 7th September, 2016 | Awards, News, Workplace |

We're waiting with keen anticipation for our 2nd round interview next week with the judges of the Swale Business Awards 2016 as yes, we're a finalist again! We won Swale Small Business of the Year last year, so we've got a lot to live up to. Read on to discover the reasons we entered again this yea...

14 days as an intern at Bombus

Tuesday 30th August, 2016 | internships, people, Team, Workplace |

Two weeks down the line after first setting foot into the delightful Bombus Oast, I don't think I've ever been so well acquainted with the world's geography, or glue. Read on to find out what happened when I jointed Bombus for a fortnight, as part of their internship programme. These two weeks tr...

12 photos from our studio sale

Friday 24th June, 2016 | Customers, Events, Workplace |

All of us at Bombus would like to say a really BIG thank you to everyone who visited our studio sale event and helped make it such a success. Our chosen charity for the event was Kent Refuge Action Network (KRAN), a local charity who support young unaccompanied asylum seekers and refugees and we...

Invitation to our two day sample sale

Wednesday 11th May, 2016 | Events, News, Sale, Workplace |

You're warmly welcome to our studio for a chance to buy some handmade gifts from a wide selection of design samples; over-stock from trade fairs; slight seconds etc. Bring your friends, bring your children (there will be children's craft activities) and take the opportunity to have a good ol' nos...

We’re offering 2 week design intern placements – interested?

Wednesday 11th May, 2016 | internships, people |

We're looking for talented design interns who want to be part of our team, creating and making our gifts and home accessories. We are now in our fourth year of providing two week, travel expenses-paid, intern placements at our studio in just outside Faversham, in Kent. Forget the clichéd coffee ...

Walking in Skye for the unfit

Wednesday 20th April, 2016 | people, Places, Skye, Tips, Travel |

One gets a rather unique appreciation for the shape of places when illustrating for Bombus. Skye, for example has a very pleasing wiggly splosh shape, and has a nice lot of contours which are always fun to draw. Largely for this reason I dragged my small family along on the two day drive from Kent ...

3 top tips for dealing with customer complaints

Friday 15th April, 2016 | Customers, Retail, Tips |

Complaints are an unfortunate inevitability when selling online, especially when products are made to order or personalised. Frustrating though negative feedback can be, it can also be an opportunity to fix and improve a relationship. A complaint is a chance to show customers who have got in touch ...

13 Photos from our Open Studio sale

Monday 16th November, 2015 | Events, Sale, Workplace |

We had a wonderful turn-out, which made for a  great evening at our Open Studio Christmas Sale! Thank you all so much for coming. We had bargains galore; lots of bits and bobs to pick up for a steal, ends of lines, design samples, over-stock from trade fairs; slight seconds... People were findin...

InYourShoes day with Ben Carter from Notonthehighstreet

Friday 13th November, 2015 | News, Team, Workplace |

We had a great day with Ben Carter, the Marketing Director at notonthehighstreet.com (NOTHS) last week. This was part of their #InYourShoes initiative where members of the senior team visit selected Partners who sell via their marketplace. He spent the whole day with us, answering all our questi...