Beauty brand is blooming after national award

03 November 2014


A Staffordshire business woman is celebrating after winning recognition for her new business venture within a month of launching her handmade soap and beauty products online.

 Vicki Evans, of Walk Mill near Eccleshall, is an experienced management coach who has combined her coaching experience with her love of gardening to launch Walk Mill Botanics - a unique range of handmade soaps, beauty balms, gift sets, room sprays and bath products that come complete with hidden reflective and relaxation exercises. All the soaps are bursting with natural ingredients, are SLS and paraben free, and come wrapped in recycled cloth that is embedded with flower seeds.

Vicki launched her website www.walkmillbotanics.co.uk in September and was delighted to be awarded the Jacqueline Gold #WOW award last week – an accolade that hundreds of businesses across the country vie for every Wednesday.

The award, which stands for Women on Wednesday, is given by successful entrepreneur and Ann Summers Chief Executive Jacqueline Gold in recognition of businesses that she believes ‘are interesting, have strong brand values and have potential to grow and succeed in their industry’. The businesses must demonstrate quality products, well designed websites and entrepreneurs who appear to have a good business sense and who have thought about what the consumer wants and how to deliver it.

The award means that Walk Mill Botanics can display the accolade on its website and has benefited from exposure to an audience of almost 45,000 people through Jacqueline Gold’s twitter presence.

The award comes after a busy few months which has seen Vicki feature in Country Living Magazine and Staffordshire Life, as well as raising awareness of her brand at the Great Yorkshire Show, Eccleshall Show and many more.

Vicki comments: “I’m absolutely thrilled to receive the award and to have an opportunity to spread the word about my products, which I’m incredibly proud of. We’ve put a lot of work into making sure not only that our products are natural and smell gorgeous, but also we have a truly unique and ambitious brand that offers something different. It’s great to be recognised for that aspect of the vision, as well as receiving lots of great feedback from customers who are using the products.”

In addition to making the soaps, bath bombs, room sprays, gift boxes and beauty balms available online at www.walkmillbotanics.co.uk the range is also available through a small number of local outlets in Staffordshire and Shropshire. For stockists click here

Follow Vicki’s progress on social media – at @walkmillbotanic on twitter and www.facebook.com/WalkMillBotanics


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