When Alison Caldwell founded her online gift business in 2018, she knew she had the passion to create something really special.
Based at her home in St Andrews, she curated a range of beautiful eco-friendly baby hampers to sell online and soon extended her collections to include pamper hampers and gifts for gardeners.
Then, of course, Covid happened. She decided to move direction with the business and her background in Marketing and Graphic Design enabled her to take a big step and rebrand the business to incorporate a wider offering and The St Andrews Hamper Company was born.
The family business specialises in offering a range of unique, eco and organic gift hampers and in the past year has added a growing range of food hampers featuring produce from award-winning artisan suppliers.
Alison commented, “Inspired by our coastal location, we are committed to sustainability, prioritising produce and products that are locally sourced in and around Fife and from Scotland, avoiding plastic wrapping and using recyclable packaging. In addition to our online store - standrewshamperco.com - we provide corporate gifting, working with businesses large and small across a variety of sectors.” She added, “The online business has gathered pace, especially the corporate gifting leading up to Christmas. We have been able to work with accommodation providers to create bespoke welcome hampers for guests.”
As a client of Business Gateway Fife, Alison received one to one support from business adviser, Samir Rhazali. He said, “Alison has proved to be very capable and creative in growing and rebranding her business. I was pleased to be able to help secure her a Digital Boost Development Grant which helped her with her website. She has created a sustainable business with much potential for growth.”
Whether thinking of starting a business or looking to grow or sustain an existing business, contact Business Gateway Fife on 01592 858333 for a variety of advice and support or visit www.businessgatewayfife.com
For more information on The St Andrews Hamper Co, check out https://standrewshamperco.com/