Sussex soap manufacturer heads to Glasgow for FSB national finals

11th May

Oliver and Ailsa Butts
Managing Director Oliver Butts with Operations Director and wife Ailsa

Waldron-based business The English Soap Company will be heading to Glasgow on 19th May for the UK Final of the FSB Celebrating Small Business Awards after being named Family Business of the Year in the South East.

As well as winning the Family Business category in the South East Awards, the English Soap Company was a finalist in the Environmental/Sustainability category.

Managing Director Oliver Butts said: “We are a true family business which was started by my parents Bob and Juliet more than 20 years ago after they discovered a number of vintage soap moulds lying disused in a machinery workshop farm in Kent. My wife Ailsa now also works for the business.

“We are all so very proud to achieve this regional accolade and are very excited to be attending the national finals in Glasgow. The recognition is a credit to everyone who works for us. We are also grateful to our distributors, customers and suppliers for helping us to achieve our success to date.”

Inspired by their discovery, Bob and Juliet spent many years perfecting the art of soap making and perfumery to make the perfect soap. A soap bar smooth and silky in texture, that moisturises rather than dries the skin, and above all is effused with a luxurious designer perfume that lasts until the end of the bar.

As the business grew Bob and Juliet moved their soap operation out of their kitchen and on to a local farm in the Sussex countryside. From here the business grew from strength to strength as demand for their soaps increased.

The English Soap company still makes all of its products on the farm site in the heart of the English countryside in Waldron, East Sussex. Customers are now worldwide and the company exports to every continent apart from Antartica.