In 2009 Out of Eden acquired the manufacturing line from Buckingham Soap Ltd, our UK soap manufacturer for many years, because we wanted to maintain a UK made product.
In 2010, the UKs leading soap manufacturing facility was re-located and re-launched by Out of Eden as The Cumbria Soap Company and as most hotel soaps are now made in China, we are proud to offer you UK made soap. We have been making all our own soaps here on our site in Cumbria ever since.
We continue to provide an unrivalled service to the hospitality industry and wholesalers with our fast production turnaround capability and exquisite soap quality. Our specialist production line is capable of manufacturing 60,000 tablets of soap per day, and a wide range of stylish wrappings are available. For a more exclusive product, our graphic designers can create bespoke packaging and even stamp your name and logo on the soap itself.
Fairtrade Fortnight runs from 27th February to 12th March 2017, and all of us here at Out of Eden would love as many of our customers as possible to join us in getting involved and helping to promote the benefits of this important cause.
Attracting a good level of low season and shoulder season bookings is a major factor in achieving success in the hospitality industry. The ability to keep your accommodation occupied during these periods is key to achieving a healthy profit; and the answer is to apply some research, some creativity, and some legwork.
As an Airbnb host, you’ll know very well that the quality of your guest reviews is directly proportional to the quantity of bookings you receive. When potential customers make buying decisions online, whether it’s Airbnb, Amazon, Tripadvisor, or Ebay, those decisions are invariably influenced by the reviews which other customers have left.
So what’s the secret to building an impressive collection of rave reviews?
I am the new(ish) Managing Director at Out of Eden. I joined the company in August 2015 to enable our owners Janet and Ian Hartley to gradually start taking a little more time out of the business. And well deserved too, having formed Out of Eden over 24 years ago and dedicating their lives to supplying hoteliers and accommodation owners with quality products.
As a nation, we love nothing quite as much as a refreshing cuppa and a delicious biscuit. It’s the universal fuel which powers everything from business meetings to academic endeavour, from shopping expeditions to impromptu catch-ups.
Our sales co-ordinator Nikki Riley recently travelled to Newark, Nottinghamshire to Compton House bed and breakfast. Not as a staying guest, but to interview owner and TV presenter of channel 5’s ‘To B&B The Best’, Lisa Holloway. Here’s what she had to say…