Sweet success for venture aiming to increase exports

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A Whitby company is flying the flag for the town in the competitive world of skincare with a colourful range of carefully-selected ingredients such as frankincense, fig, olive, vanilla and almond.

The natural products of Sweet Cecily’s are on the verge of a deal for the firm to export to south-east Asia, and it has just launched a range of travel packs.

The company has already attracted attention from magazines including Glamour and trendy GQ in its two-year existence, and is also aiming to expand into the upmarket end of hotel, guest house and B&B providers with cotton-bagged mini-bottles of shampoo, body lotions and shower gels.

“As a family-run Whitby company we are pleased to be growing and flourishing,” said Cecily Fearnley, based at the Enterprise Way business park. Cecily, who runs the business with brother Hugo, added:

“We have worked hard to create original products which are free from petrochemicals, harmful preservatives and other ingredients that have links to health concerns.”

“We are hoping to soon secure a large export contract to South Korea, following on from demand there for our BeeVital range. It’s very exciting and we are proud to be flying the flag for Whitby.” The company’s customer base includes online websites and sales through independent stores, plus direct purchases from its Whitby base.

“We are also launching toiletries for the hotel and B&B industry,” she said.

The latest product launch includes four combinations of travel packs such as ‘Summer Saviours’ which comprises mojito lip balm, coconut body butter, almond and avocado face cream, and citrus and walnut exfoliator. Other products include frankincense face cream, fig and olive body butters, and elderflower and almond hand cream.

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