Hi, Nigel and Wanda, tell us a bit about yourselves & Kentish Stores.
After a career in banking, Nigel started the company Kentish Stores with his wife, Wanda, a school secretary, in 2011. After four successful years, we remain a small ‘husband and wife’ team.
We spent several months talking to our various suppliers and customers to ensure that we have a range of food and beauty produce from sources all over Kent, which is different, of exceptional quality and at an affordable price. The majority of our suppliers are ‘Produced in Kent’ members so quality and provenance are guaranteed.
Kentish Stores offers a range of quality produce from Kent – from Otford to Whitstable - provided by small, local producers from around the county. Whilst we sell at several local Fairs and Fetes, orders can also be made via our website shop and couriered throughout the U.K..
The Hildenborough Mums website is aimed at mums, dads and carers in and around Tonbridge & Hildenborough. How do you think Kentish Stores would appeal to them?
We have customers throughout the world but the majority are local, appreciating the fresh, quality produce we offer. Orders to Hildenborough and Sevenoaks customers are delivered next day, free of charge.
If you’re looking for a few individual items or a hamper full of local goodies for a birthday, anniversary or Christmas, our range really does offer something different – quality Kentish produce from artisan suppliers but available in one website at the touch of a button. We’re delighted to supply Dame Kelly’s Café 1809 with a selection on sale there.
Tell us a bit about what you and Kentish Stores bring to the local community
We now attend over 25 fetes and fairs each year, supporting local schools and charities in the area – do e-mail us if you wish us to attend an event you’re organizing. We also provide hamper and gift donations for many local charity raffles through the year. Many of our corporate customers take our hampers for their clients at Christmas, which is always a busy time for us.
Where can we find you?
The online shop is at www.kentishstores.co.uk or e-mail us with your requirements at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Lastly, tell us an interesting fact about yourself!
Nigel played cricket for Leigh for over 20 years, and also played for Hong Kong, Switzerland and Belgium whilst working there.
Wanda met Nigel in Brussels where they both worked – the rest is history!
Contact Kentish Stores here:
Facebook; Kentish stores
Telephone; 01732 838387