Beauty : Baylis & Harding

Last week I had the pleasure of being invited to the Worcestershire head office of beauty brand Baylis & Harding.

I spent a wonderful day meeting with Tania Fossey & Adrian Slater, the current driving force behind the brand, and the children of the brand's founders, Marcia Simmons & David well as viewing their current ranges & products for 2013.

Friendly, open, inspirational and clearly possessed of great vision, it was fascinating to hear about the story of Baylis & Harding - past, present & future.

"Baylis and Harding" were their grandmothers names and it was clear throughout the day that family values are so important to this business, it is very proudly a family run British brand.

The company believes passionately in good value for their customers....
they produce and create high quality products....
products which, I think,  define "affordable luxury".

They have signature scents - such as their gorgeous "sweet mandarin & grapefruit" & "french lavender & cassis"....but they also have product seasons, creating different ranges throughout the year.

They are possibly best known for their bathroom products but they also have a great children's range,  a hair care range "Great Hair", a Fair Trade range & an extensive Skin Spa range of products.

Everything about their ethos appealed to me....
they are clearly very connected to their products, everything is very well thought through.
Just like fashion, they think of their products in terms of "seasons".

I also just love that they are a British & family run company - simply because there are just not enough of those around.
They believe in their products, they create fabulous & very appealing fragrances and they keep their customer as their number one focus.

One of the most telling moments of my day though was during a conversation with the very lovely taxi driver who drove me to the train station at the end of the day....
he was an older man who clearly knew the family well and he couldn't say enough nice things about them....

"they're good people....they do things the right way...."

I don't think you can get a better endorsement than that.
This is the kind of company I want to support.

I have a fantastic selection of products from several of their ranges to give away to
one lucky winner....

Closing date will be this Thursday so that I can try to mail the goodies to the winner before Christmas.

To enter, be a follower of my blog & simply leave me a comment.

To see more from Baylis & Harding, click here


  1. Sounds lovely specially the comment from the taxi driver ! Would love to win some goodies ! Thanks a lot !!

  2. I have their hand wash by all our sinks. Delicious scents.

  3. Sounds like a wonderful company and fabulous products! xxoo

  4. Sounds like you had a fab day Sim. It's refreshing to see companies that haven't lost their vision or ethics in the cut-throat-world that has become business. Can't wait to see you this week xx

  5. How much fun are you having ~ look at you go!! You know I love lotions and potions so please drop my name in the hat. xo

  6. Love hearing about new products that I'm not familiar with in the US. This line sounds fabulous! Love reading your blog, I never miss it :-)

  7. Wouldn't want to waste a single drop!

  8. What a lovely compliment to the company...I endeavour to do things the right way in my small business; it's so important and when people and customers recognise makes me so proud...this company sounds great..I love their products too ;-)
    Have a great week Simone...wrap up ;-)

  9. I have used a number of their products and they are great

  10. I have used a number of their products and they are great

  11. These sound like an utterly lovely prize.


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