Who are we and what’s our ethos?
Owner of From Britain with Love is Laura Dunkley – an ex national women’s magazine editor and writer with decades of experience at the highest level:
‘After moving to rural Hampshire with my family, I was looking for a way to use my high-level media experience and help make a positive difference. I wanted to apply this to my passion: ethical makers & craftspeople and creative living.
I know that one of the key challenges facing any business is finding – and connecting with – an audience. I also know that it’s one thing to hand craft something beautiful with heart and soul. Another thing all together to get that story out there, to the right people and in the right way to convert this to sales and business success.
As a national magazine editor, I spent more hours than I care to count up sitting around board room tables helping major UK businesses to work out their key messages and brand values, how to effectively engage with existing and new customers and find creative ways to tell their stories.
I wanted to find a way to offer similar support and expertise to makers, craftspeople and independent ethical producers in a cost-effective way that would work for them. The key, I knew, would be to create a community and an effective digital platform.
The From Britain with Love Directory launched in its current form in 2016 and offers ethical UK makers, producers and creative workshop providers an effective – and cost-effective – way to connect with a wider, engaged audience and to benefit from our expert support. Apply to list with us now!
Live the life you dreamed of
Our aim is to help you to live the ethical, creative life you dream of. Join our supportive community and let us share the love about what you’re doing so that you’re free to spend more time doing what you love.
We hand-pick every UK maker, ethical producer or creative workshop provider we invite to list in our From Britain with Love Directory. We’re not trying to promote every UK maker – just a curated selection who we feel passionate about and are confident our readers, followers and subscribers will love to discover.
We benefit from healthy traffic to our website each month (typically around 15K page views) and have a strong social media presence (we have a combined social media following of over 26K and receive over 1.5 million Pinterest viewers a month. as well as a database of 17K+ newsletter subscribers).
Our directory listings offer high quality links and will drive valuable, highly engaged and discerning traffic to your own website, social media and shop pages. Our visitors, subscribers and followers come to us for inspiration and ideas to help them live a more ethical and creative life too.
We create engaging individual pins for each business to list in the directory and share to our Pinterest boards and 1.5 million viewers a month. This alone is well worth well more than the fee!
Where else would you get your business showcased to so many highly engaged and discerning potential customers for from much less than you’d spend on coffee each month? Apply to join us now
For more details on how you could benefit from listing with us, download our info pack here
Some kind words:
“As a growing brand, The Stitch Society are proud to source and make all our products in the UK, so it has been great working with Laura at From Britain With Love. The ethos behind From Britain With Love reinforces our brand and their exposure has helped our brand gain recognition on a variety of platforms. The attention to detail and quality of the work and support from the team has been really great and the feedback given in terms of quantitative information has been a real help to us.
We can wholeheartedly recommend working with Laura and her team and hope to continue to build our relationship with them in the future.”
Charlotte Meek, founder The Stitch Society (listed in our directory here)
‘I’m so grateful to you Laura and your team for your belief and enthusiasm in my products, and for enabling my small business to benefit from being featured and promoted on your site. You offer a valuable passion for the people and products you choose to work with. Bringing up children, I find precious little time to effectively promote myself on social media, and can’t image my business thriving without this element, particularly as I live slightly ‘out of the way’ on an offshore island – the Isle of Wight.
Seagrass directly benefits from your specifically targeted and highly engaged social media presence which have really benefitted my business. I have found a much wider UK audience thanks to you!’
Jo Thearle, Seagrass Designs (listed in our directory here).
Three ways to join us
We offer three different listing options so that you can pick the one that suits you best. To apply, simply fill in our online directory application form letting us know which listing type you’d prefer and we’ll get back to you with details about payment and setting up your listing.
|Features included in our Directory listings||Standard||Enhanced||Premium|
|Examples of listing types||View example||View example||View example|
|Unique login details to edit your listing||✓||✓||✓|
|Photographs (with links to pages on your website or other shop pages)||3||up to 12||up to 12|
|Links to your newsletter sign up, blog and brochure pages||✓||✓|
|Access to list within directory categories||4 categories||unlimited categories||unlimited categories|
|Individual Pinterest graphic created for you by us & shared with 1.5 million monthly Pinterest viewers. See example here||✓||✓|
|Guaranteed social media mention||✓||✓|
|Guaranteed Newsletter inclusion to 17K+ subscribers||✓||✓|
|YouTube video embedded in listing||✓||✓|
|Guaranteed feature on our blog||✓||✓|
|Individual, dedicated newsletter sent out to our 17K+ subscribers||✓|
|Individual press release sent out to our 2k+ press contacts||✓|
|Managed listing – created and managed by us for you||✓|
|Interactive Google location map||✓||✓||✓|
|One-off upfront payment||£50||£100||£299|
|Option to pay monthly instead of up-front||or £5 per month||or £10 per month||n/a|
|Apply Now||Apply Now||Apply|
If we invite you to join us, it means we believe your business is something really special, and we want to tell the world about it. Join us today and let us help you to make the creative life you dream of a reality!