10 brilliant ideas from Brit firms

There’s never been a better time to support British businesses.

Perhaps now more than ever, buying from independent and local brands is vital to ensure our business sector can get back on its feet after the pandemic and subsequent lockdowns.

Therefore, we’ve found a number of brands which are not only proud to be British, but also sell great products and deals that you can get your hands on this summer.

From corporate away days for employees to holidays at independent hotels, and from dining experiences to kids’ comic books, here are 10 companies that are selling great products and services.

Enjoy reading football adventure books to your children




Enjoy reading football series to your young family

Rebooted for a new generation, Roy of the Rovers is a fantastic football book series for children and young adults. Following Roy Race and his sister Rocky on and off the pitch, football action is combined with the siblings dealing with real-life problems, from racism and anxiety, to grief and mental health. Join Roy and the Melchester Rovers in a series full of heart and teamwork, across fiction and graphic novels, as they play their way to the top. With new books out this summer, start your Roy of the Rovers reading journey today and shop at holidaydiscounts.info

Buy British-made food to keep your dog healthy




10 brilliant ideas from Brit firms

Make your pet happy with nutritious food

Butcher’s Pet Care has been making naturally nourishing food for dogs for over 30 years. Based in the heart of England, it uses top quality, natural ingredients, all of its produce is from British and Irish farms and every meal is complete and balanced; containing all the nutrients your dog needs to help maintain health and vitality. Butcher’s Natural Health Solutions’ ranges are carefully designed to support some of the most common health issues facing dogs: Lean & Tasty for maintaining a healthy weight, Joints & Coat for supporting joint health and Simply Gentle for dogs with sensitive stomachs. Find out more about Butcher’s and its Natural Health Solutions for your dog at butchersdogfood.co.uk

Encourage your child to have fun reading a new comic




10 brilliant ideas from Brit firms

Read monster comic to your children

Monster Fun is the new comic for children aged eight-13 starring monsters, creatures, ghosts and more. Packed with mischief and mayhem, inside each issue children will find amazing comics that will excite, fright, and delight — from the antics of Kid Kong, Hell’s Angel and Frankie Stein to the action-packed adventures of Steel Commando and Draculass. Celebrating exciting moments throughout the year, each issue contains 32 pages of stories, fun activities, and great competitions. This comic is available on annual subscription for £19.99 and you can order yours or discover more at monsterfun.co.uk

Stabilise your washing machine to stop vibration and movement




10 brilliant ideas from Brit firms

Stabilise your washing machine during its cycle

Steady Spin is a unique washing machine stabiliser invented in the UK in 2016 that works from the top of the machine, not the bottom, and there’s no lifting involved. The anti-vibration pad will help to absorb energy, reduce noise and also ensure no movement for the entire wash cycle, saving your sanity and floors. It’s easy to install: simply slip the vinyl bladder between your machine and counter top and then inflate up to six inches with the manual pump for a snug fit. It’s made from double seamed vinyl, which makes it durable enough to withstand the most vigorous washes without puncturing. Forget about stabilising your washing machine with old-fashion mats and rubber feet as Steady Spin is designed to fit all washing machine models and tumble dryers. Find out more at steadyspin.co.uk or buy on Amazon.

Invest in precious metals




10 brilliant ideas from Brit firms

Invest your money in timeless bars

Established in 1967, Baird & Co is a London-based, family-owned bullion merchant dealing in gold, silver, platinum, palladium and rhodium. Baird & Co provides all-round expertise and is a one-stop shop for all your precious metal needs. In addition to producing its own bars that can be used for investment purposes, including CGT-exempt coins, Baird & Co also offers clients metal account facilities in both allocated and unallocated forms. The team is proud to bring sustainable gold and bars to the market. Having won the prestigious Queen’s award in 2018 for International Trade, Baird will be launching its Platinum Jubilee range this summer. Find out more on Baird’s new website which will be available imminently, bairdmint.com, featuring enhanced customer portal, stronger site wide security, improved customer support and user-friendly navigation. Call now on 020 7474 1000 or to buy in person, visit 48 Hatton Garden, London. For more info visit Bairdmint.com

Boost your employees’ wellbeing with away days




10 brilliant ideas from Brit firms

Happy friends resting on a yacht.

Launching across the UK, Corporate Away Days can help unite and ignite team wellbeing, wherever you may be based. Delivering adventurous, exciting and purposeful fun events, pick from an array of live sporting events, coasteering challenges or live music concerts, or opt for a day at the races, nature days, or relax and watch the latest blockbuster with your team. Sail through spring by connecting and building better relations with your colleagues and see team and company performance improve with Corporate Away Days’ Wellbeing at Work events. For more information visit corporate-away-days.co.uk or email [email protected] Book a complimentary discovery call on 0203 7140929.

Enjoy ultrafast broadband at affordable prices




10 brilliant ideas from Brit firms

Buy ultra-fast broadband for your home

Save on your broadband this spring with YouFibre and enjoy ultrafast fibre broadband from just £17 per month. YouFibre aims to deliver the best online experience by providing ultrafast broadband at ultra-affordable prices. It offers speeds of up to 1,000Mbps, meaning that the whole household can seamlessly work, play and live online. Having a full-fibre connection means that YouFibre will deliver the advertised speeds, unlike many existing copper connections. Along with the starter price of just £17 a month, there are no upfront fees and no phone line is required. The company also has a fixed price guarantee, meaning no surprising mid-contract price rises. Find out more at youfibre.com

Incorporate a bespoke glass veranda into your home




10 brilliant ideas from Brit firms

Add a bespoke glass extension to your home

A glass veranda offers a unique extension to your living space — it’s a solid, open structure with a glass roof, constructed using powder-coated aluminum. It’s also totally maintenance free. Designed to make your home and garden more attractive for al fresco dining, a glass veranda will also ensure you’ll always have the perfect space in which to share time with friends and family. Crocodile Glass Veranda can create beautiful verandas with cover, shade and windbreak to keep the space warm. Find out how a bespoke Crocodile Glass Veranda will add style and elegance to your home by visiting crocodile.co.uk

Dine in the sky for a once-in-a-lifetime experience




10 brilliant ideas from Brit firms

Experience the capital from new heights

The capital’s most exciting dining experience, London in the Sky, returns to The O2 this May. Taking off just in time for summer, the thrilling al fresco experience will once again suspend diners 100ft in the sky for some next-level dining. From epic brunches to fabulous three-course dinners and classic afternoon teas, all meals are dished out with unrivalled panoramic views of The O2 and Canary Wharf skyline. If that’s not enough, the party continues on the ground where you’ll find a feel-good festival vibe with a prosecco garden, flower garden and live music every weekend. Events in the Sky will run from 19 May to 29 August. It opens every Wednesday to Sunday and tickets start from just £79 per person. Book now londoninthesky.co.uk

Support independent hotels with holiday bookings




10 brilliant ideas from Brit firms

Support independent hotels across the UK

Forget the same old boring, bland hotels. Best Western is proud to champion independence and individuality and can offer more than 290 uniquely different places to stay, be it near castles, in cities, surrounded by countryside or on the coast. When you book with Best Western, you support independent hotels and small businesses. Best Western calls this ‘Booking Good’ and thanks you for choosing to stay in their hotels, as your booking makes a big difference. By joining the Best Western Rewards scheme you can earn points to redeem on stays and gift cards, and also take advantage of the lowest prices when you book directly with the company. Book direct, join Best Western Rewards, and learn more at bestwestern.co.uk/bookinggood