"I found a gap in the market; high-quality, professional-looking labels at affordable prices without having to buy 1000s at a time!"

Hi I'm Nicola, proud owner of Bespoke Labels!  Being a Small Business myself, I have a passion for seeing Small Businesses thrive and see people's dreams being achieved every day!

Running a small business is tough, especially when you are trying to compete with some of the bigger companies out there!  They have access to the tools, and more importantly cash flow which can at times be stretched!

That's why I created Bespoke Labels, I wanted small and medium sizes business to have access to at least some of what the big players get, but without the price tag!

 

A label seems like such a small thing but it can be the difference between a customer picking up your product or your competitors!  We are here to make sure you are chosen every time!

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"If you make your business about helping others, you will always have plenty of work"

My Journey

In March 2020, like many others, I was put on furlough so decided to set up a candle business on the side mainly as a hobby to keep me busy.  

Being in the early stage of business and I wanted to make a big impression however I was limited by cost restraints and the tools available to me.

 

I managed to find ways to make the candles cost efficiently whilst still making them look nice but when I started looking for labels I came across a major stumbling block...

There seemed to be the two extremes on the market - big industrial printers who work on minimum quantities in the 10's of thousands!  Or else there were online printers, where you would choose your labels online, upload your artwork and never speak to anyone to discuss your requirements or ask questions...

After a bit of research I decided to make the labels myself, so I bought a cheap desktop printer and some A4 sheets of labels.  They did the job but the print was never perfect and I think I wasted more sheets than I used by the time I got the spacing right and stopped it printing squint!

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Then in June 2020, I was told I, along with everyone else that I worked with, were being made redundant.  At the time I was a Production Manager for Rolls-Royce, we refurbished aeroplane engines, and with Covid hitting planes weren't flying so there was no longer a need for our site...

I was devasted at the time but, after the initial shock, me being me, I pulled out a notepad and pen and wrote down all my options, with pros and cons against each one.  To this day I have kept this piece of paper to remind myself nothing is impossible; when I wrote this list I actually wrote "lol" in brackets beside the option of setting up my own business...

Setting up my own business had always been my dream, but life and responsibility always got in the way.  As time went on the thought of setting up my own business seemed less and less of a fantasy, and it was one day when I was cursing myself for just spending £60 on 100 labels!  It dawned on me... why not fix the problem right in front of me...

And the rest, as they say, is history!

"Life is all about taking risks, if you never take a risk, you will never achieve your dreams"

Meet Our Partner Business

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Bespoke Labels works closely with Avonclyde Ltd, an industrial labelling manufacturing company first established in 1991. 

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My name is Fraser and I am the Founder and Managing Director of founder of Avonclyde.

With over 40 years in the labelling business, 30 of which have been spent running and building Avonclyde Ltd, I have a vast knowledge in all things labels and have worked with countless different businesses both in the industrial and commercial sides.

Out with work, I enjoy spending time with my family including my four grandchildren.  I also like attending my local weekly pub quiz and taking weekend break away with my with wife Heather.

I'd be happy to help with any enquiries you have, please reach out via email fraser@avonclyde.co.uk or give me a call on 0141 776 1122.

My name is John and I am the Production Manager for both Avonclyde Ltd and Bespoke Labels..

My days are spent overseeing and helping out with the production of all labels for both Avonclyde and Bespoke Labels.  This includes all five stages of our 5 stage printing process - design, cut, print, inspection and packing & dispatch.

Out with work, I'm a dad to three amazing kids and husband to my beautiful wife.  Any spare time will be spent with family doing odd jobs around the house and looking after our mini zoo - we have 2 dogs, 2 rabbits, a bearded dragon and a tank full of fish!

I love to see a completed order going out the door, if you ever have any issues please contact me via email info@avonclyde.co.uk or call me on 0141 776 1122.

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