B Gifted Story
B Gifted was set up by Fi Burge who has worked within the Gift industry for, let's just say.. a long time!
"I grew up watching my father build a hugely successful Greeting Card Company where many days were spent learning behind the scenes with first hand experience of what happens in this industry. Even in my early teens, I would be counting and wrapping greeting cards surrounded by boxes and warehouse packaging. I attended art college and during this time during the college breaks I would work within the family business. If I wasn't picking and packing in the warehouse, I would be working in the creative department working with the creative minds of the design studio. I spent a number of years in London working within the creative studios of marketing which once again, gave me additional experience and knowledge of how a product should be marketed. I did return to the family business as Group Product manager and Area Sales Manager but fast forward a further few years and with the addition of my own family I decided to set up B Gifted.
B Gifted allowed me to juggle my time around the school run and other demands of family life while I continued to source and sell product at gift fairs all over the country, come rain or shine. On some occasions, it was a necessity to tie down the pop up tent to my car before it took off! Or thank my blessings that my husband's 4x4 had been loaned to me, while I drove the B Gifted shop through fields and country lanes. It became my virtual moving shop. All good experience which I wouldn't change.
During those years I also offered freelance work as a sales & marketing consultant for other small start up businesses who wanted to take a concept to retail. Seeing those products in stores today makes me very proud, knowing that I helped another creator make their product a reality. This knowledge and activity still continues today through my role as a Key Account Manager for an established award winning gift & greeting card company based in Oxfordshire that supply to trade, if you follow me on Instagram you'll hear more about that business within the Instastories.
B Gifted stilI pops up and attends a handful of select gift fairs during the year, it allows me to showcase the range and get feedback from the customers directly, giving me first hand understanding of the trends and demands of this incredible industry.
Thank you for visiting this site, it's just a small business run by a full time working Mum who loves this industry and of course loves running around after two kids, the fluffiest of cockapoos and my extremely patient husband.
Each day I strive to follow my favoured mantra.... "Live the life you love. Love the life you live".