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Since launching in March 2020, The Thriving Box Company is on track to place £1m worth of business with local independent retailers across the UK. The pioneering venture, founded by entrepreneur Robbie Allen, continues to provide a critical lifeline for small businesses across Bristol, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Manchester, many of whom may have otherwise been forced to close their doors permanently as a result of the recent pandemic.

Robbie Allen, founder of The Thriving Box Company, has recently been shortlisted for the Pivot Entrepreneur of the Year category at the 2020 Great British Entrepreneur Awards for the Scotland & Northern Ireland region. He commented: “Our aim is to keep the UK thriving and we’ll do everything we can to keep that happening.

“Over the past eight months, we’ve partnered with a bunch of amazing local businesses and placed sizable orders with them, supporting their cash flow during these really challenging times. We handle the e-commerce and logistics side of things and sell bespoke boxes and care packages to customers across the globe.”

The pioneering venture has delivered over 8,000 gift boxes throughout the UK to date - generating over £600,000 in revenue for small independent businesses. As well as the direct to the consumer market, The Thriving Box Co is quickly becoming recognised as one of the go-to corporate care package suppliers in the UK with their turnkey solution.

Having already worked with Rockstar Games, Standard Life, Cirrus Logic, People's Postcode Lottery, Team England, Metaswitch, Mondra and TVSquared to name a few, Robbie is on track to place £1m worth of business with local independent retailers by the end of the year. For many, this has made the difference between surviving or going under. 

There are two box sizes of gift box available – a small box contains four to five items (£39) and a large contains six to seven items (£55). Customers will receive a variety of products including artisan food and snacks, local art, drinks, craft coffee, beer, spirits, lifestyle products (candles, coasters, notebooks, mugs/tumblers) and local skincare products, all of which will be high-quality and local to the area.

The company also offers bespoke corporate care packages and gifting options and The Momentum box has recently been added to their offering. The Momentum Box contains a selection of products from independent businesses founded by black business owners across the UK. For more information visit the Thriving Box Company website

Kate Buckle
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