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A 5 Year Milestone......

by Claire Martinsen on Tue 11th Mar 2014 16:02

5th Birthday collageThis week its a full 5 years since I began Breckland Orchard…….which seems somewhat surreal, yet also an amazing landmark to have reached!  It’s said that starting a business is much like having a child, and nursing it from the very start of life as it grows and develops, and much like with small children I can’t believe that the time has passed so quickly.

4 bottles on gate cropI launched in 2009 with four products……getting the bottles ready for this photo was a whole adventure in itself.  This picture was the time that everything kind of came together.

Claire and Crate Wilf and AliceThis is me back 5 years ago with the mini-Martinsens who were 15 months and 3 at the time.  My poor son was not feeling great when these were taken, but Little Miss Breckland was as sparky as ever.  I still think I must have been slightly crazy to have started a brand new business with two such small children[!]………I blame the post-pregnancy hormones if I’m honest.

Breckland Orchard Cloudy Lemonade, Posh PopThe range has evolved, and we’ve now got a range of 16 products, from those initial 4,  the term Posh Pop has been coined, our caps have changed, we’ve grown and developed along the way.

Without doubt running Breckland Orchard has been a whirlwind of a roller coaster – I’ve been stretched and tested, I’ve had to be creative, I’ve had to be tenacious, I’ve had to be my most dynamic, my most persistent.  I’ve met some of the best people along the way, had the help and guidance of people who have been nothing short of brilliant in helping me, made lifelong friends, had a few sleepiness nights, had the best of times.

Its fantastic to have the support and loyalty of some wonderful wholesalers and customers…..as a result my Posh Pop is in cafes/garden centres and coffee shops all over the place.  Thank you to everyone.

Here’s to the next chapter of this great adventure!

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