Valley Mill

Winner | Welsh Product Retailer of The Year 2021/2022 | Valley Mill

October 28, 2021
winner of the welsh product retailer of the year award valley mill

WINNER – Thank You!

We are thrilled and proud to announce that Valley Mill have been awarded the Wales Prestige Award for Welsh Product Retailer of The Year 2021/2022.

Thanks to your incredible support over the years, and especially through the pandemic we have achieved this result.

Owner, Creator and Director of Valley Mill, Kevin Thomas is proud. “I’m not only proud of my team but also the fantastic products we make and our incredibly loyal customers. Without you, we wouldn’t have achieved this recognition. Thank You!”

Our Vision

For over a decade, Valley Mill has been built on the vision of manufacturing and supplying 100% Welsh-made products of true quality and authenticity.

Our team of designers and craftsmen make our products from the finest materials and ingredients, so you don’t have to compromise. All of our Welsh slate homeware, home fragrance, natural soap and printed gifts are all designed, printed or handcrafted in our Llansamlet workshop in Swansea.

Having supplied products to some of the most demanding and influential customers in the world, such as Red Bull, NATO, NFU Mutual, Bafta Cymru, RBS, The Welsh FA and even Her Majesty the Queen,Valley Mill has the confidence and drive to keep putting Wales on the map.

Winner of Welsh Product Retailer of The Year, Valley Mill.
Pictured (left to right) Workshop Manager Kory Clifford, Owner & Director Kevin Thomas and Creative Marketing Manager Siany Martin.

We Believe In A Better Planet

Founded in 2007, Director Kevin Thomas wanted to create a company which not only supported local but also strived to be as environmentally friendly as possible.  We use natural raw materials in the majority of our products. Our materials are sourced locally whenever possible which provides a low carbon footprint. From our products to our packaging, we believe we all have a part to play in reducing the impact on our environment.

Valley Mill’s Welsh Slate Products

All of our Welsh slate only travels 130 miles from Blaenau Ffestiniog. All of the retail packaging for our Welsh slate products are made in the UK and from recyclable cardboard.

Valley Mill products are hand crafted by our skilled team in our workshop in South Wales. Not only will our Welsh slate products stand the test of time but they are unique pieces of Wales to be treasured forever.

Partner Winner

We are proud to work with Alix Digital who won the Digital Marketing Specialist of The Year award.

Alix Digital is a digital marketing company specialising in PPC, SEO and digital marketing training. Their mission is to make sure all businesses have access to the marketing they deserve.

Alix told us “I am delighted Alix Digital has won the Digital Marketing Specialists of The Year award. Myself and the team are extremely passionate about what we do and winning an award for doing what we love is amazing. We are also really happy that Valley Mill won Welsh Product Retailer of The Year. We thoroughly enjoy working with Valley Mill and we know that it’s a very well deserved award.”

(left to right), Digital Marketing Exec Gemma Tooth-Phillips, Digital Marketing Exec Emily Sophia Davies and Managing Director Alix Charles, Owner of Valley Mill Kevin Thomas, Workshop Manager Kory Clifford and Creative Marketing Manager Siany Martin

About The Prestige Awards

After many years focusing on business achievements at a global level, Corporate LiveWire recognised that the important work of small and independent businesses has long been overlooked by most international award programmes. To rectify this, the Prestige Awards was launched to celebrate the businesses and individuals that consistently offer excellent products and services to local residents, expats and tourist visitors alike.

The Prestige Awards team has conducted extensive research to identify the major cities and regions around the world with a vibrant SME community and independent scene. They believe that SME businesses are the backbone of any economy, whilst also typically reflecting the unique characteristics of its particular city or region. Osmaan Mahmood, Founder & CEO of Prestige Awards, said: “although small businesses may not be able to compete with multinational companies on their size and scale, there is a personalised service-driven focus that is often void from large organisations.”

With each destination having been carefully selected, Prestige readers are invited to nominate businesses that have proven to be the best in their market over the past 12 months. All shortlisted companies put forward in the Prestige Awards are asked to support their nomination with evidence of their work, positive feedback from their clients, information on previous accreditation and recognition as well as highlighting the most outstanding parts of their businesses.

The judging panel base their decisions upon areas such as service excellence, quality of the product/service provided, innovative practices, value, ethical or sustainable methods of working, as well as consistency in performance. The winners selected are those who can best demonstrate their strengths in these areas. All winners are featured in a celebratory awards magazine, published both digitally and in print, which is circulated to Prestige subscribers.

Valley Mill, Union Street, Swansea store opened in 2016
The Valley Mill workshop and headquarters are based in Llansamlet. We also have a retail outlet in this location too with free parking.
Inside our Llansamlet Retail Outlet

Our Amazing Customers

You may think that we are biased when it comes to our products (we TOTALLY are). However, the quality of our products are just one of the reasons we won Welsh Product Retailer of The Year 2021/2022. In fact, don’t just take it from us.

Huge Thank You From the Valley Mill Family

You Might Also Like