Betsy Benn: Best New Product: notonthehighstreet.com awards 2013 - Entrepreneur of the Year: notonthehighstreet.com awards 2012
Winner of the Best Customer Service Award: notonthehighstreet.com Make Awards 2011
I grew up in East London not really thinking about what I wanted to be when I was big, but I always ALWAYS painted and doodled and crafted along with Tony Hart (love him) and this stayed a big part of my life into adulthood. Totally guilty of looking at beautiful things in shops and magazines whilst thinking in the back of my head 'I could make that' it came as no surprise to anyone when I did.After several years in the corporate world organising events as well as some freelance photography and design I gave it all up to be a stay at home Mum in 2006. Since then I have been consumed with making gorgeous things for my son and his pals and my friends too.
We specialise in producing original and unique personalised prints of exceptional quality that will last a lifetime. The prints I design for children's rooms are made with longevity in mind, so no sea of pastel pink and blue teddies here! Instead I've focused on classic images, not too gender specific, that have appeal for both adult and child and can grow with the changing decor of a child's room (and so a bit easier on the parental pocket.)So now, in a quiet corner of the Cotswolds, I can often be found squirrelled away in my studio creating art prints and hand made gifts for individuals and the home. Outside of the studio I love nothing more than plundering antique shops and flea markets for unique fabrics and vintage frames that I can turn into something special. My chest of vintage denim and Chanel fabrics is finally being put to good use - much to my families relief!
My award winning products and destination print designs have been seen in homes around the world and I have the good fortune to invariably call my customers happy customers because they tell me so! I've seen my name and designs pop up on blogs and tweets all over the web and in the press. The Simple Things, Good Home, Vogue, Living Etc, Ideal Home magazine, The Christmas Magazine, Essentials, Junior Magazine, Fabulous Magazine and Woman and Home have all included Betsy Benn spontaneous moments of design.
I hope you do too.
Betsy Benn xx