Darren Rice - Managing Director
Many years ago.... I had a vision: To create fresh, quality and unique items in a modern world. As I normally do more often than I should, I set out to either find or invent new ideas or improve on ones undeveloped to an ultimate goal "Create a new and exciting BRAND".
30 Years on..... I found myself still looking. Until... NOW.
Inspired by a TV series (The Great British Sewing Bee) - originally unconvinced to watch, hooked when I did, has changed the course of where our vision now takes us. It started with a simple idea of turning the metals we supply in to desirable practical solutions and since then our mission remains the same. "Create quality and beautiful designed pattern weights I would want to buy myself"
Nicola Hickling - Marketing Director
Nicola, My partner in life and business and the mother of our 4 children shares this vision. She adds creative inspiration and a practical understanding. She also helps keep me focused. A supportive, beautiful wife & soul mate.
Having quite some years experience in starting business ideas, The team and I quickly got stuck in to developing patterweights.co.uk
Although we follow traditional and important methods of starting a business we have always tried to apply common sense and research to figure things out as they came up. I have always found that the best way of learning is by doing. But just as important, surround myself with a team who share the same goals and vision.
The people we work with are important to us as much as connecting with our customers. We are not afraid to recognise the talent behind the work we do. We believe customers want to see who it is that packages their boxes, answers their email or who it is on the other end of the phone. It makes everything we do seem more human and more relatable.
As we grow, we want to maintain the personal touch. We don’t try to make patternweights.co.uk look like a big corporation. We are as transparent as possible. No matter how big we get, We always want to be accessible to customers. We love connecting with people on Twitter, Instagram, you tube and Facebook.
ARTISTS & Who we work with.
Part of the idea behind pattern weights was to connect consumers with artists, Not just to represent absorbing abstracts and aesthetically pleasing pieces of works on pattern weights but to make artists works accessible in a practical environment. In collaboration directly with artists and Licencing Houses we have now created 1000's of designs consumers can choose from. We will always be looking to grow our relationships with artists to ensure their works are represented in the best light.
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