The Journey Begins
Our journey has begun...
I wanted to share a little bit more about why I started Romans and why I love working from home so much.
Several years ago my Asthma had become progressively worse and it was a chance conversation with my Asthma nurse that it was brought to my attention about how burning paraffin wax products can exasperate conditions such as mine.
I went away and did my own research and discovered this to be true and found I needed to swap to soy wax products. I decided to make the change and within a very short period my Asthma had improved so much and I have never looked back.
I had been a representative for several home fragrance companies in the last 13 years and thought my experience would be a good base for building my own business. On so many occasions I struggled when I could see gaps in the market that they missed and failed to capitalise on.
My husband has his own business and is very innovative and always looking to test new things. We are a household where being your own boss was always a big subject and had this feeling there was always this certainty of being my own boss one day.
Having always been obsessed with home fragrance products especially candles I wanted to make my own products and bring the dream to life. I wanted to do what I loved the most and it not be just about earning an income. My passion is helping others build there own business's and achieve their goals no matter how big or small.
So I decided after testing multiple products at home that I would launch my own range into the market in 2022. I was fortunate enough to be provided with some space within my husbands factory/warehouse to experiment.
I had so much fun not only playing with fragrances but also the marketing and business part of running your own company. We did everything ourselves, from the design of the company logo & packaging, to the marketing materials and of course the amazing products we now have to offer. It was such a sharp learning curve and such a great experience.
The inspiration for our name came whilst walking my dogs across Roman Fields, an archaeological park that has been described as one of Britain's premier Iron Age and Roman monuments. Being born and having lived in Colchester, Britain's oldest recorded town also made it seem even more fitting.
I am now meeting so many wonderfully interesting people who have invested time in helping me ensure we have the most amazing fragrances and products.
So this is my entrepreneurial story so far and if you are using my products, I really hope you have enjoyed them so far! Always remember anything is possible, just believe in yourself and work hard.
I loved the start up phase of my business, it's such an exciting and crucial time. This wouldn't have been possible without all the amazing people that have encouraged and supported me so far on my journey Thank you so much you know who you are. xx
Director Romans Fragrances