Wiltshire businesswomen collaborate to create and sell unique skincare products

By Anita Jaynes on June 06, 2016

Kerry Gover, of PinkBox Boutique and Claire Barker, of Hive Originals, have joined forces to launch a new range of natural intensive moisturising balms exclusively available through the shopping experience of PinkBox Boutique.

PinkBox Boutique is a multi-channel gift retailer based in Meadow Barn, Coate, Devizes and run by Wiltshire entrepreneur Kerry Gover.

PinkBox offers a range of products from fashion accessories through to natural skincare products and artisan foods – many of which are produced locally in the county. They are available online or at the company’s HQ which was recently opened by Devizes MP Claire Perry.

The company also offers Boutique@Home shopping parties and offers products at various farmers markets and high quality events throughout the South West.

Hive Originals is run by fellow businesswoman Claire Barker, who makes products using honey and beeswax produced by her own bees.

The pair met at a fair where they were trading for the day in 2013. Both had recently left their corporate careers, were bubbling with enthusiasm and had the same aspirations to build successful businesses.

Kerry’s vision at PinkBox Boutique is about providing a unique experience where shoppers, on and offline, enjoy retail therapy while browsing unique beautiful products which are ethically sourced, high quality and beneficial for the customer and the environment.

Kerry said: “For me, PinkBox is also about being accessible and offering different and more convenient ways to shop. I’m also passionate about not sacrificing customer service for the sake of technological developments.”

It was natural for Kerry to ask Claire to become one of her suppliers for the PinkBox experience. The relationship has become even stronger after Kerry asked Claire if they could come up with a balm which was effective but 100% natural. It took almost a year to develop the product.

Kerry said: “The balm is available in five fragrances (Bee Natural Honey, Citrus Orange, Rose Geranium, Essential Lavender and Gardeners with Lemongrass. We will shortly be launching a new fragrance suitable for chaps! The Intensive Balms are available through PinkBox Boutique online, through Boutique@Home parties or from our HQ in Coate, Devizes.”

The balms are made from Wiltshire beeswax blended with rice bran oil, olive oil and essential oils. The balm melts on the skin and is a source of vitamin A, it doesn’t  include mineral oils, parabens, SLSs or lanolin and is suitable for most skin types including very sensitive skin. For details visit www.pinkboxboutique.co.uk

Pictured above: Kerry Glover of PinkBox Boutique and Claire Barker of Hive Originals