New Building has New Tenants
From the ravages of the 2018 fire, the Edwards Building has a new look and a new lease of life:
More than five years after the major fire that ravaged part of the Edwards Tower Building, the reinstated building is now home to five new businesses with two more to come. And in typical St Michael’s style, the building now houses an eclectic mix of fascinating and varied businesses:
Cheshire & Wain specialises in luxury products for pampered special cats. The first Cheshire & Wain designer cat collar was sold 10 years ago. Owner Sonja says the last decade has flown by like a pigeon being chased by a fast-moving feline. Cheshire & Wain have developed a quality range of cat products, collars, ID Tags, Catnip Toys, cat beds and rugs, all types of bowls and now Louis Wain prints. Plus, a variety of specialised gifts for all cat lovers themselves.
Sonja took the decision to relocate her business from the east end of London to Bridport just over a year ago and is now safely settled at St Michael’s.
Suzanna Hubbard specialises in illustrating books for the young in ink and mixed and digital media. She studied at The City & Guilds of London Art School and her clients now include: Radio Times, Homes & Gardens, Tatler, Food Illustrated, Gardeners World, Penguin, Orion Publishing, Pavilion Books, BBC Radio 4 & Kingfisher. Soon after graduation Suzanna published her first book The Lady Who Lived in a Car which was nominated for an Early Years Book Trust Award.
The Seaweed People The Seaweed People is a small business established to develop seaweed-based skincare and healthy snacks. Co- founded by Léna Feifrlikova and Freddie Hill, who are The Seaweed People, and who aim to shine a light on the healthy properties of seaweed, and how people can benefit from including it in their diet and skincare routine. The seaweed is wild harvested from the Dorset coastline, ensuring sustainable principles are strictly followed to allow for regrowth of harvested material. We source the seaweed from clean waters, so the quality remains high throughout the season.
Paul Blow has worked as graphic designer and editorial illustrator for more than 20 years with clients including The New York Times, Penguin, The Economist, Greenpeace and Pentagram. He also makes available some of his original works through the sale of limited edition signed prints.
His ability to illustrate an article or an editorial viewpoint with vivid and imaginative graphics has been proved time and again with an impressive range of clients.
One of Cheshire & Wain’s pampered cats