Goodbye Phoenix Trading
Phoenix Trading ceased trading on Tuesday 15th August 2017 following an unsuccessful, and costly, launch into the American market place. The demise of Phoenix Trading meant that I could no longer operate as an Independent Phoenix Trader. I was lucky to have been a distributor with this great company for over 12 years during which time I met some wonderful people and made good friends along the way.
I had always loved the company’s ethos The fact that all of its products were designed and printed in the UK was commendable. The wood was sourced from the Scottish managed forests and every card could be traced back to the tree that it came from.
Most noteworthy was the fact that Phoenix Trading had done so much good. Over the years it donated in excess of £2 million to charitable causes , through its charitable trust The Phoenix International Charity. When I originally wrote this post back in 2017 it was unclear whether The Phoenix International Charity would continue. Well, this fabulous charitable trust is very much still in existence. It has, most recently, been raising funds for the NHS charities.
Hello SarahLovesCards :
So what happened next I hear you ask? While I waited for the Directors of Phoenix Trading to build a strategy for saving the UK business, I launched my own business SarahLovesCards . I wanted to continue supplying my loyal customers with quality, British made greeting cards. At the same time I wanted to stick to the commendable ethos of Phoenix Trading . The first step in the launch of my new business was the unveiling of this fabulous new logo above, designed by Indigo Fox. I then purchased a large stock of Phoenix Trading products (enough to last a couple of years). I also started to feature cards and paper stationery from other British companies with a similar ethos to Phoenix.
And Hello Flamingo Paperie :
Then, in February 2018, after several months of uncertainty, Robin Bradley, Original Founder and Art Director at Phoenix Trading and Sheila Shaw, Operations Director at Phoenix Trading, hatched Flamingo Paperie. They had a new management team and a brand new business structure. A stronger and more resilient business was rising from the ashes.
I joined immediately, without hesitation, as one of their Pioneer Flamingo Paperie Partners and I haven’t looked back since. Despite the coronavirus, the past three months have been three of my strongest ever in terms of sales and recruitment. To read more about the launch of Flamingo Paperie please check out my blog ‘What Ever Happened To Phoenix Trading’. If you’d like to know more about our new business opportunity please look at the Join My Team section. Or if you’d simply like to browse our new Flamingo Paperie product range then visit my e-commerce website.