Shed Business Goes International

SMALL is beautiful for a Suffolk therapist who has launched an internet business selling the creams, oil and lotions which she creates in her garden shed.

SMALL is beautiful for a Suffolk therapist who has launched an internet business selling the creams, oil and lotions which she creates in her garden shed.

Trish Schreiber has run Sagacity Herbs single-handed from her bijoux premises in Rendham for the last seven years.

But with the help of local business support team, Suffolk Tutors Group based at Brundish, she has been able to able to go international with her products.

“In the past, I sold the things I made through word of mouth and at craft shows,” she said.

“Now I sell to people in America and Japan.

“All of my products are made from high quality natural ingredients and they have a beautiful aroma as well as many therapeutic properties that are beneficial to both physical and emotional health. I think the fact they are completely natural and hand-made is what appeals to people. They aren't cheap, but I think people appreciate the quality.”

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Mrs Schreiber works as a cranio-sacral therapist and aromatherapist and was a state-registered nurse for 20 years.

“We worked with Trish every step of the way in designing her website,” said Ro Williams of Suffolk Tutors Group, which provides business support and training for small and medium-sized businesses across the county.

“We had to make sure it was really easy for her to update the details. We now hope to offer similar websites to other small businesses who'd like to reach an international audience.”

The website is at www.simply-sagacity.co.uk.