Sweet smell of success in the US

A small Lowestoft company has won its biggest order yet to supply a major American retailer. Fragrant Sense Marketing has been contracted to supply Marshalls of Massachusetts with 36,000 bottles of bath oils, foam bath and bath soak.

ADRIENNE SCHUTER

A small Lowestoft company has won its biggest order yet to supply a major American retailer.

Fragrant Sense Marketing has been contracted to supply Marshalls of Massachusetts with 36,000 bottles of bath oils, foam bath and bath soak.

And the company has had to treble its workforce.


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Marketing director Barbara Craig said the rapid success of the company, which is based on the South Lowestoft Industrial Estate, had amazed even her.

"The company is going from strength to strength. In the first year our turn-

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over was £90,000, last year it was £300,000 but I expect that to level off this year," she said.

"We have a very good management team here full of enthusiasm, which the staff have picked up on. We tell them about everything that is going on, even if things are up against the wall."

Fragrant Sense, which is increasing its staff from six to 18, was approached this year by Pecksniffs to take on the transatlantic order.

Since it started two years ago the business has grown from a staff of four to almost 20, although at the moment half are casual staff. The firm's client list includes household names such as Sainsbury's, Waitrose and Debenhams.

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