Siblings Julie Fowler-Drake, Rosalind and Andrew Fowler are following in the footsteps of their father who first took on and built up Talbots over 40 years ago.
Their fresh input and ideas promise an exciting future with a finger firmly on the pulse, and an emphasis on new design.
Between the three of them, they already have various business and creative success stories under their belts: Julie, now managing director, previously created revolutionary kids clothing company Brights and Stripes.
Andrew set up creative advertising agency Brothers and Sisters three years ago. With clients including Adidas and Sky, this cutting edge business has re-launched Talbots Group with a new catalogue and website; and watch this space for some fresh thinking on how great packaging can enhance the experience of receiving jewellery as a gift.
Family-run business Talbots have also recently re-branded themselves as ‘Talbots Group’ (Talbots Birmingham Ltd, Boxpads, and Pickering and Mayell) and added a touch of contemporary style and colour to their range in line with the needs of the discerning jewellery buyer.
Part of Talbots’ success has relied on their very competitive prices and Julie is determined to make positive changes while keeping products affordable: “We want to build on Talbots reputation for quality and value, at the same time as moving the company forward into the future.”
Additional to jewellery boxes, the company provides matching bags, jewellery display, and other sundries. With a flexible manufacturing base and many products made to order, they also provide other luxury goods packaging such as perfume and clothing boxes; and as the next generation turns their hand to this new market, they are also keen to bring a greater environmental consciousness into the business.