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A Bit of Background

An insight into the World of Marmalade Meringue

We first opened our doors on a sunny day in June 2011, since then we have never looked back! Here at Marmalade Meringue we have a passion for living life beautifully. Sourcing gorgeous pieces so you can make your house a home. Inspiring you to give the greatest gift of all time, and even maybe tempting you to treat yourself every once in a while!

Four years down the line and we have won four mind-blowing awards! Best Newcomer, Customer Service of the Year, a UK wide window-competition and our proudest moment to date… The Best Independent Gift Retailer of the Year 2015 in the whole of the Midlands and Wales.

We can’t thank you enough for loving Marmalade Meringue as much as we do and for having such great taste! Here’s a little about us and what we did before we opened your favourite gift shop…

Trudy has over thirty years experience in the retail sector. She started working in her Grandfather’s electrical showroom on a Saturday at the age of twelve, learning her skills through observation, hard work and constant innovation. Leaving the retail sector for eight years to work in education she has come back to her real love with renewed excitement and feels very privileged to have the opportunity to work alongside her daughter Tilley.

After finishing her GCSE’s, Tilley completed a BTEC Fashion and Clothing course at the highest level. Loving the creative side to the course, but not quite ready to settle down just yet, Tilley became an Outdoor Pursuit Instructor in Cornwall, followed by doing a ski season in Italy and a winter travelling in Thailand. At the age of 21, Tilley was ready to set out on another adventure with her Mum and before she knew it she was opening Marmalade Meringue!