Our story started back in 1997, when founder Kerri Binnie (the B in Busy B) was travelling around Australia in an old VW camper van. As a trained product designer, she was always searching for tricky problems to solve. Remembering all the festive clutter that inevitably comes along at Christmas, she improvised with some cereal packets to create early prototypes of a rather nifty Christmas card holder. The following year, New York's MoMA ordered 10,000 of them – and suddenly she was in business!
Where It All Began
At Busy B we’re here to help you tame the mayhem of modern life. We’re always looking for ways to make your life simpler, better organised and more beautiful. From diaries to notebooks, list pads and much more, every product is carefully designed with thoughtful ideas and gorgeous details to help you stay on top of your busy life. We know your time is precious and we’ll help you feel ready to make the most of every day. Let’s do this…
IT BEGAN WITH A BRAINWAVE
IDEAS ARE EVERYTHING
Now Kerri was actively searching for new opportunities to create ingenious products that would help tame the mayhem of modern life. New ideas came from listening to her multi-tasking friends and trying to solve their everyday challenges. Becoming a super busy mum-of-three brought loads of fresh insights for Kerri, and by focusing on helping people be more beautifully organised, she'd really found her niche. Plenty of smart products followed, and lots of design awards, too.
Building A Business
In the early days, it was just Kerri and her ‘right hand woman’ Rosy, working from a tiny spare bedroom. As the business flourished, they moved into a bigger workspace in Edinburgh, which is now home to an amazing team who are dedicated to helping people make the most of their precious time. As well as our e-store, we're proud to see our award-winning products on the shelves of loads of brilliant shops, including some of the UK’s most high profile retailers.
READY FOR THE FUTURE
The world has changed a lot since those early days. And although we've grown and adapted, what we love to do still remains the same. Every product we develop is still shaped by our enduring purpose – to help busy people like you tame the mayhem of modern life. We're always looking for ways to make your life simpler, better organised and more beautiful. We know your time is precious, and we'll help you feel ready to make the most of every day. Let's do this...
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Fancy working with us?
In the 20 years since Busy B began, the passion, talent and hard work of our carefully handpicked team have been crucial to helping us grow into a well-loved stationery brand. Our home is a beautiful old listed building in central Edinburgh, and that's where everything happens – from designing the products, to liaising with manufacturers, selling to retailers, engaging our consumers, evolving our brand, building our website, and marketing our products. There's so much to do, and it's all about teamwork.
We're a creative, entrepreneurial bunch, with many years of commercial experience and strategic thinking. Busy B is a sales-driven business with around fifteen highly dedicated members of staff working closely together in a friendly, dynamic and happy environment. Everyone makes a difference, and we're all passionate about making Busy B a success. And it's working – business is booming, and we often receive glowing customer feedback about how much they love our products and appreciate our service. We love hearing stuff like that.
So for us it's all about finding the right people to join our team. People with commitment, positivity and drive, who will relish exploring the opportunities and tackling the new challenges of growing our business. We're looking for people who will understand our culture and values: our commitment to each other, our customers and suppliers; our trust and respect for each other and the promises we make; and our enjoyment of our work and belief in ourselves. As a team, we recognise everyone's contribution, and we take great pleasure in rewarding and celebrating our success. Busy B is a fabulous place to be – so if you think like us and work like us, we'd love to hear from you. Let's do this!
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