Latest News | 27 January 2022

Welcome aboard! Meet our latest new Bondholders

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Marketing Derby has welcomed several new and returning Bondholders in recent weeks.

So Good Kombucha, Littleover Apiaries, The Cigar Lounge, Midlands Wild Meat, Bay Tree Apartments, Seven Restaurant and Cafe Bar, Neo Elegance, Divine Box, GoldBox Productions and MiniAperture Photography have signed up and are enjoying all the benefits Bondholder membership can bring.

New to the Bondholder community is:

So Good Kombucha

Founded by Lesley So, So Good Kombucha is a business that creates and sells a healthy alternative to fizzy drinks.

Naturally sparkling and slightly tangy, kombucha is a fermented tea with origins thought to go back over 2,000 years to ancient China.

In 2020, Lesley left her job at Rolls-Royce, where she was vice-president of marketing, to pursue her dream of running her own start-up business, producing kombucha.

Earlier this month, So Good Kombucha was named as Marketing Derby’s Rising Star for 2022, winning a year’s free Bondholder membership.

Lesley herself was also recently named as one of the top 100 female entrepreneurs in the UK by f:Entrepreneur.

To find out more about So Good Kombucha click here.

Littleover Apiaries

Littleover Apiaries is one of the UK’s leading producers and suppliers of English honey.

The company was founded by Tony Spacey in the late 1990s, starting out as a small Derbyshire honey farm.

Today, Littleover Apiaries is one of the major honey producers and packers in Europe – and has won several awards for the quality of its honey.

To find out more about Littleover Apiaries click here.

The Cigar Lounge

The Cigar Lounge is the East Midlands premier Havana cigar specialist. It is a traditional cigar shop, with an exclusive club-like atmosphere. It even has its own in-house smoking lounge, where customers can try before they buy.

It was the brainchild of entrepreneur Tony Spacey, who has been an avid Cuban cigar smoker for more than 30 years.

He felt there was a place for a high-end cigar retailer and smoking lounge in Derby so decided to create an oasis of calm and luxury, where some of the finest cigars in the world would be available for sale and to smoke.

To find out more about The Cigar Lounge click here.

Midlands Wild Meat

Another of Tony Spacey’s businesses, Midlands Wild Meat is a specialist venison and game butchers.

As well as venison, some of the other wild meats stocked by the business include wild boar, pheasant and partridge.

The business sources its venison from well-managed, wild populations. According to the business, venison is regarded as a highly sustainable and ethical source of meat, which is low in fat and cholesterol, while high in protein.

To find out more about Midlands Wild Meat click here.

Our returning Bondholders are:

Bay Tree Apartments

Bay Tree is accredited serviced apartment provider in Derby. The firm has been designing and building quality accommodation in the city since 1997.

Its accommodation is popular as it is near to bars, shops, restaurants and gyms, with the Derbion (BH) shopping centre just a short walk away.

It offers one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments, with all the services you would expect from a hotel.

To find out more about Bay Tree Apartments click here.

Seven Restaurant & Café Bar

Seven Restaurant & Café Bar has established itself as one of the leading restaurants in Derby.

It is a modern all-day venue for relaxed eating and drinking, providing a social hub for the community, as well as offering the perfect place for that special occasion.

Its focus is on fresh, well-sourced ingredients to create simple, but quality seasonal food. It also serves handcrafted cocktails and a diverse range of gins.

As well as the main dining and bar area, Seven also two private dining rooms, each with a capacity for 16 people.

To find out more about Seven Restaurant and Café Bar click here.

Neo Elegance

Neo Elegance is a multi-award-winning brand and has been a leader in LED light therapy innovation for more than seven years.

The firm was among the first companies in the UK to offer customers the chance to harness the power of LED light therapy in their own homes – for visibly radiant, rejuvenated and refined skin.

The anti-ageing company is creating a synergy between beauty devices that use cutting-edge technology and naturally active skincare, to deliver innovative treatments at home.

To find out more about Neo Elegance click here.

Last year, Marketing Derby’s Rising Star competition created a ‘Galaxy’ of highly commended entries, who each received a year’s free membership.

Divine Box

Divine Box is a luxury toiletries business, which was launched by Danielle Dunn just as the nation went into its first lockdown in March 2020.

Today, the company makes up to 2,000 bath bombs a day and distributes them to companies such as fellow Bondholder Colleague Box.

Towards the end of last year, Danielle won gold in the Business Hero category at the National Business Women’s Awards.

The award recognises those who have gone above and beyond in the face of adversity, supporting local or national causes.

Divine Box supported the local elderly community by providing soap during the first lockdown. The firm has also supported Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People by donating the proceeds from its rainbow bath bomb.

To find out more about Divine Box click here.

GoldBox Productions

GoldBox Productions is a video production company founded by University of Derby graduates Ben Collison, James Heaney, Joshua Spaticchia and Odhran Taylor.

The company was founded in 2019 and became fully operational in August 2020. Last year, it moved into Banks Mill, which is part of the University of Derby and home to a creative community.

Since being founded, GoldBox has worked on projects across the UK, offering video services for online classes, virtual reality, promotional videos, virtual tours, training videos, event coverage and editing services.

They particularly specialise in sport and fitness videos, working on small and large-scale projects with clients such as Bear Grylls and his new-found Be Military Fit Initiative.

GoldBox also filmed the recent Derby Christmas Show for Darley Dance Productions.

To find out more about GoldBox Productions click here.

MiniAperture Photography

MiniAperture Photography is a commercial photography business founded by Laura Firth.

As well as offering photography, MiniAperture can produce drone footage and images, as well as virtual tours and Google tours, which can literally put businesses on the map.

Since becoming one of the Galaxy, Laura has collaborated with a number of fellow Bondholders including Colleague Box, Smith Partnership, Hardy Signs and Wavensmere.

To find out more about MiniAperture Photography click here.

For more about the benefits of being a Bondholder please click here.

To find out more about how to become a Bondholder please click here, or contact Lindsey Hatfield at

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