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Urbane Traveller Ltd

Urbane Traveller Ltd

MAIN INFO

  • FOUNDER

    Richard & Claire Barrell

  • WIN DATE

    11th January 2014

  • LOCATION

    Bristol, Somerset

  • CATEGORIES

    Travel & Tourism, Holidays, Outdoors, Retailers, Sports, Clothing

  • WEBSITE

    urbanetraveller.com

MY BUZZ

Very early days, but rise in Twitter traffic and followers is incredible. Hope to use SBS Winner status to promote our business to a much wider audience. We are looking forward to meeting Theo!

MY BIO

Based in Bristol, the concept for Urbane Traveller was conceived in the Autumn of 2012. Urbane Traveller was founded by Claire and Richard Barrell. We are two experienced business consultants who loved to travel so much that when we got married we decided to go on a twelve month round the world honeymoon. The idea for Urbane Traveller was borne out of a certain amount of frustration because we could not find what we considered to be ‘stylish’ travel clothing and accessories for our trip. We found all too often the technical travel clothing was not as ‘stylish’ as we hoped and travel accessories did not work as well as they were supposed to (or were not as essential as we first thought). As a result, Urbane Traveller was established in 2013 from our desire for style, performance and comfort whilst travelling. We believe that design and function are not mutually exclusive and are of equal importance to the modern-day traveller. The Urbane Traveller mission is to source beautifully made & stylish accessories and fashionable travel clothing from like-minded brands who share the same ethos, bringing these products together under a premium and stylish online emporium. We spend the time finding these beautiful and essential products so you can spend more time enjoying your trip.

MY BUSINESS TIPS

Good brands treat people well Be prepared to change and evolve, but remember the reasons why you set-up the business in the first place Talk to customers, family, friends and contacts - we don't have the monopoly on good ideas Take and make opportunities to interact with people you wouldn't ordinarily meet - this can lead to some exciting opportunities (remember to polish your elavator pitch!) Stay on top of Social Media and Google - Traffic and good online content is key to conversions Don't be disheartened by your failures or feedback - these are signs that you are trying hard and opportunities to learn & evolve Running your own business is hard work & a challenge - make sure you are doing it for the right reasons

RT @hartsarahe: @urbanetraveller Afternoon tea, Shangri La, The Shard, London with besties!
What's this weekend's #miniadventure?
RT @Muddy_Mother: #singformilly please help celebrate a short beautiful life @GaryBarlow @socialharrogate https://t.co/5AxrKA4Ysv
RT @socialharrogate: @GaryBarlow Just lost my Bessie suddenly aged 37,she was planning my 40th for oct! Pls help make it a party to NEVER F…

MY OFFERS

SBS 2015 Winners Offer - 10% off first purchase

SBS 2015 Winners Offer - 10% off first purchase 10% off your first puchase of stylish travel accessories from Urbane Traveller using voucher code...

MY LATEST BLOG POSTS

HOW TO PACK & TRAVEL WITH JUST CARRY-ON LUGGAGE ONLY

Is travelling with just carry-on luggage the Holy Grail of travel. Learn how to travel light with our packing guide... Happy Travels Rich and...

URBANE TRAVELLER INSIDER GUIDE – TOP 10 THINGS TO DO IN BRISTOL (AND A FEW MORE FOR LUCK)

We are very proud of Bristol the city we have chosen for the business's HQ. These are just some of the things we like to do when we have a...

URBANE TRAVELLER | TRAVEL TIP OF THE DAY

If you are looking for some travel tips for your next well-earned holiday, look no further than Urbane Traveller's Travel Tip of the Day. It...