My name is Sarah and I created Millbank and Kent Contemporary Wedding Stationery back in 2004. It was my ambition to establish my own business and leave the rat race of life that I had been leading, working in finance up until that point.
I was missing being creative having enjoyed it very much prior to my accounting career.
My husband Rick and I are keen sailors and enjoyed at the time competing in National and European racing. We wanted the energy to still do this at the weekends rather than feel exhausted from a busy week’s work.
In 2002 we had an amazing year backpacking around the world. It made us realise that too much of our lives are spent working.
The aim for us was to make our new businesses enjoyable and stress free. This would also give us more precious time to engage with our families and friends and enjoy our many hobbies.
I quit my finance job soon after my return from backpacking much to my colleague’s amazement and learnt web and graphic design. I joined my husband, already running his own successful business in our beautiful countryside outbuilding. I soon took over the space with all my paper, card and machinery! Rick is also a star at helping out at busy times with production : )
We have had no regrets ever since with our great work/life balance. I have produced stationery for 1000’s of couples and continue to enjoy the positive vibe of an excited Bride or Groom to be! I look forward to encountering many more.