WELCOME TO LINDA LADLEY!!

 

MEET FLOPPY & FLOPSY

 

PLAY IN THE KITCHEN

 

TIME FOR BED

 

ROCK A BYE BABY

 

NOURISH THAT SKIN

 

HELLO, I AM LINDA LADLEY


WELCOME TO A BIT MORE ABOUT ME...

With a career spanning the retail industry it made sense to bring my passion to life designing, developing and running our on-line stores.

Whilst our aim is the baby to toddler market you'll still find a few things in there for Mums and Dads!

Why not take a peek at what our stores have to offer...

  • TOY STORE

    CHILDRENS WOODEN TOYS

    EcoToyStore launched in 2009 bringing back the value of family play time with wooden, traditional and eco-friendly toys.

  • FURNITURE

    CHILDRENS FURNITURE

    ChildrensEcoFurniture brings your childs creativity to life in their nursery, bedroom or playroom with a great range of hand carved, hand painted wooden themed furniture.

  • ECO WORLD

    HEALTH, BEAUTY & HOUSEHOLD

    YourEcoWorld shares a range of natural, organic, and eco-friendly health, beauty and household products for all the family.

  • BAMBINOS

    LAUNCHING NOVEMBER

    Our newest project – launching in November this year is JuniorBambinos a great place for Mums, Dads and those Bumps to Toddlers.

Retailing is in my blood! From the age of 5 I lived in a shop (a sweetie one too!) and saw from a very early age the joy of serving customers.

The main aim for me is to keep things simple but deliver the best service that I can – because I know when a customer receives the best service around it makes their life much much easier!

Training has been a passion of mine ever since I started my career. Ensuring that people have the right skills to do the job and seeing them develop along the way has got to be one of the most rewarding working-life experiences you can have. Here's a bit more about me as a Trainer....

Here's where you will find my recent updates and comments about what I see happening in the world. Some stuff will be work orientated and some will be about me and the hubby! ...

  • COULDN’T AGREE WITH YOU MORE INDIACOCO

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    When I first saw this blog post this morning from IndiaCoco I just knew that I had to comment.

    My career has led me to be a Senior Manager in a number of large retail organisations and I’ve seen the planned discounting at certain times throughout the year and the ‘distress’ discounting that occurs when they realise they are carrying too much stock or there is not enough cashflow in the business to pay the bills!

    And.. i’ve seen how this destroys the retail industry. At this time of year I see so many stores ‘discounting’, so many people waiting for the sales to commence before they purchase and surely this is strangling our industry.

    However, what makes me increasingly concerned is the small business arena that is the life blood of this country with my stores: EcoToyStore and ChildrensEcoFurniture being part of it.

    I know that retailers will always face a ‘price-war’ of some sort – however, what I never expected was that I would see the same products I sell at a much cheaper price than ‘break-even’ point.

    And.. what concerns me here is that I remember what it was like when I had my first business, I didn’t really understand my numbers – when I thought I was doing well I certainly wasn’t and today I’m much more atuned to what a product costs, how much I can sell it for to demonstrate it’s value and how much it costs me to deliver that product..

    So.. do business owners really understand ‘margins’ and ‘profit’ … or do they see the ‘glamour’ of running your own business and try to beat everyones price regardless of what this costs..

    I do hope I’m wrong…

     

  • AMAZING #SBS DAY!

    AUTHOR: // CATEGORY: About Me

    Being recognised for one of my business’ ecotoystore by none other than Theo Paphitis is a great achievement for me and today I had the opportunity to have that recognition in person.

    Over the last few years I have worked hard (and continue to) in order to develop a business and a brand that will support the development of our future generations and bring back the value of family play time.

    Today, I sat in a room with over 900 other small business owners who had been recognised by Theo Paphitis via Twitter, and as I type this on the train on the way home from Birmingham, I know that there will be lots of people just like me buzzing from todays events.

    It was great to hear Theo talk about the future, what he saw happening with the retail industry; how Governments needs to work on business rates and abolish town centre parking to help grow our high streets. To hear him refer to himself as a Shopkeeper made me smile and brought back the memories of where it all began for me.

    I was 5 years old and my Mum & Dad owned an off-licence shop and that’s when I first got my taste of retail. The fact that I then attempted to play ‘shops’ and ‘post offices’ in my bedroom might have given me a little clue to my future career.

    And whilst I have worked in financial services, warehouse and distribution and retail, I now see that this has given me the knowledge to develop and grow my business even further.

    Sometimes we sit and analyse what we should do, we stop ourselves from taking action – well today the message was loud and clear: without the expletives it was a resounding ‘Just ** do it’

    You sometimes forget what you achieve in your business but as I sit back and think about it over the last few years I’ve become:

    • A Retailer
    • A Shopkeeper
    • A Web Developer
    • A Web Designer
    • An Accountant
    • A Marketer
    • A Social Media Relationship Builder
    • A Toy Master
    • A Furniture Seller
    • A Customer Service Agent
    • A Buyer
    • A Pick, Pack & Despatcher

    And all because I love what I do… if I hadn’t have started my retail business, I wouldn’t be where I am today and today it made it so clear – I’m proud of what I’ve achieved and I can’t wait for what the next few years is going to bring for me!

     

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  • IF YOU ASK ME WHAT I DO I’D SAY….

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    I thought it was about time that you saw a little insight into the world of me…

    Whilst I have a very clear goal in life and work my socks off – it is sometimes hard to share what I do, as it really depends on who I’m talking to, and what they are interested in – as I run at least 2 distinctive business’

    For a long time now I have been very passionate about Training – I love being creative, designing new courses and seeing how people develop. And you will often see me sat here writing a new piece of training material or stood in front of a group of people helping them to enhance their skills.

    However.. since the Age of 7 I can’t deny that I wanted to teach children and whilst I don’t wish to do that anymore, I do see that our future generations are an important part of our life, and if we are not careful they will be sat in front of the TV playing on all the new technology and we will lose what was at the heart of our childhood: Fun, Outdoors, Games, Laughter and more importantly Learning!

    So I brought the 2 passions of my life together and created a range of online stores to cater for the development needs of our children today whilst adding the value of  ’family play time’.

    It’s my intention to keep this blog updated with an insight into my world – but in the meantime feel free to take a look around and do get in touch if I can be of any help.

    Lind x

     

     

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