Goodfellow Blog

31/10/2018
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MEET KATIE

  Hello, I’m Katie, the newest member to join the Goodfellows showroom team. I thought I would take over the Goodfellows blog and use this opportunity to introduce myself and for you to get to know me a little bit better! I’ll start with where my Goodfellows journey began…The first time I stepped foot in the showroom was for my interview and to be honest, I didn’t know what to expect. Initially I thought the showroom would be on the ground floor and visible from the street, so walking up... Read More

03/10/2018
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We’re Making an Impact!

It has been a great couple of months for us when it comes to awards. Shortly after we found out we featured on Ward Hadway’s Fastest 50 Growing Companies in the North East List (read more about this on our other blog) we received some fantastic news from the Financial Times…we had featured on their inaugural Future 100 List! This is quite an achievement for us, as the list recognises fast growing UK companies that are making an impact on their industry or wider society. We were also selected by... Read More

20/09/2018
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FASTEST 50 FOR THE SECOND YEAR RUNNING!

We found out some fabulous news this morning and we just had to share it with you straight away!! We have been named as one of the Fastest 50 Growing Companies in the North East, for the second year running! What an achievement! The list, which has been published every year since 1998, is compiled and organised by law firm, Ward Hadaway and supported by The Journal newspaper. The list highlights and celebrates the achievement of fastest-growing, profitable companies in the region and we are absolutely delighted to be recognised... Read More

18/09/2018
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Perfectly Photogenic!

Love at first sight. We know it sounds corny, but sometimes we discover a brand and we instantly fall in love. This is exactly what happened when we first spotted Mud Australia and now we are absolutely delighted to welcome this iconic brand to the G & G family! There’s just something about Mud Australia, their style is so modern minimalist and artisan, which is different to anything else we have seen out there for hospitality. If you have never heard of this Australian brand before, then we guarantee you... Read More

22/08/2018
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SPOTLIGHT ON: COSTA NOVA

Irresistibly Mediterranean It’s hard to believe that one of our best-selling brands, Costa Nova, has not always been available to the hospitality market. It wasn’t until our MD and Owner, Valda, met Carlos, their MD and instantly saw potential in the brand. Now, their Friso collection can be seen in some of the best hotels and restaurants around the world and we have seen Costa Nova grow into one of your most-loved brands. Recently our MD’s Paul and Valda visited Costa Nova’s factory in Portugal and were blown away by... Read More

13/08/2018
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D E S I G N by Ella : Blog Entry No.3

D E S I G N by Ella Blog Entry No.3     Our New Showroom! I knew this was going to be exciting from the moment we found out we were moving, but a brand new space that we could design from scratch… where did we begin?! This will give you a bit of an insight into how and why we came up with final design. It’s also a step by step process of how we put together a concept for a new project. It’s now our second month... Read More

31/07/2018
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SPOTLIGHT ON: F I G G J O

This month we have put the spotlight on Figgjo! Here at Goodfellows we try and find any excuse to rave about our brands and Figgjo is one of our favourites, so we have dedicated a whole month to them. In case you didn’t know, Figgjo are a family-owned, award-winning Norwegian porcelain producer, established way back in 1949. We have collaborated with Figgjo for many years now, working together to bring new and exciting collections to the hospitality market. Together, we are constantly evolving and pushing the boundaries. Back when we... Read More

27/07/2018
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BLOOMING MARVELLOUS!

Meet Linda Bloomfield. She has been a potter for over 30 years and designs and makes amazing porcelain tableware in her West London studio. You may have already spotted some of Linda’s work in places such as Harrods, ABC New York, the Café Bar in the Royal Albert Hall and Nobu (just to name a few), but we first met the lovely Linda when she entered our Talent for Tableware competition back in January. We were already exhibiting at Table show and wanted to do something different, so we decided... Read More

20/07/2018
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THE PERFECT SUMMER ENTERTAINER!

We know summer isn’t over just yet, but we have to admit, so far this has got to be the best summer ever in the UK!!! Not only have we had months of glorious sunshine (although being typical Brits, we like to complain that maybe it’s just a tad ‘too hot!’) we have also had two major sporting events that have brought the nation together – The World Cup and Wimbledon. Even if you’re not a football fan, you must have been caught up in the whole ‘It’s Coming Home’... Read More

11/07/2018
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D E S I G N by Ella: Blog Entry No.2

D E S I G N by Ella Blog Entry No 2   We’re Talking Balls… For a few weeks every summer, it’s London’s excuse to dress the streets, windows and retail displays in wacky arrangements of giant hanging or piled up tennis balls (the more inventive display the better) and jump into the spirit of all things Wimbledon. Eating and drinking events pop up everywhere all with theme inspired menu’s to join in the celebration. I love that the oldest tennis tournament is here, right on the doorstep and... Read More