The Nest @ John Richards – Showcase Winners Blog

The Nest @ John Richards is a subsidiary of John Richards, the Land Rover parts people.

In 2007, the opportunity arose to add a new branch to the company with the demise of a giftware wholesaler whose stock was put up for tender.  With the decline in the availability of ex-military vehicles and spares, despite still holding a vast quantity of stock, we decided to look into the giftware on sale and bid for quite a large quantity of items with a view to diversify and start selling giftware alongside the vehicle parts.

With the vehicle related side of the business already going strong, it was decided to sell the giftware in the same Ebay shop.  This worked fine to an extent but we needed to separate Vehicle parts from giftware online, if not at our retail premises. So The Nest @ John Richards was inevitable.  We have our own shop which is open to the public here at our Hinstock premises and now our own online presence.

Every year we take a trip to the Spring Fair at the NEC to look for new & unusual items to add to the site (and always get carried away!)

We are a family run business and are always looking to add as much variety to our shop as possible so we cater for all styles & preferences and are at present concentrating on increasing the size of our UK made stock items and are always looking for the unusual.

As an old hand at running chat rooms & social groups on MSN, I decided that ours would not be a standard e-commerce shop with the occasional business blog.  Our site engages people with competitions, games and blogs which cover all subjects from personal experiences to reviews.  We believe strongly in supporting small business & do not see every new UK start-up as a threat.  There are lots of very talented people out there making wonderful goods that deserve to be seen.  It’s for this reason that we decided to start our own ‘NESTBOW’ Showcase Business of the Week.  It is certainly not there to compete with the Freddie Pig’s Small Business Showcase, but in addition as there is most certainly room for both.

Even if you don’t need to buy at the moment, you are always welcome to come along to our website to either read our blog or take part in some of our quizzes and competitions (more can be found on our Facebook page: or just checkout our ‘NESTBOW’ Showcase to see which UK small business we are supporting this week!

You can follow me on Twitter for fun games & news of our products @nimuesnestgift and you can contact us at if you have any questions.

Thank you for reading

Nessie Richards (Internet Sales, Marketing & Admin)

John Richards T/A The Nest @ John Richards

The Smithy

Wood Lane

Hinstock Nr Market Drayton



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