The Hold My Wine story so far, in case you're interested...
Hi – I'm Keith and HMW is my little business. That's me you can see with my silly head poking out of the van above, although it's not quite so big in real life!
I've always wanted to run my own business; it's all I can remember wanting to do (apart from drive) since I was a kid. I love the idea of creating something from scratch, something unique and something that wouldn't be there if it wasn't for team HMW
Inspired by the stuff I was into as a teenager, I went through dozens of business ideas, from hot potato seller to music store/smoothie bar owner (before music retail was dead and smoothie bars were on every corner), but I needed real experience of being at the heart of small enterprise if I was going to be any good at running my own version.
After college I spent 8 years serving my apprenticeship at two of the best cool gift suppliers in the business, until I felt I had enough knowledge to have a go myself.
We started by finding cool stuff that already existed but wasn't available in the UK and supplying British retailers. However, the plan was always to create a range of super-fun super-useful HMW branded products and sell them alongside the other cool things we'd found to the best retailers and nicest people across the globe. So we did!
We're all committed to bringing you innovative, quality gift products and supplying them with a smile, hopefully creating a great name for ourselves in the process.
The future's bright. Join us!