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Hello, Happy New Year & welcome to the first & last Both Barrels blog of 2019. With the dawn of a new year comes a new start & here at BB we’re certainly no different. 2018 brought us many amazing experiences, many valuable lessons & crucially a clearer vision of our future – all of […]

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Busy Bees

Quite often we open up the blog updates with an ‘it’s been busy’. The truth is, it’s almost always busy at BBHQ however this particular month has been unbelievably busy! The number of plates we’re spinning have increased, the challenges upped but the opportunity to develop our brand & business have also increased & this […]

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Sunny September

Hello, and welcome to September’s blog. Just when we thought summer had moved in to autumn, the bright skies and warm rays have come flooding back! Punctuated by the usual Manchester rain, of course! This month’s round up features a new partnership, further details on product development & an outline of our activity planned for […]

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Heatwave & hay fever

In keeping with this year’s blog theme, here’s our round up of activity from Both Barrels HQ during the month of July. It’s been hot & there’s been a lot of hay fever, hence the punchy article headline (sadly no puns just the brutal, sweaty/sneezy, truth). New Home The culmination of around 3 months solid […]

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‘We should all be British Plus!’ – Both Barrels at the Make It British Forum

Both Barrels founder Mat Booth spoke to an audience of British manufacturers at the recent Make It British Forum at Manchester Metropolitan University, outlining the proudly ‘British Plus’ ethos that goes into the Both Barrels product range. His talk addressed the realities of starting a UK manufacturing business, how being British-made can help to get […]

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Pack your bags for a long weekend in Manchester

Manchester is the real heartland of Both Barrels, but what is it about the city that cements its appeal not only for those who call it home, but also for those who come as visitors to the area all year round? There’s an old joke that if you ask a Brummie which is England’s second […]

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Both Barrels’ Best of Britannia ‘best of the best’

The Best of Britannia show in London on October 12th-13th was a showcase for some of the nation’s most exciting and relevant fashion brands in everything from clothing to jewellery to accessories like our own designer luggage, as well as a chance to encourage more consumers to buy British. Here’s our round-up of the ‘best […]

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Ways to cash in on your commute

A good businessperson knows the working day doesn’t only start when you reach the office – there’s a whole generation of so-called ‘black cab entrepreneurs’ out there planning for success while on the way to work, whether in a cab, on public transport, or behind the wheel. Your options are a little more limited if […]

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Announcing our affiliation with the Campaign for Wool

If you own any of our designer luggage and laptop bags, you will be familiar with the beautiful Yorkshire wool used on the exterior of nearly all of our products, elegant, tactile and hard-wearing for the rigours of regular use. So Both Barrels is proud to be able to announce our affiliation with the Campaign […]

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Take Both Barrels with you from Work to Weekend

The Work to Weekend style tradition takes the stress out of the Friday commute to leave you ready to relax from the moment you leave the office, and Both Barrels are helping to make this dream a reality with our stylish executive bags that double as designer luggage for evenings and weekends too. We understand […]

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