The Queen's Award

In April 2022, we were honoured to receive a Queen’s Award for Enterprise. One of 226 organisations nationally to receive this prestigious award, Urban Apothecary has been recognised for its excellence in International Trade.

Urban Apothecary began life from my kitchen table in 2012, before growing into the collection we see today of beautifully fragranced products for the home and body, made in our own candle factory in Leicestershire. 

With our British roots, we built the brand alongside partners such as The Conran Shop, Fenwick and Heals, before taking our collection overseas. It’s a great honour to be recognised for all our work in international trade with the most prestigious business award in the country.”  

- Tajinder Banwait MBE, Founder, Urban Apothecary London

Representing the UK as an Export Champion in support of change at the Department for International Trade, our founder has grown a successful business based on export. She is a superb example of what can be achieved with a global product and has given numerous speeches and presentations to enable other British businesses to take the first step to trading overseas.

Founded in 2012 and based in Leicestershire, Urban Apothecary is an exciting British brand, manufacturing and selling luxury home fragrance and body products in the UK and to thirty international markets. We are thrilled that our candles, diffusers, room sprays and body products with their stylish, minimalist aesthetic and bespoke fragrances that blend flowers, fruits and woods in an unexpected, contemporary way, are now recognised around the world.

The Queen’s Award for International Trade, now in its 56th year, is awarded for outstanding short term growth in overseas sales over the last three years.

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