An Exciting Year Ahead to Follow a Successful 2017
Following a successful 2017, the team at Welligogs are looking forward to another year of collection launches, spectacular events and trade shows. 2018 is already shaping up to be our most exciting year yet, so we wanted to share our plans for the months ahead and reflect on some of our proudest moments from the past year, too.
Achievements including the launch of new product lines, television spotlights, celebrity endorsements and the expansion of our stockist network have put the Welligogs name firmly on the map as a luxury brand renowned for clothing and footwear that beautifully blends performance and practicality with style and elegance.
More media personalities and celebrities than ever – stars such as jockey and inspirational Olympian Victoria Pendleton CBE, sports broadcasting royalty Clare Balding, BBC Countryfile presenter Anita Rani, Sky Sports presenter Julie Collier and ITV star Lucy Verasamy – have been spotted wearing our fabulous pieces. It’s a wonderful complement to be chosen by these ladies and we hope to see them modelling even more Welligogs styles in 2018.
Equestrians (both professional and novice) and horse-lovers form an important part of the Welligogs community, so we are incredibly proud to have won numerous “Best Dressed” awards at events throughout the UK. Sarah Parkes took home the coveted prize at “Trot Up” during the prestigious Badminton Horse Trials, and Clare Abbott secured the same at the Burghley Horse Trials. To top off our photo gallery of equestrian professionals dressed in Welligogs attire, the Junior GB Equestrian team were snapped wearing our Phoebe shirts as they achieved a Bronze medal at the Internationals in Ireland.
We’ve also loved seeing many stylish ladies sporting signature Welligogs pieces at events such as The Game Fair’s Ladies day (held at the historic Hatfield Hall in Hertfordshire), of which we were proud sponsors of in 2017.
We love connecting with our customers and one of our favourite things to do is to check out all the wonderful photographs that are shared with us on social media. Whether you’re showing off your latest Tweed or putting your new boots to the test, please tag us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram #welligogs so that we can see how you style your Welligogs. We also run a monthly competition across our social channels, in which you can win our coveted gift cards.
Supporting charities matters a great deal to the Welligogs team and in 2017 we donated a portion of our profits to charities including the WWF, Tusk Trust, Air Ambulance, Guide Dogs, Macmillan and Breast Cancer Care. We also continue to take active roles in supporting other worthy causes, whether it be participating in marathons and treks across Oman (well done, Hannah Morgan ) or lending a hand on fundraising stalls (thank you, Tess).
Welligogs is constantly evolving our product range and is passionate about enhancing our collections. We’re planning on launching a number of brand new pieces in 2018 and we welcome any suggestions that you may have for product types, colour options or even range names! Whether you work and live in the country and love to ride on the moors and trek the fields with your dog in tow, or you centre on the city and enjoy a great meal followed by a trip to the theatre – Welligogs has practical, stylish, distinctly British clothing and footwear for you.
Taking on the challenges of 2017 and building our brand for 2018 was a fantastic experience – but we absolutely could not have achieved our successes without our fabulous and loyal customers. We would like to thank each and every one of you who has supported our British family business by meeting us at shows, shopping with us online and connecting with us on social media. The Welligogs team is hugely looking forward to what 2018 has to offer – we have a feeling it’s going to be a great year. Come and help us join in the magic of our adventure.
THANK YOU AND VERY BEST WISHES