Naked Flame Candles,
Created in June 2009 with the opening of our 1st store at Horseshoe Nurseries, Bicknacre, Chelmsford, Essex CM3 4LR. An independent company owned by Ian Rochester and Andrew Prichard. Having started with a simple candle making kit, the response to those candles resulted in the expansion to a retail premises, to provide a wide range of wax products, with top brand names and home made candles. Along with candles we have expanded into providing Chelmsford's largest range of Reed Diffusers and Fragrance Lamps along with a large selection of candle holders and candelabras.
March 2010 saw the opening of our 2nd store in The Meadows Shopping Centre, Chelmsford, Essex. This provided us with the means to expand further with our current range, earning us the titles of the largest suppliers in Essex for Yankee Candles, Wax Lyrical / Colony Candles and Ashleigh & Burwood Fragrance Lamps.
2011 saw a lot of changes to the company. Andrew decided to persue other ventures in the early part of the year, and so Ian took over the reigns full time.
Due to the down turn in the market, the branch at Horseshoe Nurseries was no longer viable, and so had to close in August.
However, the company was made an offer by the largest Garden Centre in the SS11 / CM3 area, to come an open a new store with them.
This we did and in September 2011, Naked Flame Candles (Wickford) Ltd was born at Meadow Croft Garden Centre, Woodham Road, Battlesbridge SS11 7QU.
The new store has been a great success and as a result we have signed up for another 2 years at Meadow Croft.
By the end of the year, the company was proud to welcome the world class Lampe Berger to its stores. The worlds number one company for fragrance is now in
Chelmsford. If you're looking for something with a bit of class, with a French touch, this is your product. See web site for details.
As we look now to 2012, our sights are firmly on growing the business further and bringing more quality fragrance products to our customers at good and competative prices.
On behalf of all the staff at Naked Flame Candles, we thank everyone for their continued support and custom.