Independent shops and businesses in Milton Keynes
Welcome to the latest independent mk showcase article, which introduces some independent businesses from in and around Milton Keynes.
We continue our quest to champion and highlight the local independent shops in Milton Keynes as well as the different independent businesses in our area offering services and products to the local community.
Here are the latest showcase introductions below so take a moment to read all about them, visit their website and be sure to give them a follow on their social media channels.
ALLEN CONSULTANCY & EXCEL SERVICES
Allen Consultancy & Excel Services offers Fleet Consultancy, Data Analysis and Spreadsheet Design. Fleet Consultancy – All aspects of managing a fleet, from procurement to disposal and all points in between. Not just in terms of the vehicles, but drivers as well. Data Analysis – Taking a spreadsheet/report, with a large amount of data, validating it and creating headline figures. Spreadsheet Design – Streamlining business processes by using Excel – providing estimates and then invoicing for work, monitoring stock levels and much more.
Location: Bugbrooke, Northampton NN7 3GD
ASK THE ANGELS
My name’s Victoria and I am a Certified Reiki Master Practitioner and Teacher, Celebrant Minister (@victoria.celebrantmk) and Spiritual Coach.
I started Ask the Angels in 2015 after becoming a Mummy and specialise in Reiki Healing and Teaching, Angel / Oracle Card Readings and the development and delivery of Life Marker Ceremonies. I also run Gatherings, Workshops and Training courses. I live in Milton Keynes with my to-be hubby and nearly 5-year-old and we love it here! I look forward to supporting you with your journey. Victoria xx
Location: Grange Farm, Milton Keynes MK8 0NU
We are based in Bedford and a small but passionate jewellery brand which launched in January 2020. Astrea is all about beautiful, sparkling jewellery at affordable prices. We have a carefully curated collection of rings, necklaces, earrings and cuffs.
BLACKENED SUN BREWING COMPANY
Hi, my husband and I run Blackened Sun Brewing Company in Stacey Bushes est Sept 2017. We produce a variety of beers many influenced by our love of Belgian styles. All our beers are un-fined and the majority are suitable for vegans. We have a taproom on site which is open to the public, Fridays 5pm -10pm, Sat 12pm – 10pm and Sun 12pm – 5pm. We always have six of our beers on tap, bottles to take away, wine, cider etc.
Location: Stacey Bushes, Milton Keynes MK12 6HP
THE FRUITY FARMER
We make a range of Fruit Gins & Liqueurs here on our farm at Stoke Goldington. All the fruit is either growing on our farm hedgerows or in the garden (apart from the oranges and lemons of course!) and our range is seasonal, small batch, with an emphasis on flavour and taste. We also make cold-pressed Rapeseed Oil too made using oilseed rape grown on the farm.
Location: Stoke Goldington, Newport Pagnell MK16 8LW
MY STYLE BUDDY
Hi everyone, my name is Reena. My Style Buddy is a Online Personal Shopper Service for both men and women, a service which saves you time, money and gives you lots of style inspiration and also finds you the perfect outfit! Come and follow my page, even if it’s just for a bit of inspiration.
Location: Milton Keynes
THE OLD TALBOT
The Old Talbot, Potterspury (just 10 mins up A5 from CMK) is where you can now enjoy tasty fresh pub grub 7 days a week, including the all new Vegetarian/Vegan/GF options. Whether it be a light-bite or a full blown meal at lunch or in the evening, the choice is yours. You can check out the menus via our website. We look forward to seeing you soon.
Location: Potterspury, Towcester NN12 7QD
PARK ROAD JEWELLERY
Hi! Michelle here from PRJ. I create bespoke jewellery and carry out repairs. Park Road Jewellery is the home of British jewellery designer Michelle Sawbridge-Praties. Michelle designs statement jewellery with a luxurious feel from her home studio in historic Stony Stratford.
Taking inspiration from nature and strong natural forms, results in a signature style that is minimalist and sophisticated. Each piece of Park Road Jewellery is lovingly crafted from initial sketch to workbench.
Park Road Jewellery hopes to call to the non-conformist in all of us. You won’t see the latest trends or fads here but instead you will find refined objects that endure the test of time through simplicity and beautiful craftsmanship
Location: Stony Stratford, Milton Keynes MK11 1LF
ROBERT NELSON WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY
Based in Milton Keynes and covering areas from London to Northampton and Oxfordshire. My photography is all about capturing the love and connections you share with each other whilst putting you at ease in front of the camera, producing a blend of natural images that capture your wedding day just as you imagine it to be. As your day unfolds from bridal preparations to the first dance together, I am there to capture all the special moments that happen between yourselves and without forgetting about your special guests.
I keep you well informed with helpful advice that helps your day run smoothly; how to manage your photography timings, how to get the ideal number of family group shots and when to capture the romantic bridal portraits together. I look forward to hearing all about your wedding plans.
Take a look at my behind the scenes videos on the website to see me working on real weddings.
Location: Bletchley, Milton Keynes MK2 2HT
Hi, we are Toybox, a charity supporting street children from our office in Bletchley, where there are just 12 of us working to make a huge difference to the lives of street children globally. We work with partners overseas to support small children, teenagers and families who either live or work on the streets, or both.
Find out more about us at www.toybox.org.uk or in Instagram @toyboxcharity where you can find out about our work and read about what it is like for children growing up on the streets in some of the world’s most dangerous cities. Thank you!
Location: Bletchley, Milton Keynes MK3 6DP
URBAN LAKE PHOTOGRAPHY
Urban Lake Photography provides fine art Nature & Wildlife photographs to brighten up your coffee shop, restaurant, office, etc. with locally produce stunning photographs. Expanding into pet portraits (natural currently but studio soon too hopefully).
Location: Milton Keynes
VIS A VIS SKIN CLINIC
Hi beautiful people, my name is Tara. I am the proud owner of Vis à Vis Skin Clinic based in Bedford. I am L4 qualified aesthetic practitioner. I provide medical grade facials such as chemical peels and microneedling to treat skin conditions such as acne, acne scaring, pigmentation, rosacea, wrinkles and aging skin.
The main reason for my set up was to educate people more on their skin type and condition to help them through their skin journey with me. I believe there are many places you can get treatment but at Vis à Vis Skin Clinic I want you to learn about the root causes so you can be part of getting smoother tone and texture skin.
Location: Bedford MK40 3NF
Thank you to all the independent businesses that contributed to this showcase article. We look forward to following your journey. Let’s all help the independent business scene in Milton Keynes and surrounding areas grow from strength to strength.
Have a great weekend!
– Becca and Stu –
Click here to check out the previous independent mk showcase article from a few months back, featuring the following independent businesses from Milton Keynes and the surrounding area:
- BROWS BY AINSLEY
- CHANTY’S KITCHEN
- CLIPSTONE DAIRY
- LITTLE DOLLY DAYDREAMS
- JAM MOO KOW
- JL CAKES
- LUX STONY
- MY REFILL MARKET
- OH MY CAKERY
- ONCE IN A LIFETIME BRIDALWEAR
- THIS IS THE LAST STRAW
- VIBE JUICE