Candle company shines brightly at Seaford homes development

Candle company shines brightly at Seaford homes development

A local candle company have been brightening people’s homes after working to make scented products for Bellway’s latest housing development.

The Victorian Candle Co., based at their workshop in Carlisle, Cumbria, were contacted by Bellway after they sought to offer something unique and personal to their customers.

A total of 500 Cumbrian candles were hand-poured, stickered and quality checked before heading to Seaford Grange, Bellway’s latest housing development based near Eastbourne in East Sussex.

Founded by brothers Aidan and Ru Blackett in early 2019 while both in full-time education, they now operate their candle business as their full-time careers and employ a small team of local people to help keep up with demand.

Aidan Blackett, Co-Founder at The Victorian Candle Co., said: “This was an incredible opportunity for us and our whole team were so excited to work with Bellway.”

“We’ve definitely progressed a long way as a company throughout the last year, and this marks another exciting step in our journey towards becoming a nationally-recognised brand.”

“Purchasing a new home is a special experience, and we’d like to thank Bellway for allowing us to become a part of that journey for so many people!”

Mark Harrop, Sales Director of Bellway Kent, said: “We take great pride in supporting small, independent businesses across all our developments. We often have the opportunity to do so with companies such as The Victorian Candle Co., who specialise in luxury household candles, which fits exactly with the lifestyle we’re offering to buyers at Seaford Grange.

“Thanks to the hard work of Aidan, Ru and their team, we are now able to offer all our residents at Seaford Grange a bespoke, handcrafted scented candle on completion into their brand new Bellway property which is a really nice touch for our customers to be welcomed with.

“We would absolutely recommend The Victorian Candle Co. to anybody and would like to extend our thanks once again to them for being a valued supplier as we continue our mission to deliver homes at this development.”

Founded in 1946 in Newcastle Upon Tyne, Bellway Homes are one of the UK’s largest house builders with a staff count of over 3,000.

Bellway Kent is currently building new homes at Seaford Grange, off Newlands Road. The development comprises a mix of apartments houses, with prices currently starting from £415,995 for a three-bedroom semi-detached home.

For more information, call 0132 330 6012 or visit

The Victorian Candle Co.’s products can be found online at their website:

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