Owned and run by Michelle and Mark Rasdall, we trade as an independent sweet shop within the Mr Simms Olde Sweet Shoppe company brand.
We set up our family business in the spring of 2017 as a mobile unit, enabling us to explore different parts of the country, and had a lot of fun doing so - so much so that in June 2018 we opened a new shop on the High Street in Worcester. As well as serving our customers in Worcester we supply sweets to events across the Three Counties.
Michelle first worked in London, organising national and international events for the children's charity, NCH (now Action for Children).
More than 25 years ago she set up the Samara Ballet School to serve the rural communities of East Cambridgeshire and West Norfolk. The school was entirely socially inclusive, offering classes to everyone; of any age, nationality and ability and regardless of disability, special needs or financial means. The emphasis was always on having fun ... in Michelle's own quirky and hugely effective style!
Michelle is also DBS checked, a qualified first-aider and is a licensed, professional chaperone for children in the entertainment industry, travelling extensively to work with children in theatre and film, photographic shoots and television productions for such as the BBC and Disney Channel.
Mark also worked in London, as an information specialist in the media industry for more than 30 years. This included spells at the advertising agency, Saatchi & Saatchi, its professional body, the IPA and the national newspaper marketing organisation, Newsworks