Two Fife women say they have become one of the first start-ups in the UK to supply tea and coffee with proven health and weight loss benefits.
Tracey Fisken and Lorraine Varndell, who collectively have more than 20 years’ experience in the UK diet and wellness industry, have set up Practically Slim Scotland, which is one of only a handful of UK distribution firms to sell certified organic and caffeine-free Iaso tea and Delgada coffee.
The pair, which are already supplying to both trade and consumer markets, say they are not only bringing something new to the marketplace, but have found an outlet for their considerable business mentoring and coaching skills.
Fisken said: “Lorraine and I have both come from a background selling and distributing weight loss products.
“We rose to management level, becoming fully qualified business and lifestyle coaches along the way, as we wanted to push ourselves to the max.
“We not only coached our clients to succeed, we coached others to join us and run their own businesses too.
“We have known each other for many years, have always worked well together, and felt the time had come to set up on our own.
“Practically Slim is a one-stop-shop; it’s our vision realised of a company where you can cover everything for your customer from effective products to help you look and feel better, including targeted and supported weight loss, to health and beauty to skincare products.
Varndell added: “We feel it’s not enough nowadays to just sell products, no matter how good they are, we want to take a top to toe approach so we have a beauty therapist too who offers treatments for clients directly from our premises.
“Selling a proven product range such as Iaso Tea can be for people at all stages of life,” said Tracey. “You don’t have to have any experience at all as we will help you and give you all the tools that you need. We hold training sessions for those we recruit and one to one mentoring and coaching sessions.”
“In just four weeks we have recruited a hundred new distributors to join us.”
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