Wow 2019, we’ve loved you!
It's been a long time in the making, but this was the year we finally launched Nursem across the UK, and more importantly took the first steps towards realising our goal of helping as many nurses, midwives (and other equally deserving healthcare professionals) as possible via the Nursem Promise.
It's a mission we've had for nearly 10 years now, and to finally see our incredible NHS staff benefitting from Nursem is a real dream come true – even more so when we receive messages of thanks, and to say how much relief Nursem brings to a busy shift. You may not realise, but those messages are what keep us motivated and inspired. So thank you to everyone who's supported us over the last 12 months (unfortunately there are too many to thank individually!).
Last, but certainly not least, we also welcomed our youngest member of the Nursem team into the family – our beautiful, ever-smiling and unbelievably ticklish baby boy, Harry. Both he and our eldest son Oscar are our true motivation, and we only hope we do you proud.
All our love, health and happiness for 2020.
Jonny & Antonia xx
If you're interested. Here are a few highlights of what has turned out to be an incredible year...
January & February - We finally received stock after a long and tricky road to get our first production run up and running.
March - Deliveries to our very first Crowdfunder supporters who backed us in 2018 were dispatched. That's the most Royal Mail bags we'd ever seen before!
April - Launch day in 220 Boots stores across the UK! April was also the month we were able to deliver our very first Nursem Promise Packs to healthcare staff up and down the country. We were also really lucky to be invited into BBC Radio Newcastle to tell our story about launching into Boots on the Lisa Shaw Show.
July - Thanks to sales in Boots and our other retailers we took the Nursem Promise out into the real world – where we were able to give out a month’s free hand care in person to 1,120 incredible healthcare staff at the Freeman and RVI hospitals in Newcastle Upon Tyne at the Benefits Everyone Fair.
August - We sold out on Boots.com!! The unbelievable support for the Nursem brand and the difference it has been making to hands was really showing – with 100% of the reviews on Boots rated 5*.
October - Your incredible reviews of our products kept coming through - from nurses who raved that Nursem was helping with ‘conditions they had suffered with their entire career’ through to mums who were seeing the effects of our hand cream after ‘only 4 days’. We were also shortlisted for the Natwest North East Entrepreneur awards.
November - Your support helped us to reach over 20,000+ nurses, midwives and other healthcare professionals via the Nursem Promise - helping provide much needed hand care for staff over the busy Winter period.
December - Rounding off the most incredible year, December saw another sell out on Boots.com, we partnered with Tea Pigs to provide some extra special Promise Packs in the last few days running up to Christmas – and last but not least we took part in a TV programme due to air in Spring 2020 which will hopefully give us a little extra boost!
To all those who have helped and supported us throughout the last 12 months, thank you so very much, and roll on 2020... 🎉🎉