On 1 August 2020, we announced on Instagram that Puff Puff Ministry was open for business. Since then we've achieved some incredible milestones we're proud of.
Running a business is a juggling act. It's easy to forget to take a break and celebrate your wins. So, we thought it would be fun to review our first year in business and share some highlights with you.
August 2020: We launched nationwide delivery within 10 days because we had people in South London, Scotland, Wales and further afield asking us to deliver puff puff to them 🚚 🇬🇧
September 2020: We received our first corporate order from an insurance company in the City of London.
October 2020: We got a shout out in Seasoned Buzzfeed, a podcast by BuzzFeed UK.
November 2020: We were featured in Grazia UK as one of the best black-owned businesses to shop from 🥳
December 2020: We made 110 boxes of puff puff in 24 hours and shipped them all over the country for Christmas 🎅 That was the highest number of boxes we'd ever made in a day.
January 2021: We had to keep up with the demand, so we added a second production day to our kitchen schedule. We officially started shipping orders twice a week 🚀
February 2021: Puff Puff Ministry was nominated for the Black British Business Awards! What an honour for our small business that was only 6 months old at the time. Thank you to whoever nominated us 💛
March 2021: We hit 4,500 followers on Instagram. It was incredible to have come this far from 6 followers when we launched. One of those 6 followers was our mum 😄
April 2021: We received our 1,000th order on our website in just 8 months.
May 2021: We partnered with Supermalt to give two people the chance to win a box of puff puff and 24 bottles of Supermalt. It was surreal to join forces with a brand that makes a product we grew up drinking.
June 2021: We hit 6,000 followers on Instagram. We still can't believe we've created such an amazing online community.
July 2021: We made a viral TikTok! 😂 Check it out here.
August 2021: We're celebrating our first year of business, still active, still happy, still making all your puff puff dreams come true.
We’re so thankful to you all for being here. Whether you were one of our first 100 followers or you found out about us yesterday. Your support means the world to us. We can’t wait to see what’s next and we look forward to achieving more milestones with you. Thank you! We love you.
Marianne, Yossie, Lola and Fola