Current Location:

Watford

Localise Me

Skoobandz

skoobandz_title.jpg

schoobandz5.jpgTwo mums based in Twickenham are over the moon to have secured one of the UK's biggest mother and baby retailers, JoJo Maman Bebe, for their scooter accessory business, SKOOBANDZ, just six months after launching.

SKOOBANDZ are cool, fun, stretchy bands in different colours and styles that can be collected to personalise kids scooters.

Scooters are the new bike and the most popular mode of transport for youngsters today. So, when Emma Barnsdale and Jules King noticed that their kids and their friends loved collecting red rubber bands dropped by postmen from the pavement to stretch over their scooters they came up with the idea for SKOOBANDZ.

Says Jules: We love being mums but financially needed to return to work.  Over the last few years we have both had those moments when you come up with a potentially good idea and then do absolutely nothing about it. Then 2 years later you see that idea in the shops and kick yourself!

Emma adds: "We made a promise to each other that we wouldn't give up until something stopped us.  Although it has been lots of hard work and we have had some very challenging and stressful moments along the way it has also been fun. Every time we see a SKOOBANDZed scooter it brings a smile to our faces."

The pair's biggest challenge has been launching a business while caring for five young children between them. "We've made calls to accountants on the school run, designed packaging with children climbing on us, begged favours for schoobandz_image2.jpgfree childcare and timed phone calls around lunchtime naps (not ours!)," says Emma. "The kids have loved it though as we've played 'shops' numerous times in a bid to find out what their favourite coloured bands would be!"

Children can choose from funky neons, scrumptious candies and super cool glowies and the response from kids and parents alike has been fantastic.  Chris, Manager of Action Bikes in Whitton says "At Action Bikes we sell all kinds of scooters. SKOOBANDZ are a fun brand and a great pocket money purchase for kids."

SKOOBANDZ are stocked in JoJo Maman Bebe nationwide and local toy and bike/scooter shops.

Jules and Emma

Jules and Emma

For more information please click on the relevant link below

Encouraging Children to Learn the Value of Money

Encouraging Children to Learn the Value of Money

Wouldn’t we all like to know that as our children grow up and begin their adult lives that one day they will be able to afford to go to University, buy a car and even move out!?

Make mum’s life easier this Mother’s Day

Make mum’s life easier this Mother’s Day

From the terrible twos to the turbulent teens and beyond, mums are always there...

Staying Safe at the Seaside

Staying Safe at the Seaside

The STA's President Dave Candler has listed a few guidelines to help you and your friends and family have a fun-filled yet safe trip to the sea-side:

Building Resilience

Building Resilience

Tips on how to start preparing your child for future success from a young age...

What's on this Easter

What's on this Easter

Are you looking for some fun through the Easter holidays? Maybe you want to go on an Easter Egg Hunt? Meet the Easter Bunny himself or visit somewhere new? Our What's On Guide will help you plan your diary for a packed fortnight local to you or maybe even further afield if you are feeling more adventurous! Click here and localise to get started!   

Write for Raring2go!

Write for Raring2go!

Do you want to have your voice heard, do you have something to say, be it funny, serious or helpful hints and tips? We love having contributors articles and blogs online. If you think Raring2go! is the right place for your work to be seen we would love to hear from you. You can read more about what we are looking for in our article by clicking here