Striving to be the home of beautiful, personalised productivity tools since 2013, Martha Brook has shipped more than 200,000 pieces of stationery around the world. In 2019, the company turned over c. £1 million and is now raising their first round of investment to accelerate growth.
- Profitable every year since launch. In 2019 direct sales grew at 56%
- Widely featured in press including Daily Mail, Forbes, The Independent
- More than 40,000 followers across social media networks
- Customers across more than 50 countries including the US and Australia
Martha Brook strives to be the online home of beautiful personalised productivity tools. We aim to uplift, inspire and empower people around the world with our stylish stationery.
Founded by entrepreneur Martha Keith in 2013 who felt that whilst there are many young people who adore stationery, they can’t get what they want from the high street. Young women, in particular, are looking for ‘trend-led, personalised stationery from a brand with values they can relate to’, which is where Martha Brook comes in.
By focusing online, we've been able to grow and be profitable every year since we started. To date, we have sent out more than 200,000 pieces of stationery to more than 50 countries around the world. Last year we turned over sales of c. £1m (2019 rev £957K, EBITA £22.3K).
We have more than 40,000 followers across our social media networks and have been widely featured in the press. Reader’s Digest said, ‘Martha Brook is your go-to for [stationery with] motivational quotes that will help you tackle your trickiest of goals.’
The online stationery market is worth c. £7BN. Its growth is being driven by design-led, personalised stationery, and with more people set to work from home, this is predicted to grow even faster.
We now want to build on the strong foundations we have created with investment in product development, team expansion, technology and marketing to accelerate growth.
Martha Brook has an established team with extra flexible production staff during our busiest times of the year. Our growing team includes:
Martha Keith, Founder and CEO: Cambridge graduate Martha founded Martha Brook after a career in sales and marketing at a leading healthcare company. In her last role, she was a Business Director, which she left to pursue a lifelong passion for paper goods and is currently responsible for overseeing strategy, marketing, brand and product development.
Chris Keith, Operations Director: Chris, a former Global Marketing Director, brings extensive experience in sales and marketing and leading large teams. He is passionate about developing and motivating people and delivering results. Chris is responsible for finance, production, logistics and HR.
Edlyl Asis, Partnerships and PR: Edlyl looks after our brand collaborations, PR and events.
Hannah Watt, Designer: Hannah has worked for Martha Brook for almost three years on design and product development.
Cathy Collins, Head of Dispatch: Cathy ensures thousands of parcels leave us on time and go to the right places!
We plan to expand our senior management team to position ourselves for high growth over the next 4-5 years.