THE company behind the iconic Wrexham Lager soap is celebrating a huge step in the business.

Family-run Mountain Garden Botanics, based in Minera Mountain, Wrexham, has secured a deal to supply their pet grooming range to national retailer, Pets At Home.

Founded with a passion for both pets and the environment, Mountain Garden Botanics has been known for their dedication to creating premium, all-natural grooming products for pets and their soaps.

Their handmade natural pet grooming range embodies the ethical ethos at the heart of the business, created by founder Gillian Thomas-Jones.

Mountain Garden Botanics products in Pets At Home.

Mountain Garden Botanics products in Pets At Home.

Of the deal with Pets At Home, she said: "I'm over the moon, it's been a whirlwind. It was a lot of hard work but we've proven even a little family business can do it."

Started in September 2020, Gillian, who had previously worked in the pet trade, was aware of the scale and varied quality of the products available. The 39-year-old set her sights on creating a premium pet range.

Gillian added: "A pet is like a baby, they don't have a choice what is put on their skin or through their mouth, that's our choice.

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"So for me, that should be the best, just like a baby should have.

"I started to look at lots of things, lots of research. Through my collection of pet and human skin care and home products, my ethos was to be as ethical as possible.

"All my ingredients are cruelty-free, I don't test on animals, all my products are palm oil-free and 100 per cent made in Wales.

"Even my packaging is as eco as possible, even the labels use vegetable ink. Everything can either be recycled at the kerb or upcycled at the home if you're a bit crafty."

Mountain Garden Botanics Gillian Thomas-Jones, has secured a supply deal with Pets At Home nationwide.

Mountain Garden Botanics' Gillian Thomas-Jones, has secured a supply deal with Pets At Home nationwide.

The nationwide launch at Pets At Home is not just a win for Mountain Garden Botanics but also a celebration of the resilience and creativity of small family businesses.

Gillian takes Mountain Garden Botanics' Wrexham roots to heart, and offers free shipping within the area, a thank you for those who 'support local'.

As well as having her products available online, entrepreneur will also have stalls at several Christmas markets, including Ruthin on November 25, Hawarden Farm Shop on December 3 and Wrexham's Victorian Market on December 7.

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