From Kitchen to Candle Empire: How We Turned a Hobby into a £15m Business

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Duncan and Cheryl Maclean, founders of Candle Shack, are expected to generate £15 million in turnover after leaving established careers to start a candle making business from their kitchen. The Falkirk-based company has become a leading candle making supplier, supporting nearly 10,000 customers and working with major international brands like Paul Smith and Overose. Despite humble beginnings, the Macleans see Candle Shack reaching a turnover of over £50 million by 2030, primarily from European operations, after experiencing 400% growth in the last year.

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