Let me ask you a question – would you go to any dentist in any town for your routine check-up? Are you happy to go to any hairdresser who has an appointment? The answer will be no! – we do business with those we like, know and trust! As customers we want to know if we can ‘like, know and trust’ the companies we buy from, so in this series we ask our favourite natural and organic companies to step out into the spotlight.
It’s the turn of Patrick Folkes from CBD Globe Distributors Ltd
Tell us about you and your company…how did you get started?
An American friend arrived in the UK with a wonderful CBD Vape product. I’d never heard of CBD but loved the flavour and immediate relaxation of this healthy product. Stress is such a major factor in our lives and my reaction was immediate; WE NEED THIS IN THE UK!! I identified the USA supplier, went to visit and agreed a first supply while creating our brand called má, which is the first word in history from the Far East 10,000 years ago, for the magic hemp plant!
What were you doing in a previous life?
I’ve been an independent entrepreneur since 1990. For example, I co-founded the first UK Smoothie Company, called PJ’s, launched before Innocent in 1996 (it ended up in the hands of Pepsi), another healthy natural product that was a joy to work with, like premium CBD oil.
The daily news headlines tell us why! A change of direction offering products that are actually good for both people and planet has to be the right step.
What’s your USP? What sets you apart from your competitors?
CBD is classified as a medicine in the UK, and you cannot make any claims about whether it alleviates any medical conditions, unless your brand has been through medical trials, and the costs are prohibitive. So we have to rely on what the people who are using it regularly are telling us.
What kind of feedback you have received from clients?
We love getting feedback from our consumers, our website has examples of many wonderful testimonials about quality and positive impact on peoples lives.
What’s the next big launch / project coming up for you?
We have many plans!! All connected to CBD. Capsules, skincare, tasty food like chocolate and gummies infused with organic CBD… watch this space at má!
What’s your big dream?
For má to be the go-to-brand for relaxation, to counter the excessive stress levels of modern living, the 21st Century’s biggest foe.
Where can we find your products?
We sell only online, to keep our prices down and quality up.