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The leading luxury pushchair brand will exclusively reveal its 2015 Collection at The Harrogate International Nursery Fair

The much anticipated full iCandy Collection is to be exclusively revealed to the UK trade at The Harrogate Nursery Fair this weekend. Harrogate Nursery Fair is the UK’s premier nursery trade event, established for 44 years, the show has built a great reputation for an array of new and innovative baby products.

With over 80 years of cutting-edge innovation and nursery experience, iCandy brings a collection of beautifully formed, luxury pushchairs. Set to be one of the most exciting events at Harrogate Nursery Fair is iCandy’s launch of the Designer Collection. As a celebration of the 5th anniversary of the iconic Peach pushchair, iCandy will introduce the new Designer Collection including two new, exclusive pushchairs: The Black and The Classic. Brimming with features, styled with no compromise and formed from the highest quality materials, this beautifully crafted collection sets a new standard for pushchair excellence. Both loaded with features, both of the highest quality, but both distinctly different.

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As well as a variety of 7 collections from iCandy, the stand will also allow customers to get to grips directly with the luxury pushchairs with demonstrations of how to get the most out of your iCandy and a range of experts on hand to answer any query.

The Harrogate Nursery Fair, is the only Trade fair iCandy are visiting this spring and is certain to provide the ultimate iCandy experience. The iCandy stand will be exhibiting all weekend on stand number M27 – 28th-30th March 2015.

All products showcased will be available to pre-order along with the new Designer Collection.

Martin Boyle, Managing Director of iCandy added, “Harrogate Nursery Fair is the perfect platform for us to showcase some of our greatest, most beautiful pushchairs to date. Being at the forefront of innovation and style in the nursery industry means continuous improvement and innovation.  We’re hoping to increase iCandy’s brand awareness through Harrogate and in turn attract new business. We are proud of the much anticipated 2015 iCandy Collection and are looking forward to revealing the range to the UK Trade.”

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Full press packs are available from Harrogate Nursery Fair Press Office and the iCandy stand.

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iCandy World are selected as one of the 1000 companies to inspire Britain for 2015 by the London Stock Exchange

Contributing to the success of the iCandy brand, the report recognises the leading British company’s brand values, innovation and impressive growth.

Business at iCandy is very much a family affair, established for over 80 years, the current third generation CEO’s brothers Bradley and Warren Appel absorbed manufacturing knowledge from their grandfather Charles who founded a fashion company in 1933.

Today iCandy is the leading British luxury pushchair brand, receiving many accolades, and most recently the business was included in the London Stock Exchange second edition of the 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain. This is an annual celebration of some of the fastest-growing and most dynamic small and medium-sized enterprises who have significantly outperformed their sector peers in the UK.

Xavier Rolet, CEO of London Stock Exchange Group wrote to iCandy World’s joint CEO’s, Bradley and Warren Appel to personally congratulate them on the achievement: “The list shines a light on some of the UK’s most vibrant companies, including yours.

“Your company and the other 999 featured in the report are proof of all that the UK has to offer. On behalf of the London Stock Exchange Group, I thank you for inspiring us.”

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While iCandy distributes on a global scale, it is in fact run by a tight-knit British team of just over 50 people. The privately owned business has experienced an impressive growth in recent years and with its Great British heritage and company values has been recognised for numerous awards.

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Bradley Appel, joint CEO of iCandy said “It’s a great honour to be acknowledged by the London Stock Exchange. For iCandy this reinforces our innovation, trust and pioneering British design to our consumers. It’s an important accolade to have and it means so much to be recognised with other great British companies also achieving the fastest growth. This supports what we believe and is a powerful endorsement, we’re delighted as a British family business to have the London Stock Exchange Group, the Government and major political parties also recognise it.”

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Last week, Sir Richard Branson spent quality time with his three month old twin grandchildren Etta and Artie, taking the twins on a stroll together in Notting Hill with their iCandy Peach 3 Blossom Twin.

Sir Richard Branson is one of the most globally renowned British businessmen in the world, and he clearly demonstrates that his role as Grandfather is now one of his top priorities. The 64 year old entrepreneur became a grandfather for the first time in December 2014, when his daughter Holly welcomed twins with husband Freddie Andrews.
Richard Branson x3 British entrepreneur, Sir Richard Branson takes new born twin grandchildren on a stroll in their iCandy Peach 3 Blossom Twin

Sir Richard Branson was the first to announce the birth of their twins, writing on his website: “Delighted to share the happiest of news – Holly and Freddie are now the proud parents of a beautiful baby boy – and a beautiful baby girl!”

Famous for its one-hand fold and fashion-forward British design, iCandy’s iconic pushchair has seemed to have won over the British entrepreneur. This is the first time Sir Richard Branson has been pictured in public with his grandchildren, and he seemed to be taking his new role as Grandpa in his stride with the stylish Peach 3 Blossom Twin in Black Magic. With little Artie and Etta all to himself, the new grandfather was seen heading into a luxury nursery store to buy some baby essentials.

RICHARD BRANSON3 8 2 iCandy LR British entrepreneur, Sir Richard Branson takes new born twin grandchildren on a stroll in their iCandy Peach 3 Blossom Twin

In his most recent post, he revealed that he had been taking them out to buy presents for their new little cousin, who had been born days earlier.

‘Very soon the proud parents were able to bring Eva-Deia home to meet her cousins, Etta and Artie,’ he wrote. I popped to the shop for some baby gifts with Etta and Artie in town then we spent a glorious Sunday afternoon together as a family with all three babies.

‘It marked the start of a new life for us all.’

The doting grandfather seemed to be a natural with the pushchair and as he strolled into the store he demonstrated why the Peach 3 Blossom is perfect for parents with more than one child – the single footprint ensures getting through doors is a much more smooth and easy process than it would be with a pushchair that was double the width.

The Branson family is growing fast, in the space of two months the Virgin tycoon has welcomed three grandchildren.

It was Sir Richard who announced Sam’s happy news on his Virgin blog, under a post titled ‘Becoming proud grandparents – again’

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Luxury pushchair brand, iCandy will reveal its 2015 Collection for the first time at The Baby Show, ExCel

The much anticipated iCandy 2015 Collection is to be exclusively showcased to the UK at The Baby Show, ExCel. The Baby Show is the UK’s leading pregnancy and parenting event, running for over 10 years the show attracts major players in the nursery industry and has become an essential part of the journey into parenthood.

With over 80 years of cutting edge innovation and nursery experience, iCandy brings a collection of beautifully formed, luxury pushchairs. Set to be one of the most exciting events at The Baby Show is iCandy’s launch of the Peach All-Terrain and the iCandy Strawberry 2.

As well as a variety of 7 collections from iCandy, the stand will also allow customers to get to grips directly with the luxury pushchairs with demonstrations of how to get the most out of your iCandy and a range of experts on hand to answer any query.

iCandy further cements its status as a luxury fashion brand as it plans to strut its 2015 Collection on the catwalk at 1pm every day at The Baby Show. Consumers will enjoy a fashion spectacle, featuring a string of show-stopping iCandy pushchairs and accessories.

Visitors will have the opportunity to win an iCandy Emilia changing bag and Lambswool Blanket by simply visiting the iCandy stand and taking a photo of the prize and posting on Facebook or Twiter with the hashtag #iCBabyShow.

The Baby Show, ExCel will certainly provide the ultimate iCandy experience. The iCandy stand will be exhibiting all weekend on stand number H6 – Friday 29th February to 22nd February 2015.

All products showcased will be available to purchase through iCandy’s retail partner, Just Kidding. DSC 0338 3 3 836x1024 iCandy at The Baby Show, ExCel

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Sporty, versatile and robust the iCandy Peach All-Terrain is a must for outgoing, active parents

 

The action-packed iCandy Peach All-Terrain allows your new-born or toddler to join in with as much of your life as possible.

With on-the-go parents in mind, the designers at iCandy have created the ultimate versatile travel system with the use of three action-packed air-filled tyres that provide incredible terrain versatility. This is the pushchair for parents who want to show their child how to enjoy life to the maximum.

 

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Toucan Peach All-Terrain

The sporty colour-ways provide a splash of neon, with the option of an electric yellow or vibrant coral to create the ultimate statement with your iCandy or even match it to your sport trainers. Modern sleek curves combined with soft touch sport fabrics and simplistic styling, with a variety of two striking colours: Toucan (Jet black with electric yellow piping) and Sneaker (Grey with vibrant coral piping).

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Sneaker Peach All-Terrain

iCandy have engineered a great solution as postnatal life typically revolves around baby activities and clinic visits. Studies show it’s still important to embrace the outdoors and exercise as it can relieve stress, improve stamina and essentially make you a happier parent.

The iCandy Peach All-Terrain offers functionality beyond measure, a compact one-hand fold for swift collapsing when on-the-go. Once folded, the Peach All-Terrain boasts one of the smallest folds in the marketplace and can be freestanding to carry and store in the tightest of spaces.

The quick release, front swivel wheel ensures your child will experience the smoothest ride possible as you glide up and down pavements and along bumpy trails. The easy-lift, lie-flat carrycot is suitable for overnight sleeping, making it perfect for adventures abroad. This pushchair system has all the manoeuvrability, functionality and style a new parent could wish for.

  • Understanding the needs of the modern day parent, the Peach All-Terrain is suitable from birth. The carrycot is suitable for overnight sleeping and comes with a padded mattress and washable liner.
  • The Peach-All-Terrain is suitable for use with the Maxi-Cosi Cabrio or Pebble and BeSafe iZiGo car seats.
  • View the Peach All-Terrain demonstration video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FW4XGlrSnVk&list=UUzzUEiRPUWyg8lD_11FeDIw
  • iCandy Price: £640.00 / €740.89.
  • Available now iCandyworld.com
  • Available in colours Sneaker and Toucan.
  • Optional solid wheels available.
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The leading luxury pushchair brand is proud to announce its sponsorship of local Under 15’s football team, Langford Youth

A brand that holds the local community close to its heart, iCandy are proud to announce its sponsorship of local Bedfordshire under 15’s football team, Langford Youth, for the 2014/15 season as part of the Chiltern Youth Football League.

Playing its most recent match at Sandy on 14th December, the team didn’t disappoint with their performance and won a fantastic 5-1.

Martin Boyle, Managing Director of iCandy said: “As a family business we pride ourselves in supporting the local community wherever possible. As we continue to grow from strength to strength we will continue to value the support of our local community and employees passions. We wish Langford Youth the best of luck moving up the league.”

Langford Youth team Global British brand, iCandy, sponsor local football team

Top Right – Left: Ben Keene, James Wallis, Rio Rowley, Callam Atkins, Sam Hogben (Vice Captain), Peter Mason (Captain), Jenson Smailes.

Bottom Right-Left: Ryan Parker, George Neal, Aiden Wright, Demsey Parsons, Olly Charter, Taylor Albon, Luke Soden

Not Pictured – Joseph Secker and Nathan Field.

Phil Smailes, Head Coach, and Kevin Atkins, Assistant Coach, U15’s Langford Youth added: “It’s wonderful to have a globally recognised brand support the local squad and on behalf of the team I would like to thank them for their sponsorship. This has helped the club purchase new strips for the team who were thrilled to be wearing them. We hope to continue working with iCandy for many more years to come and see this as only the start of a fantastic partnership.”

Langford Youth will be playing their first return match at home on 4th January so be sure to support them at King George Memorial Playing Field, Church Street, Langford, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, SG18 9QE.

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FQ Top Gear Award 2014

The experts at FQ Magazine label the iCandy Charlie bag ‘Top Gear of 2014’ 

Leading British pushchair brand, iCandy have been awarded the “FQ Top Gear Award” for their luxury changing bag collection. Long gone are the days of the man-bag dilemma as iCandy reveal their luxury bag collection from ex-Mulberry designer, Janet Collin. With a great gap in the market for practicality and style, Janet turned her hands to ensure fashion savvy, stylish Dads can look dapper on the go whilst carrying all a child’s necessities. The experts at FQ put the messenger bag to the test and agreed the collection deserved the FQ seal of approval.

Charlie FQ iCandy has the “FQ Top Gear Award 2014” in the bag

FQ’s founder and publisher, Damion Queva added: ‘The FQ Top Gear Award 2014 is reserved for the very best products around – Top Gear stands for top quality and great function. From refreshing choices of colour, to durability and easy conversion into a functional laptop bag, the iCandy Charlie is ideal for modern dads and fuses practicality with really looking fashionable.’

The Charlie bag is available in a range of seasonal colours in a rich nylon fabric including black, red and purple. Silver details, from the zips to the buttons and hooks, provide a stylish contrast to the relaxed nylon with leather look trim. The external zipped compartment and pouches allow on-the-go Dads easy access to small items. Packed full of features, the interior presents deep compartments with generous space to fill with a child’s everyday needs and essential zipped and open pockets for quick ‘go-to’ grabs.

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Understanding the needs of the modern day father, iCandy continue to lead the way in the nursery fashion industry. Combining 80 years of experience within the nursery sector, with impressive design and fashion credentials, both Janet, as a working mother in the fashion world, and iCandy, understand the importance for today’s modern parent to express their individual style whilst adhering to the practicalities of being a parent.

Janet Collin, iCandy’s Accessories Designer, speaks about how her own experiences gave her inspiration: ‘When we became parents I remember how frustrating it was for my husband to find a more masculine changing bag that looked great and also worked on a practical level when carrying nursery products around, as well as his own belongings. As a designer you are always trying to improve your life by improving the products you use, and with our new collection of bags I feel we have really achieved that. The Charlie collection can easily be used between mum and dad and enables men to feel more at ease, in style.’

The Charlie bag iCandy has the “FQ Top Gear Award 2014” in the bag

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The new and improved Strawberry 2 is the latest addition to join the iCandy family

Now in its second generation, iCandy have taken the widely acclaimed Strawberry and added further improved modifications. The fabulous second edition boasts incredible functionality and oozes British style. Suitable for a newborn or toddler, the multifunctional system offers a variety of exciting features. Continuously looking for ways to innovate, the pioneering designers at iCandy have created a state-of-the-art seat frame that can be used for both the seat unit and carrycot, by simply popping-in and out the carrycot and seat unit fabrics when required. What’s more, by removing the carrycot base, the patented carrycot folds, making storage of the pushchair and accessories even more compact. Suitable from birth and overnight sleeping, the lie-flat carrycot is positioned higher and closer to the parent to promote interaction in the early months, whilst also relieving your back when lifting your baby in or out of the Strawberry 2.

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The award winning Strawberry 2 continues to offer unique iCandy patents such as MemoryTM auto alignment, which remembers the recline position, even after it has been folded the pushchair will automatically open in the same position. Multifunctional with user-friendly handling, the unique one-hand Step & Stand FoldTM system provides swift collapsing with one hand. Once compactly folded, the versatile Strawberry is freestanding to carry and store in the tightest of spaces. The folded Strawberry can also be wheeled around, for maximum manoeuvrability when not in use.

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iCandy have also increased the under basket storage by 35% from 23 litres to an impressive 31 litres. The deep, spacious storage basket holds the weight of 5Kgs, making the Strawberry 2 perfect for on-the-go families. Four-wheel-suspension with lockable front swivel wheels spin you out of tight spots when strolling around city corners or bumpy country trails.

For the first time, the lightweight chassis is available in sleek matt black or chrome, weighing an astonishingly low 8KG. Pushing the boundaries further, the new Strawberry seat unit can now hold a maximum weight of 25KG. All of this functionality wrapped up in stylish sleek curves and new head-turning flavours, including: Anthracite (sleek black), Dune (sand dune), Smoothie (pastel pink), Lush (scarlet red), Pacific (sea blue) and Prism (deep purple). With the Strawberry flavour packs, iCandy allow you to create a one-of-a-kind, personalised iCandy by adding one or more flavour packs. This adds a splash of colour through the seat liner, harness pads, carrycot apron and canopy.

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The experts at Pushchair Trader award iCandy the top spot in this year’s awards, receiving Gold and the Consumer Choice award

 

Leading British pushchair brand, iCandy have appeared five times in the winners list, whilst securing the number one position in the official “Best Tandems” and “Pushchair over £650.” The experts at Pushchair Trader received hundreds of entries, putting each to the test. They furthermore gave the public the opportunity to vote for their favourite product to win the Consumer Choice award.

The iCandy collection have impressed the judges once again, in 2013 iCandy received Gold for the Apple 2 Pear, maintaining this top scoring slot reinforces iCandy’s reputation for quality, usability, innovation and trust.

The latest pushchair from iCandy, the Raspberry is multifunctional for maximum comfort for baby and parent. Renowned for its innovative design the lightweight stroller recently received the international Red Dot Design 2014 award, handsomely rewarding iCandy’s great British design. Continuing to be recognised, the Raspberry was awarded Bronze for best ‘Travel Stroller’ and ‘Pushchair £401 to £649’ by Pushchair Trader.

The award-winning Peach 3 and Peach Blossom 3 consistently scores high for performance and style and has once again taken the top spot, receiving Gold as not only the best ‘Pushchair over £650’ but also the best ‘Tandem’ and was presented the ‘Consumer Choice’ award.
PT Awards The iCandy Peach receives the highest accolade at the ‘Best Baby & Toddler gear 2014’ awards

A great success for the luxury brand, the iCandy Peach 3, the Peach Blossom 3 and the Raspberry were up against other major worldwide brands.

Martin Boyle, Managing Director of iCandy World said, “It’s a great honour to be acknowledged by Pushchair Trader, for iCandy this underpins the brands quality and trust to our consumers. It’s an important accolade to have and it means so much to be recognised with such highly regarded awards. We already believe in our leading products and it’s a powerful endorsement to have an independent organisation such as Pushchair Trader also recognise it.”

Pushchair over £650

Peach 3:

Best Baby & Toddler Gear – Gold

Best Baby & Toddler Gear – Consumer Choice

Travel Strollers

Raspberry:

Best Baby & Toddler Gear – Bronze

Pushchair – £401 to £649

Raspberry:

Best Baby & Toddler Gear – Bronze

Tandems

Peach Blossom 3:

Best Baby & Toddler Gear – Gold

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iCandy kick-start the festive season by launching its pushchair collection within the luxury department store, Harrods

Leading British pushchair brand, iCandy have launched their current range into the prestigious Harrods store. Representing the finest in British design, the eye-catching iCandy stand is unmissable, with pride of place at the front of the Pushchairs & Travel department.

iCandy have created two special new-born packages exclusive to Harrods customers, specifically for the iconic Peach 3 and the lightweight Raspberry.

iCandy will be holding their first in store event at Harrods this Friday 28th November, 10:00-15:00. Visitors will have the opportunity to meet an iCandy expert who will be on hand to answer any questions and to provide in-depth demonstrations. In addition to these fabulous packages, with every purchase, iCandy will give you an exclusive iCandy luxury gift bag.

IMG 0708 Tis’ the season for all things luxury  The iCandy newborn packages are exclusive for Harrods and are available now in store:

  •  Peach 3 package £1,120

Cobalt & Jet colour-way only:

Main Carrycot, Pushchair, Organic Cotton Mattress, Footmuff, Seat Liner, Car Seat Adaptors, Cupholder and Clamp, Palm sunshade.

Colbalt Peach 3 parent facing carrycot Tis’ the season for all things luxury

 

  • Raspberry package £745.00

Beetle and Sunflower flavour packs only:

Pushchair, Flavour pack, Footmuff, Newborn pod, Seat liner, Car seat adaptors, Cupholder and Clamp, Palm sunshade.

5542 830 Tis’ the season for all things luxury