Harrogate launch of The Yorkshire Soap Co.

#TeamCoco beauty writer Rachel McAlley went to Harrogate for the opening of The Yorkshire Soap Co. where she was in her element surrounded by beautiful luxury in the form of soap, cake soap, cupcake soaps and so much more.

The Yorkshire Soap Co. owners Warren and Marcus started to make soap many years ago on their kitchen table as quaint gifts for family and friends, it soon turned into a business possibility and The Yorkshire Soap Co. was born in late 2004. Marcus, an ex-chef had cake moulds and baking equipment at home, which helped with the initial design idea of cake soaps and cake slices. Warren, an ex-retail manager knew the best route to market the products, and the world of scrumptious soaps immediately took off.

Both Warren and Marcus are hands-on in each and every store, with all windows dramatically dressed to impress solely by the pair, and the own branded soap products are personally created by Warren and Marcus by hand still today, although they do have some help now as things have grown a little!

Marcus (left) Warren (right)

Warren, Company Director of The Yorkshire Soap Co. said; “We are thrilled to be opening our eighth store here in Harrogate. We are both passionate about the town and it’s ornate beauty, along with the distinctive architecture, well-known gardens, substantial retail offering, and world-renowned bakers and tea manufacturers. We have wanted a shop in Harrogate for many years, and have come very close many times, but nothing suited our brand until 1 James Street. It is a perfect fit for our bespoke, niche soaps, and we hope to add an extra sense of charm and affordable luxury to the already blossoming town of Harrogate.”

Marcus, Company Director of The Yorkshire Soap Co. added; “I’m a true Yorkshireman through and through, and couldn’t be prouder to be opening here in Harrogate. We recently opened a store in my hometown of Halifax at the magnificent Piece Hall, and this prompted us to engage in a little research. We ran a social media campaign to see who wanted a Yorkshire Soap Company shop in their town, and Harrogate came first with Sheffield and Whitby following in the research – so here we are, just about to open in Harrogate! Our soaps are an everyday affordable luxury product, one that we know Harrogate shoppers will welcome wholeheartedly. We are happy to say that during the current difficult climate on the high street we are still managing to open new stores and grow our little business into something wonderful. Here’s to an exciting future in Harrogate.”

Search online for The Yorkshire Soap Company to find out more about the collection of luxury soaps and bathroom treats.


Rachel McAlley

Rachel is currently a UK travel writer and beauty writer for House of Coco, she spends most of the week locked away in her country garden studio watching the world whizz by, and most of the weekend whizzing around the UK!

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