Ardent Candles was started in 2013 by us (Lisa and Paul Franklin)… with a little assistance from Misty, our beloved whippet. In all fairness Misty doesn’t help that much but she does like to sleep after a nice run.
We began Ardent Candles through our love of the home and of nice things to put in it. This love of course extends to candles… especially beautifully scented ones.
Our emphasis is on British made candles that offer high quality and great value. We also like to promote brands that hand make / hand pour their candles using materials and processes that are as ethically and environmentally friendly as possible.
In terms of our own practices, we too ensure that our carbon footprint is as small as it can be, hence we make use of recycled boxes and cardboard to package every order we send to you.
Why We Love What We Do
Ardent Candles is a "lifestyle" business choice for us. We work from our home in the beautiful Georgian city of Bath (although we are planning a move of all our Ardent Candles activities to a separate close location in Bath as we need more space these days).
Working from our home enables us to focus more on our family life (we have two young daughters). It also helps us to keep our costs low, which we endeavour to pass on to our customers through our weekly offers.
As for the two of us, Lisa has a strong background in design having studied Ceramics & Photography at university, resulting in research of the importance of living spaces in our homes. Paul is a Modern Languages (mostly Spanish) and IT graduate and has worked in Online Marketing & Website development for the past 10 years. We manage all aspects of Ardent Candles together.
Speaking With Us
We are always delighted to talk with customers and we value your feedback, good or bad. We can be contacted by phone, email, via our social media pages or through this website.
If you wish to speak with us, you can find all our details (including information about office opening hours) on the Contact Us page.
Thanks for paying us a visit!
Paul & Lisa
Ardent Candles is proud to support the Made In Britain campaign.