Hi, I’m Helen and I started Rockpool Trading as an online business in 2011, with the help of my husband Brendan (before the two little scamps pictured came along!). We are┬ápassionate about all things Devon & Cornwall, and wanted to showcase the best locally made and locally designed gifts and homeware, supporting makers to run their own businesses whilst also selling beautiful handmade and locally designed products to people all over the world.

We were very fortunate to be awarded a Theo Paphitis #SBS award for our business in 2014, and this, together with a well-timed redundancy package from “the day job” in 2015 led us to open our first shop in Plymouth’s historic Barbican area. Since opening, we have built a loyal following of customers as well as broadened our product ranges to include gifts, homeware, children’s clothes and accessories, soaps & candles, jewellery, greetings cards, and even locally made chocolate.