My new and improved Bath-Knight Blog

June 28, 2012 at 4:49 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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Anyone who reads my blog regularly will be aware that I’ve been blogging with WordPress.com for some time now. I’ve really enjoyed using WordPress.com and would most certainly recommend it to anyone looking to get started in the world of blogging.

However, after careful consideration I’ve decided to move my blog to a self-hosted site which is a little more technical but better suites to my needs. The URL to my blog remains the same www.bathknightblog.com and all previous content is included. You may see some slight changes visually but nothing too drastic.

www.bathknightblog.com creative

I was really happy with the blog transfer and will now have plenty of opportunities to make visiting the Bath-Knight Blog as user friendly as possible. However, I sadly lost contact with my wordpress.com followers and would love for you, and any new readers, to click my e-mail subscribe box to ensure that we stay in touch. Simply type in your e-mail address and you’ll be kept up to date with all of my posts.

Thanks for reading and making the Bath-Knight Blog such a success.

Annette

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Happy Father’s Day from Annette

June 17, 2012 at 9:00 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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Happy Fathers Day

As its Father’s Day today I would like to thank my father for not only being a wonderful father to my brother, sister and I but for his invention that has changed the lives of thousands of people, the first original bath lift, Bath-Knight.

Father’s Day is the perfect chance to celebrate what a fantastic father you have and how he has changed your life. If it wasn’t for my father, Bill Steadman, I wouldn’t be where I am today helping thousands of people get in and out of the bath. As my father lives in Florida I won’t be able to spend the day with him, however, I can look forward to seeing him and my mother in the summertime.

I hope you and your father have a wonderful Father’s Day however you may be celebrating.

My thoughts on Japanese Disaster

March 16, 2011 at 3:28 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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How to help:

British Red Cross Appeal – Japan Tusunami Appeal
ShelterBox- Offering Emergency shelter in Japan

Knitting for Kindness

January 18, 2011 at 10:20 am | Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments
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When I came into the Bath-Knight office this week and someone mentioned a new passion for craft making I just knew I had to write a blog. In actual fact, Lyndsay who works in our Marketing department is attempting to learn a new craft ever month this year.

What a wonderful challenge I thought to myself before I proceeded to ask what crafts she would be hurling herself into. When she said that January would bring knitting I was pleased and after realising that she was a complete novice I was overjoyed.

Today I came into work armed with my trusty knitting needles ready to show her the ropes and realised how sociable and charitable crafts can be.

I love to knit and it is something which I enjoying doing with my Mother. It is a simple craft that can end in garments such as scarfs, cardigans, cushions, quilts, blankets. But the most wonderful things that I have ever created by knitting are teddy bears. Yes, teddy bears, a small hand crafted teddy bear which is made with lots of love.

My Mother and I stumbled upon a fantastic charity, Teddies for Tragedies, an organisation which sends knitted teddy bears to disadvantaged children all over the world. The teddy bears are a small gift that can become a special, meaningful possession for children who have sometimes lost everything. 

To contribute you simply knit a teddy bear, so far my Mother and I have knitted 8 bears following the patterns available on the Teddies for Tragedies website. From there Teddies for Tragedies has a handful of charities which they work with to ensure that the cuddle toys go to children who need them.

The idea of cheering children up with such gifts came after the odd cuddly toy was packed into a medical emergency aid box, when medical staff handed out the toys along with essential medical care to countries in great need the teddy bears brought a great sense of joy and most importantly allowed children to smile!

Closer to home a local charity called Ray of Hope takes in hand crafted knit wear, anything from baby clothes, shawls, soft toys and other crafted items like cards. However, all have to have a baby theme ready for the babies which are being taken care of on the Maternity and Neonatal wards at the Leighton Hospital in Crewe.

Many of the babies here are premature so small sizes are appreciated, the charity prides itself  on having such a brilliant sense of community and are always looking for new knitters to contribute.

I can’t stress how easy it is to get involved. It is a great feeling to spend time knitting something which is not only adorable but going to a grateful home, whether that is here in a local maternity unit or thousands of miles away where a knitted bear is one of a child’s very few or sadly even their only toy.

With some luck and lots of practice Lyndsay will be posting her first knitted teddy to a very welcoming home! If you would like to be involved follow the links.

Teddies for Tragedies:http://bit.ly/kIhZJ

Ray of  Hope:http://bbc.in/dGIadC

Ray of  Hope Patterns:http://bbc.in/eavduY

Getting Started: Bath-Knight Online Guide

October 27, 2010 at 9:49 am | Posted in Uncategorized | 4 Comments
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Getting started online can be a daunting thought for many. However, by making the most out of your online resources, being active online can quickly become very positive. I have witnessed this myself, as my 89 year old Father in law has recently started to use the internet to shop online and e-mail family located all over the world. Using simple to use, step-by-step guides are often a quick and simple way of using the internet without any trouble.

As the Managing Director of Bath-Knight I want you to make the most out of our website. Having created the site for you, helping you use www.bath-knight.co.uk is very important to me and the Bath-Knight team. We have created an easy to follow guide which directs you to our home page and for those feeling more adventurous to the online brochure request form.
How to get on to Bath-Knight.co.uk and order a Bath-Knight Brochure

 
1. Open your Internet explorer.
2. Once you are on your Internet home page, click the URL bar at the top of the page.

Internet Home Page

3. Select the current URL/www. address (this will become highlighted)
4. Once highlighted erase.
5. Now type in the Bath-Knight URL address- www.bath-knight.co.uk

URL Address bar

6. Wait to load, this make take a couple of seconds so be patient- don’t be tempted to keep clicking, as you’ll find, as I did that more pages will open than needed.
7. When loaded you will be on the Bath-Knight home page.

Bath-Knight Home Page

Welcome to The Bath-Knight Home page, I am so proud of our website after years of meetings, research and hard work I think that we have the perfect website for you. Here you will find a Bath-Knight video featuring myself, our product list and information regarding how to contact us here at Bath-Knight.
8. To order a brochure, simply scroll down to the bottom of our home page.

9. On the left hand side of the screen you will see an oval icon titled ‘Free Brochure’ click here.

Click 'Free Brochure' logo

10. Our site will now direct you to another page. Here you are required to fill in an online request form.
11. Simply type in the required information and select which products you are interested in.

  • Name
  • Address
  • Telephone Number
  • Email

Required information page

12. Please don’t forget to tell us where you heard about Bath-Knight in the tab provided, this helps us monitor how you found out about our website.
13. When all your details are entered and your happy click ‘Submit’.

Thank You!

14. You will now be directed to a ‘Thank You’ page. This confirms that we have successfully received your details and will be sending you more Bath-Knight information shortly.

I sincerely hope that you have found the ‘Bath-Knight online guide’ helpful and easy to use. My next post will concentrate on links which lead you to helpful guides by other sites and cover areas such as e-mail, Twitter, Facebook and Skype.

Annette

My Story by Annette Greenwood

October 14, 2010 at 10:35 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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Hello,

My name is Annette Greenwood and I am the Managing Director of Bath-Knight.

Quite a few years ago, my story and career as a business woman began here as I began to market a product which we all now know and love, Bath-Knight. 

I knew nothing about business at the time. I was a school teacher, admittedly I had been school head but that’s a far cry from running your own company. But the Bath-Knight was close to my heart, invented by Father, Bill Steadman I looked forward to the challenge and a new direction.

My Father Bill Steadman

 So what would any self-respecting teacher do faced with a new challenge? I went to the library. I took out every book they had on business and read all 28 of them!

Of course, nothing prepares you completely for the challenges ahead but at least I was warned. I also believed, I believed strongly in the product and knew that there were many elderly people who really needed it and that this product would change their lives.

Right from the beginning I wanted a business that I could be proud of. My sister worked with me then and she agreed that we should hold on to our ethics. Never do anything that we would not want to be done to ourselves or our family.

Family has become an important part of Bath-Knight’s success throughout the years. It was my Father whose creation made everything we have here at Bath-Knight possible. With my sister’s help we launched our business and in more recent years my own children have created their own success within our family business.

Robert my son joined us in 1999, after finishing his university studies he quickly progressed and became the Marketing Manager here at Bath-Knight. To my delight Robert’s success has taken him and the company to all corners of the world as he launched Bath-Knight in France in 2003 and more recently in Italy.

2003 brought my daughter Lucy to the company. Much like Robert, Lucy studied before following in her brother footsteps and into the Marketing Managers chair. And later in 2005 Lucy took off to Germany adding another destination to our newly international brand.

Lucy, Alan, myself and Robert.

I am extremely proud of our achievements here at Bath-Knight, as we believe in our products and the services which we offer. That’s why I am happy to put my name and face on the internet and on all advertising.

Over the years I have made many new friends who are customers. I really value their input I often get letters telling me how they use their Bath-Knight and their ideas have helped us to bring in new developments. However, I realise that the world around us is forever changing and becoming more digital and Bath-Knight must do to.

Our expansion online will give our customers more access to our products and allow for more interaction. We have always believed that the Bath-Knight has enhanced thousands of lives and given you more independence in your own home; we believe that the internet can have the same effect.

As Managing Director I want to help you get online to gain some essential internet skills which will not only keep you up to date with the Bath-Knight team and products but also help you gain more independence  with the help of online services.

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