The Spicers Story
No.27 Stade Street – 1926
Percy Spicer became a resident of 27 Stade Street, the first home of Spicers of Hythe
1st of February 1926
The opening day for Spicers of Hythe, this was the first day Percy Spicer opened the doors to his Kent-based store.
First Day’s Takings - £1 14s 0d
First Week’s Takings - £25 5s 8d
Percy Spicer comes 2nd in the Novice Section of the Harris Challenge Trophy
Narrowly missing out on the 1st prize of a golden watch
Percy Spicer wins the Harris Challenge Trophy
A competition open to the whole country whereby the skills of bacon cutting & pricing are tested
From One Family, To Another
In early 2016, Tony Cleary added Spicers of Hythe to Lanchester Gifts noting “now is the right time to pass on the baton to the next stage in its’ evolutionary growth”. With Ian Spicer remaining a huge part in taking Spicers of Hythe forward.
Making The Right Environmental Impact
The largest Minewater heater of its’ kind within the U.K. finds its’ way into Spicers of Hythe’s Gateshead home. Converting old technology, into new technology, this has proven to be one of the most efficient ways in decarbonising our footprint on planet Earth.
Customer Service Comes To Gateshead
Having moved our warehouse space to Gateshead in the North-East of England from our Kent-based origins, this meant our UK based Customer Service team quickly followed suit. So every time you call Spicers of Hythe, you’ll be directed straight to one of our helpful advisors.
Spicers Goes Electric
Dedicated to creating a greener world for everyone to live in, our EV Charging Points were installed at Spicers of Hythe headquarters. These state-of-the-art installations have facilitated the move to electric vehicles for numerous employees at our Gateshead home. A number we hope to see grow year on year.
We released a discount code, to give customers 15% off their Christmas gifts & hampers, while also raising funds for the Children’s Heart Unit Fund. A local charity working tirelessly to benefit young people across the United Kingdom with long-term heart issues.
Spicers of Hythe Bringing The Festive Cheer
As Winter arrived in the North-East of England. Spicers of Hythe’s very own “Dapper Santa” delivered Spicers of Hythe’s finest hampers to local businesses across Sunderland, Gateshead & Newcastle.