As seen on TV!

You may have spotted some of our products on film and television as we work closely with studios around the country to provide set decorations and furniture. Some big names we have worked with include…

Celebrity Big Brother 2016:

Here at Inspirations Wholesale, we were delighted to be asked to supply Celebrity Big Brother 2016 with an array of fun and festive products for the Christmas task on day 24 in the house. The episode aired on Sunday 21st August (yes, the middle of Summer) and featured a fine selection of Christmas decorations and accessories to help create a seasonal atmosphere for the celebrities’ challenges.

60 Minute Makeover:

You may have spotted some of our products in an episode of 60 minute makeover, alongside host Peter Andre. As an official supplier of the show we have helped supply many home furnishings for the show.

Strictly Come Dancing:


The lovely organisers at Strictly contacted Inspirations Wholesale to help supply them with decorations for their Christmas Special. They requested several of our stunning Flocked Noble Artificial Christmas Trees and with their frosted look they  really made the set feel festive for the contestants and the viewers.

The Soaps:

Hollyoaks and Emmerdale are both regular customers of ours, taking advantage of our artificial flowers and home furnishings for their sets.

Our Story

1990 – ‘The Dried Flower People’

Husband and wife team Kate and Paul started a small business from their home selling dried and artificial flowers under the name of “Inspirations – The Dried Flower People”.

1993 – Our first store opens

We opened our first store in Bromborough, Merseyside and changed our name to Inspirations Wholesale. A shift was made from dried flowers to artificial as well as the introduction of floristry supplies and homewares.

1995 – Our first relocation

As our popularity grew, we required more space and relocated to a bigger warehouse just across the street from where we are now located.

2006 – Floristry Supply Experts

We started a partnership with the world renowned Smithers Oasis Company, carrying their largest depot in the country. This allows us to supply florists with everything they could possibly need from floral foams, flower food and stem wrap to glue guns and packaging materials. 

2008 – Moved to our current location

We moved into our new purpose built 27,000 square foot warehouse in Bromborough, Merseyside. With more space came the ability to create our popular large scale displays and provide customers with ample parking.

2010 – Inspirations Wholesale is now online

Our new website was launched, the first step in developing a strong online presence and creating a way to reach more customers online. Our reliable next day delivery service and commitment to customer service has meant that this website has continued to grow over time.

2016 – As seen on TV!

Our Christmas range is featured on Celebrity Big Brother. Starting off our history of supplying other popular film and television sets including “This Morning” and “The Gadget Show” with lanterns and tea light holders making an appearance on “Dulux Paint” adverts and “Hollyoaks”. Something we as a business are very proud of. Our Christmas products have also featured on “Strictly Come Dancing”. 

2018 – Home Fragrance Specialists

Our home fragrance department expanded, becoming a key supplier of MadeByZen Electronic Aroma Diffusers thanks to our specialist knowledge. 

Moving Forward… 

We pride ourselves on both the service we offer and the products we offer. Our product range is specifically sourced from all corners of the globe during our regular buying expeditions and because of the unique, bespoke and exclusive creators of our products we are simply a business like no other.  

 

 

Tips for getting the most out of your candles

Here at Inspirations Wholesale we stock a variety of candles ranging from floating to scented, rustic to tapered. We have put together a couple of tips to help you get the most out of whatever candle you burn.

Tip #1: Minimum Burn Time

Some candles have a suggested burn time; this is often designed to ensure that the candle burns as efficiently as possible. When burning a candle you should always ensure that you allow the pool of wax to melt evenly across the top of the candle. Only allowing a small area of wax to melt when using the candle may cause tunnelling, a common problem where the candle burns a circle down the middle without melting the wax on the sides.

Tip #2: Keep a lid on it!

Many fragranced candles come with a lid of some sort. Leaving the lid on your candle can help reduce the sootiness of the flame as well as stop the fragrance from escaping. Keeping the lid on a candle helps hold the fragrance in whilst also stopping oxygen reaching the wick, a key component in the flame quality.

Tip #3: Snuff it out

If you want to reduce the smoke produced when you blow out a candle, the simple solution is not to blow it out but instead snuff it out. Candle snuffers are long metal sticks with a cone shape on the end, designed to safely extinguish a flame by cutting off oxygen.

Tip #4: Go Electric!

In some situations flickering LED candles can be a great alternative to traditional candles. With no flame these candles are much safer to use and look just as realistic as the real thing. Available in just as many colours and sizes as real candles, these candles are definitely worth considering.

Need to place a bulk candle order? Contact our friendly team to discuss our wholesale prices. We stock practically every size and shape candle possible, making our candle range truly stand out above the rest. Products include scented candles, floating candles, tea lights, church candles, tapered candles in whites, ivory, red and silvers; the list just goes on.

An introduction to MadeByZen


MadeByZen is the cornerstone of our home fragrance department here at Inspirations Wholesale. The U.K. based company is most famous for their collection of electronic aroma diffusers and essential oil blends that use cutting edge technology to create a sense of ultimate relaxation

These beautifully designed machines are operate using a combination of tap water and optional essential oil to produce a scented mist that both fragrances your space and improves air quality.  Using advanced ultrasonic technology, the devices produce small vibrations that distribute the fragrance without producing heat that would otherwise destroy the natural properties of the oils. The tiny droplets of water vapour that are produced have been found to be highly beneficial for our skin and provide some relief for those with symptoms of respiratory problems. Not only are the machines mini humidifiers, they are also ionisers as they release negative ions into the air and counter the effects of harmful positive ions.

To use the machine, simply fill it up to the designated fill level with tap water and add your oil of choice before turning the machine on. We recommend using 3 or 4 drops of oil but this is dependent on personal preference. Customers are able to customise their fragrance as they decide what oils to use and what strength of smell they would like. Just cooked fish or something smelly? Put in a good 6-7 drops to create a strong and lasting fragrance. Wanting something more subtle? Use just one or two drops for a more gentle aroma

Additional features are dependent on the exact model and include, mood lighting, a timer function, built in Bluetooth speaker and even an alarm clock. For devices with mood lighting there is an added option to select which colour you would like or alternatively enjoy a colour changing glow.

All MadeByZen aroma diffusers are carefully packaged inside an elegant display box and come complete with a complimentary gift bag and ribbon. For fans of a particular fragrance, keep an eye out for matching reed diffusers and ceramic scented stones also available in the collection.

Come and visit us in-store to view our entire range of MadeByZen products, view a demonstration and smell some of the fantastic fragrances available.

 

 

As Featured In: Celebrity Big Brother 2016

Here at Inspirations Wholesale, we were delighted to be asked to supply Celebrity Big Brother with an array of fun and festive products for the Christmas task on Day 24 in the Big Brother house. The episode, aired on Sunday 21st August (yes the middle of summer), featured a fine selection of Christmas decorations and accessories to help create a seasonal atmosphere for the celebrities’ challenges.

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