BEHIND THE BIZ
An evergreen shrub native to New Zealand, sometimes with mauve, pink or white flowers.
Hebe was the Goddess of Spring , wife of Hercules daughter of Zeus and Hera.
Hi, my name is Lucinda and I run Hebe. Hebe is an interiors & gift boutique located in Saddleworth, Greater Manchester. Our aim is to bring stylish design lead pieces to your home.
Hebe HQ is located in the picturesque area of Saddleworth, where multiple small villages nestle in the valleys of the Moors on the western edge of the Pennines. Historically the heart of the cotton industry; traditions such as Brass Bands, Whit Friday, Morris Dancing and the Rush Cart are celebrated annually, along with more modern celebrations such as “Yanks weekend”. The vast landscape of hills provide a heaven for a multitude of outdoor activities including cycling, climbing and walking. Uppermill is the epicentre of all this, a bustling little village with pavement cafes, fine eateries, galleries and a vast array of independent shops, theres even a Museum all about the areas history. It is here, just off the High Street opposite the park where you will find Hebe.
Our Story began in April 2018, when we bought Hebe as an established home and gift shop. We being myself Lucinda, my partner Andrew and my Mum Helen based in the Midlands.
During our first year we made a few minor changes and began to get the hang of things, although neither of us having any prior experience running an independent, Helen’ s extensive background in Sales and, her passion and experience for Interior Design, combined with my degree in Fine Art and creative spirit allowed us the tools and vision to make Hebe our own. Towards the end of 2018 we began to make big plans for the future of the business for the upcoming year.
Unfortunately sometimes life has a way of pulling you back down from the clouds and most things were put on hold due to what we now call our “Annus Horribilis”. One saviour of 2019 was the arrival of my fur baby “Cub” the Cockerpoo, who very quickly became a favourite with the customers!
These days, Helen & Jack (the grumpy but adorable 13 year old Jack Russell) run Hebe Interiors bringing our core style initiative to peoples homes on a more personal level. Whilst Helen isn’t yet based in Saddleworth she plans to be very soon and has already started taking on projects up here, as well as wider locations. Helen is also in the shop frequently and when she’s not up I badger her on the phone consistently!
Whereas Andrew was never part of the day to day running of the shop because he has his own career along side doing his Msc M&E, he has since taken a step back (officially) but is still an integral support to myself and is often asked to muck in as much as he can especially when it comes to photography and anything to do with VAT paperwork!
We also welcomed lovely Leah to the team in 2019, a valued member of staff who works in the shop as well as working hard in her studies at college.
The beginning of 2020 brought change at Hebe with a big renovation and brand new look to maximise the space, creating a more relaxed environment to browse, with cleaver storage concepts combining functionality with style.
Two years down the line we are still learning and growing, but our values remaining the same, we are committed to developing Hebe for our customers so you can be sure you always have choice, quality and sustainability. We hope to inspire creativity by design and embrace evolution for the benefit of our customers and environment. Thank you to each and every customer that supports and encourages us!
Lucinda & Helen
Cub & Little Jack