Recent winners at the Wales Start Up Awards, Letterbox Lab is the Welsh Start-up that brings science through the letterbox.
Established in 2016 by Bryan and Mia Hatton the mission for Letterbox Labs is to help families play with Science.
Inspired by Graze boxes, that send a box monthly with a different selection of tasty snacks. The pair have adopted the method to bring science to homes through a monthly subscription.
Their product has already proven to be quite the success as they were featured on the Guardian’s website’s gift guide just before their first Christmas, appeared on the BBC’s “Customer is Always Right” and won a “One to Watch “ award at the 2018 Wales Start Up Awards, The latter of which has led to them becoming a stockist for MoonPig.
It’s targeted at parents looking to spend quality time with their children in a way that is both fun and educational. What’s more, unlike other science kits, the Letterbox Lab’s science kits come with everything you need to do the experiments, (except water) while still fitting through a letterbox. But it has also proven popular with extended family members looking for a unique gift option.
This year they picked up Retail Start-up of the year at the Wales Start-up Awards.
Speaking about the award, Bryan Hatton said;
“We are absolutely delighted to have received recognition for the immense hard work and creative effort we have put into Letterbox Lab. We come from a public engagement background and launched Letterbox Lab with no experience in retail. It’s our mission to help as many families as possible to play with science, and creating a product that we could ship across the country was the most effective and innovative way we could achieve that mission.”
Looking to the future for the company, they already have two series with 12 kits along with a Christmas edition. But the Hatton’s will be looking to expand their subscriber base, increase their staff numbers and look to developing even more science toys to expand their range.