Please note that the factory will be shut from Friday 25th May 2018 to Monday 4th June 2018 for annual holidays.

We will continue to dispatch our traditional bears during this time but personalised bear orders will not be dispatched until week commencing Monday 4th June.

 

Media

Merrythought is delighted to be able to showcase its wonderful teddy bears on television, radio and in newspapers and magazines.

For media enquiries please telephone +44 (0)1952 433116 or email us here.

 

The Telegraph Magazine - 'Best of British' Feature pg.63 - 03/09/2016 [28/11/16]

The Mail on Sunday - You Magazine 27.11.16 [28/11/16]

Harrods Magazine - Christmas 2013 [30/10/13]

Campden FB Issue 58 'Bear Necessities' by Attracta Mooney [13/8/13]

The Times 'Baby who launched a thousand (tasteful) souvenirs' by Valentine Low [25/7/13]

London Planner 'Shopping - What's hot' by Jo Caird [1/7/13]

Tatler 'Bystander' [1/6/13]

The Lady 'Meet the Royal teddy bear' by Melonie Clarke [9/5/13]

ABSOLUTELY 'Tinies - How to keep them amused' [1/5/13]

ITV - Ade in Britain - TV feature making a 'Shrewsbury' bear in the Merrythought factory, Ironbridge [29/4/13]

Countryside Magazine 'Grin & Bear it' by Lorna Maybery (2 page feature) [1/4/13]

Sunday Express 'We're making teddy for Kate Middleton' by Camilla Tominey [17/3/13]

Yours Magazine 'We wanted to make Dad proud' by Laura Bradder (2 page feature) [1/12/12]

The Metro 'Hannah Holmes: I'm quite young to be in a position of such responsibility' by Amy Dawson [18/11/12]

Daily Express 'Why we're so proud of our family's bears' by Sophie Donnelly [8/11/12]

Landscape Magazine 'A special toy maker' by Claire Williams (6 page feature) [1/11/12]

Shropshire Life 'The amazing teddy girl' [1/10/12]

The Guardian 'Another view: Teddy Bear manufacturer Hannah Holmes on TED' by Laura Barnett [19/8/12]

BBC2 - Escape to the Country - TV feature making a teddy bear in the Merrythought factory, Ironbridge with Jules Hudson [29/7/12]

Hello Magazine 'The Queen Bearing up in a fun-filled week' [29/7/12]

Mail on Sunday 'Defiant sisters give their teddy bears a last chance' by Vicki Owen [29/7/12]

The Daily Telegraph - Business pages - 'Merrythought sisters battle to protect the British bear' by James Hurley [3/7/12]

Prima Magazine 'Keeping it in the family' (2 page feature) [1/6/12]

Sunday Express Magazine 'Bear Essentials' by Flic Everett [20/5/12]

Western Morning News 'London 2012 will surpass Sydney' [18/4/12]

Telegraph - Weekend: 'The bear necessities of London 2012' by Anna Tyzack [14/4/12]

Shropshire Review 'Women: The bear necessities' by Eluned Watson [1/4/12]

Ritz London Magazine Issue 25 - Winter/ Spring 'Collections' [1/4/12]

Shropshire Life 'Ready teddy Go - sisters cherish Dad's Olympic gift' [1/9/11]

Shropshire Life 'Bearing up for Dad's sake' by Sophie Everett (5 page feature) [1/9/11]

The Telegraph Magazine 'Inside Britain's last surviving teddy-bear factory' by Annabel Freyberg (5 page feature) [2/12/10]

Shropshire Magazine 'A business bearing good news' by Shirley Tart (4 page feature) [1/7/10]

The Birmingham Post 'The Prince recieves two teddy bears from Sarah Holmes (8) and Hannah Holmes (5) whose father runs a toymakers in the town' [9/5/89]