A Q&A with the co-founders of Bertie & Jack, the incredible cut-out artwork that all Bathonians know and love….

Business name: Bertie & Jack

Your names: Emma Hughes & Rebecca Macey-Cross

Where are you based and what do you do? Burton Street in Bath – where we sell our own range of artwork. 

What inspired you to start your business? The children, Bertie and Jack. We wanted the flexibility to be able to work the hours that fitted around our families, as well as wanting to create original artwork that made people feel warm and fluffy!

What do you love about running a business in Bath? Our lovely, loyal locals.  

You’ve got five minutes to grab a sandwich, where do you go? Oooh, so many nice places. The Whole Bagel is a firm fave. 

Where’s your favourite place to book for a business lunch or a meal/drink after a tough day? If we’re in power suit mode, we love Circo and have been loyal lushes for some time now! If we’re fresh from the market stall, in our thermals and winter warmers, we’re all about The Raven

Tell us about another Bath business you love and why? There are so many fantastic, hard-working independent businesses in Bath, that all deserve some love.  But, if we had to choose, our two faves are Spotty Herberts and The Makery – we love design conscious, mama run businesses – it’s in our DNA. 

What advice would you give to someone starting a business in the city? It’s an obvious one, but always put the customer at the heart of everything you do.