Best Health Food Shop is a small family run company, owned by Melanie Beard and Len Glenville. We started the company in 2016 and took over our first shop in Shoreham by Sea in the September.
Collectively between us, we have over 35 years’ experience in the natural health industry and Len’s mum is a very well-known nutritionist who is a bestselling author on women’s health. We wanted to do something in business together in something we were both passionate about and Best Health Food Shop was born!
We were extremely excited to take on Its Only Natural in Uckfield in 2019. This would become our 4th shop (having opened a 2nd one in Tunbridge Wells and then taking over another at the other end of town in 2019 which would become our 3rd).
The previous owner of Its Only Natural, Ansu had owned and run the shop at the bottom of the high street for over 30 years and in fact when Len’s mum, (Dr Marilyn Glenville PhD) first went into nutrition she had a clinic in Uckfield and would frequent the shop with Len when he was a young boy, which he still remembers today. Ansu had worked predominantly on her own in the shop for many years and had decided she was going to retire in 2019 when her lease was up for renewal.
We are immensely proud of the store, and we have a great team there, headed up by Jenny our fantastic manager along with our in-store nutritionist Hannah and our budding baker Vikki. The shop looks amazing and even the previous owner came to visit and said it was great so that was a huge compliment that we had done a good job!
We continue to improve the shop and have added more to our zero waste refill ranges, increased our local products and also introduced fresh organic fruit and veg (all zero packaging) and even organic frozen fruit & veg which has become hugely popular. We have weekly fresh bread deliveries and have widened our supplement and herb ranges too. We are always trying to stay innovative and go above and beyond for our customers. We offer next day in store collection for over 10,000 products and have an instore reward points programme.
We love being in Uckfield and the customers have been so welcoming and friendly. We love to get involved in the local community and even manged to hold a health event in February (just before lockdown) which was hugely popular.
We look forward to many more years on Uckfield high street and look forward to seeing you soon!