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NAYSMITH LTD

We are a company of two main elements, like the Griffin as our emblem. Brolliesgalore with it's stunning range of Umbrellas and The Stick & Cane Shop showcasing beautiful craftsmanship in Walking Sticks. Both of these main elements are brought together in one parent company... Naysmith Ltd.
BrolliesgaloreStick & Cane Shop
WHO ARE WE?

OUR BRANDS INCLUDE

Naysmith Limited is a family owned and run company, specialising in retailing quality umbrellas and fashionable walking sticks with the convenience of the web. With our redesigned online store layout and our new mobile view recently launched in 2018, this provides our customers with a clear and easy to navigate website that works beautifully on all browsers and smartphones. Combine this with excellent customer service from our friendly knowledgeable small team, we strive to provide our customers, young and old, with a positive hassle-free shopping experience, keeping traditional retail practices alive and well. You may not find us on the high street, but we are always here to help.
The Umbrella Boutique

BROLLIESGALORE

Opened in 2003, we are now known for having one of the largest collections of quality umbrellas in the UK. We see umbrellas as one of life’s little essentials. You will be spoilt for choice from a simple compact folding umbrella to handcrafted haute couture Italian & French umbrellas and sun parasols. So whether you’re looking for a retro ladies see-through dome umbrella, a child’s safety umbrella or a classic black gents umbrella we are sure to have an umbrella which suits you and your family needs perfectly.

Step out in Confidence

THE STICK & CANE SHOP

Founded in 2008, and we have established ourselves with one of the best collections of quality walking sticks here in the UK. Stocking the latest walking stick and dress cane designs from Classic Canes and Charles Buyers, we try to balance the more traditional walking stick varieties with newer innovations. In recent years we have added exciting brands such as Switch Sticks, Flexyfoot, Blue Badge Co. and Brazos. We also offer a range of prize-winning handmade shepherd’s crooks and cleeks made in Britain by skilled craftsmen.

Perfect for Weddings

CHRYSALIN UMBRELLAS

Our in-house designer brand, Chrysalin, was founded in the early days of Brolliesgalore to provide our customers with umbrellas specifically designed for weddings and events. So whether it is the latest in sumptuous frilly parasol designs that you seek, or the exquisite elegant curved lines of the scalloped pagoda umbrella, our design team is constantly evolving our umbrella designs to keep pace of changing fashions, while maintaining that vintage style we all love, that makes these umbrellas timeless and classic.

EST. SINCE

2003

WHY UMBRELLAS?

COMPANY HISTORY

So many people ask us “why umbrellas?”, the obvious answer would be that we are based in the UK and it seems to rain for the best part of the year. The less obvious answer is that Christine is a musical and film fan.
EVERYONE LOVES A CLASSIC

OLD BLACK & WHITE MOVIES TO MODERN DAY

Surely everyone loves an old classic movie now and then? Back in another time where people were elegant, carried an umbrella or a walking stick, the actors using them like an extension of their own self, like Fred Astaire in Top Hat or Gene Kelly in Singing in the Rain.

Images of Eliza Doolittle at Ascot in My Fair Lady with opulent lace parasols, retro yellow see-through domes being used by Goldie Hawn (and of course by The Queen!), the stylised scalloped umbrella for The Penguin in Batman. Question was… where do you find these fabulous umbrellas?!

A wise man has enough sense to get out of the rain!

Big Trouble in Little China (Egg Shen)

WHO IS REALLY TO BLAME?

MARY POPPINS OF COURSE

It is safe to say, that as a child Christine was obsessed with Mary Poppins and her Parrot Umbrella… “I always remembered my Grandma giving me my first umbrella, a yellow folding duck umbrella! It wasn’t a talking parrot, but it was as good as! I loved it but being so young I could never remember what became of it” So the search began…

WHEN DID IT ALL BEGIN?

LINDA GOING SOLO IN 2003

On one dreich day Christine was sitting in her Edinburgh Shop with no customers daring to brave the downpour of rain, she began searching the internet and realised that she could not find anyone selling unique umbrellas online… and wondered… jotting down names and doodling all the umbrella shapes and designs she could think of.

That evening she got home to find Linda (aka mum) planning a family meeting. She had already been buying and selling Atari parts through eBay so had a small cottage industry going on with a basic despatch setup. Online Shopping had taken off in America but was still in its infancy here in the UK. At the time Amazon just sold books and online life was uncomplicated. She announced to the family she was going to start up an online business and wanted ideas on what to sell… Christine thought well there is a coincidence and piped up and said, “How about Umbrellas?” Where upon the family looked at her as if she had grown a third eye and went “Umbrellas?!” with screwed-up faces.

After a few other suggestions, and giving Linda time to do her own investigations, she realised that there might be something to this idea. They soon formulated a plan and Linda went to work building up a small selection of stock and getting the secure payment gateways and new despatch processes put in place, while Christine built and designed their first online shop, Brolliesgalore went live in November 2003 and it grew from there…

2006 By this time there was umbrellas in every room, cupboard and available space in the house, Christine and Gilbert joined the business full time and we moved everything to the new warehouse and reclaimed the house as a home.

2008 The Stick & Cane Shop and Chrysalin began

2012 New online Platform for Stick & Cane Shop

2013 New online Platform for Brolliesgalore

2018 100% Width theme re-design on Brolliesgalore and The Stick & Cane Shop

2019 ShipStation is introduced with integrated shipping, allowing us to process orders and labels much more efficiently.

2020 COVID-19 Hit – but the rain keeps falling and people need their independence from getting from A to B so we shall keep working away in our little bubble, even though we have to keep our distance from Alan!

WHAT WE OFFER

SERVICES

We try to make things as simple as possible for our customers, here are a few things we believe are important.

Global DeliveryOptions for world dispatch

We can deliver, and have delivered, to most places around the world, from single items to multiples and even longer items. If you can’t find your location in our shipping options, ask us to quote for delivery.

Delivery NotificationsStaying informed about your order

We use the email address you provide for sending out confirmation of orders and tracking information, you can also provide a mobile number for messaging updates from our couriers about the progress of your delivery.

Fast TurnaroundDespatching same or next day

Our warehouse ships Monday to Friday, everything available for sale on our websites is physically in stock, so we process orders as soon as they arrive. Any order placed at the weekend is processed first thing Monday.

Free Stick ShorteningBut longer is not as easy

We can cut your wooden or metal stick to the correct length for you, and as standard fit a rubber ferrule afterwards. We can fit metal ferrules to wooden sticks or hiking staves for a small charge as there’s a little more involved.

Secure PaymentsOrder on our websites securely

We offer various methods of secure payment, the steps we have in place are for your protection, minimising fraudulent orders to unauthorised addresses. We do NOT store any of your payment information.

OrderlineLocalrate number in UK

We can also take orders over the phone for those that prefer to talk to a human, or if you need to ask for some advice, have questions about our products, or even order something that’s not currently in stock.

FAMILY RUN BUSINESS

STAFF GALLERY

Naysmith Limited is a family owned and run company, specialising in retailing quality umbrellas and fashionable walking sticks with the convenience of the web. With our clear online store layouts and excellent customer service, we hope to make online shopping a pleasurable and hassle-free experience for all our visitors.

We are committed to providing a wide variety of choice at each of our unique online stores, this, combined with a rapid response to orders, facilitate the fastest turnaround time humanly possible.

Christine Naysmith
Christine Naysmith
Director
It is a small business with a lot of hats to juggle from graphics, coding, stock ordering and packing orders. Variety is the spice of life is it not?!
Linda Naysmith
Linda Naysmith
Director
Book keeping, Xero expert and part-time packer. In charge of all senior moments at Naysmith Ltd and the official nagger of ``is this done yet!``
Alan Jones
Alan Jones
e-Commerce Marketplace Manager
In charge of all things SEO, Google, Amazon and eBay. No one else has the patience nor the coffee supply to tackle this side of the business.
Scott Hunter
Scott Hunter
Despatch Manager
Scott is the man to talk to if you want a metal ferrule fitted. In charge of getting your orders out in time and deals with all warehouse comings and goings.
OUR CUSTOMERS SAY

TESTIMONIALS

WE LOVE OUR PRODUCTS

STAFF FAVOURITES GALLERY

With a wide and varied range, we all have our individual favourites. We also use our own products so we know them very well. Appearing here soon will be some of our favourite items.
Mother of Pearl
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Brollies
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Walking Sticks
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Hoomans
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4 legged assistants
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LATEST POSTS

Blog posts from both websites will be appearing here shortly, please watch this space.
WIDE VARIETY OF PRODUCTS AVAILABLE

BRANDS WE STOCK

From exclusive designer umbrellas to one-off bespoke hand-carved walking sticks, here are the brands we stock accross our websites.
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CONTACT US

To contact us, please email mail@naysmith.ltd.uk All marketing and advertising enquiries please e-mail: christine@naysmith.ltd.uk or alan@naysmith.ltd.uk
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Address:

Naysmith Ltd
Unit 5/6 Polbeth Industrial Estate
West Calder
West Lothian
EH55 8TJ

Phone:

+44 (0) 1506 870220
0345 602 3712 (local rate number)

Stick Showroom Hours:

Mon-Fri 9am – 5pm
Sat-Sun CLOSED