With a leap of faith and lots of ideas, James started Pintail Candles in 1993 at a time when the candle market was dominated by big manufacturers and the number of small boutique candle makers could be counted on one hand. A commitment to the local area is at the heart of Pintail Candles and the beautiful scenery and nature of Cumbria and the Lake District are a constant source of inspiration. And over the years creating jobs for local people has been one of James' and Fiona's proudest achievements including providing family-friendly flexible working hours. Pintail Candles is now firmly established as one of the UK's premium candle makers with a reputation for developing fine fragrances and candles in fashionable colours, classic styling and at accessible prices. All products are still designed and produced on our site in Flookburgh, and our candles are hand poured by a highly skilled local workforce.