Last Updated On April 9th, 2020

Hi, I’m Bradley

Best Spy is a project I started a few years back now and has come a long way since then. From the humble beginnings of just myself, we now have a team of dedicated expert reviewers, all scouring the web with passion in order to find the best products in the UK market. Putting in the dirty work and hours so you don’t have to.

We aim to provide honest to goodness reviews on the hottest home and garden products. All the way from water softeners to microchip cat flaps and inflatable hot tubs (yeah they’re damn cool).

A Little Something About Myself

The first job I ever had was as a sales assistant at the local home centre in my hometown. When I moved away for college, I landed myself a job at another home centre. Needless to say, I’ve been working around home appliances for almost half of my life. I’ve helped numerous homeowners pick out the perfect product for their home and also seen a handful of them come back to exchange previous purchases because it just wasn’t suitable for their needs.

I thought I knew everything until it was my turn to start shopping for things for my own home. While I did have an advantage over other homeowners, it didn’t make things easy because there were so many brands and models to choose from. I remember the first thing that I ever bought was a toaster. Easy enough, right? Think again! It took me 2 whole hours to decide which model to purchase then pick out a colour which would match my kitchen!

After that first purchase, I thought I would make things easier for myself by looking up reviews online. I was very surprised to learn that there just weren’t enough websites offering honest feedback on home and garden appliances. You’d think that in this day and age the internet would be overflowing with product reviews because it’s easier to share all sorts of information. But that wasn’t the case!

This gave me the idea of setting up Best Spy.

Enter Lucy

Lucy is one of the amazing co-writers on my team. She is also a full-time mom of two kids and into sharing her experience and knowledge of shopping. She understands how time-consuming it is, especially to housewives who are always busy with multiple tasks.

In the past, she used to spend hours on the internet searching for many little things such as toothbrushes or even baby powder. Opening up numerous browser tabs and researching all the differences between these products was not convenient and a poor use of her time. One day whilst in the middle of this research her kids were shouting out loud for attention. “Mom, I’m hungry”, “Mom, where is my favourite blue shirt” or “I need help with my homework”. In the end, it wasn’t going anywhere.

Then she found practical posts online which summarise and compare products for her, she realised this was the answer and also something she could contribute too. Since then she has become a great asset to BestSpy and provides great insight to all kinds of products out there but especially ones suited to our female readers.

Emma Joins The Team

The past 6 years has been a roller coaster ride for Emma and her husband but they wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world.

When she found out she was pregnant with her first born, she knew her life would change forever. She knew it would be hard but she and her husband were ready to start a family. What she didn’t expect was what she thought would be the easiest and most fun part, would be one of the most stressful, exhausting, and perhaps financially draining part of expecting a baby. Want to take a guess what it is? Shopping!

The moment the stick turned blue, she already started shopping for baby stuff. She was just so excited! Since she had no idea what the sex of her baby was yet, She stuck to neutral colours – greens, light browns, yellows, etc. Onesies and beddings were easy. What was hard was when it was time to buy baby gear! There were just too many choices and she couldn’t make up her mind! Needless to say, She ended up with a bunch of stuff being returned and a couple of others she kept but didn’t use until after some months.

It was easier when her second child was born but it was a different story when she had her twins. Everything she thought she knew about baby stuff was quickly thrown out the window! Who knew it was a different set of specifics for twins?

Fast forward to today, things have winded down a bit and it has gotten a lot easier. While she is still very busy with being a stay at home mom to 4 kids, she wanted to do something to make shopping for baby gear easier for would-be parents out there.

To save all of the new and not-so-new parents from all the trouble (and wasted money), she decided to write for BestSpy. Since then, she has been doing reviews, buying guides for most if not all of the stuff parents will be needing, as well as tips and tricks on how they can make the most out of their purchases.

What Can You Expect from Best Spy UK?

As I mentioned earlier, my end goal is to make Best Spy the go-to resource centre for all things related to home and garden appliances. But I don’t want to limit ourselves to just that. I also plan on sharing reviews of personal care gadgets and other types of devices I use myself.

Here you’ll find buying guides for the most common items homeowners buy for their homes as well as reviews on the best-selling products in the market. Aside from these, I will also share some tips and tricks on how to maintain and use them properly.

Please feel free to browse around our site and read through the reviews we’ve already done. We try our best to test as many products personally but this isn’t always practical. In that case we spend hours researching reviews and customer feedback online and come up with conclusions so that you don’t have to.

If you have any questions on a certain product or simply just want to say hello, shoot us a message! we’re always up for meeting new people.

Until then, I hope you enjoy reading our reviews and make sure to come back again to see any new posts!