Vision, Mission and the Why!


Mini Map-Makers Story

'Mum - can you come to school and teach my friends about maps?'

Asked my son in October 2016 - he had been at school for 2 months and wanted his mum to teach his friends about maps...

(or he just wanted me to be in the school?!)

I was doing a course all about building confidence and doing what I needed to get the most out of life, run by an old college friend just starting his business. One of the objectives of the course was to get a business plan of the thing I wanted to do most in the world..didn't have to be a viable company but it could evolve and grow. 

So we sat down and i asked Ant what he'd like to do on a map making workshop..and Mini Map-Makers was born.

I ran through the workshop idea with the school and was invitred to teach all 88 children..back to back..45 minutes each break....

Now when you say that teachers have a long holiday..I UNDERSTAND WHY! It is exhausting..but it was absolutely brilliant!

I set up the company officially and have been developing resources and workshops since!

the End of August 2018 will see me have taught over 1500 children and adults all about Maps ! 

Just the next 7.8 million to go!

Check out the Workshops and Resources I have developed!

The resources are in line with the UK Curriculum and have been especially developed with FUN in mind.

Mini Map-Makers prints maps with HP

HP and Resolution have teamed up with Mini Map-Makers!

Captain Alice posted on Phil Oakley's LinkedIn page - he's the HP Inc Regional Business Manager. He commented how HP had sold 'x amount of MFPs that would reach the height of Mount Everest!' Phil was inspired by our Values and Ethos!

Forest of Marston Vale in Bedfordshire were pleased for Cptn Alice to host a workshop for the filming by EpicTech! It is an amazing place (site of the London Brickworks) now a Country Park!

98% Plastic FREE for Mini Map-Makers!

2019 sees Mini Map-Makers being 98% Plastic FREE in its resources and Workshops products! 

The Plastic sheets the 'X' Marks the Spot stickers are on are 100% recyclable! 

The plastic envelopes 'The Adventures of Captain Alice' resources come in are 100% recyclable too! 

Just taken stock of the board boxes for Symbol Snap and Fossils! They will be decorated and are available in the shop now!


Sponsors and supporters

Who Where and Why?!

  • Bedford BID - letting me create a Symbol Spot Bedford - that nearly 800 families have participated in!
  • Dennis Maps and the Ordnance Survey - allow me to give a map to each child I teach, so they can look at it in their own time!
  • Fly Print and Design - A local small business that is passionate about print - and knows his stuff! 
  • Forest of Marston Vale being the first Symbol Spot location - and allowing me to film the HP video there!
  • Get Kids into Survey - Letting me be an amazing ambassador! So proud to being the team! 
  • Higgins Gallery and Museum, Bedford - supportive of all the workshops and days I put on there! Such amazing team!
  • Resolution and HP UK - Have donated a Multi function Printer - which allows me to show children all about printing large format maps!
  • Silver7 Mapping is the creator of the amazing resources - bringing Captain Alice's ideas to life - so the children can use them!
  • Urban Graphics - Good graphics support and advice!
  • The amazing personal supporters too!

Interested in sponsoring or supporting?

If you are interested in Sponsoring or Supporting Mini Map-Makers - please contact Captain Alice!!

Interested in Corporate Social Responsibility? Read HERE

HP and Mini Map-Makers at the Forest of Marston Vale