Founded in 1988 and originally operating from home, we couldn’t have imagined in our wildest dreams that 25 years later we would be celebrating such a momentous milestone.
We’ve had some great times but also many tough times over the years. Remember the foot and mouth epidemic in 2001, the dreaded recession (and more than one!), and yet in this current economic climate in such austere times, we are still expanding - a true testament to the dedication and hard work of our staff.
However there is one member of staff who merits a special mention. Since joining us from school in 1991 as Office Junior, she is not only our longest serving employee but now our new Managing Director and cornerstone of the Company - Faye Yarwood - well done Faye!
Over the 25 years we have seen 7 Summer Olympic Games, moved premises 3 times and sadly lost many family and friends. But as the next generation emerges to take the reins to inspire a new generation, we are proud that our ‘one-stop-shopping’ policy and 4 key aims of service, advice, choice and value have truly stood the test of time.
On our website you will find many new and innovative products. We have our largest ever range of exclusively designed medals and our trophy and awards collection is our most comprehensive ever - we hope you like what you see.
So as we continue on our journey, thank you to all our customers and to everyone who has supported us over the years (some of whom have been with us since 1988), we wish you all a successful and healthy 2013.
Chris Illsley & Caroline Birkin
Founders & CEOs – Running Imp