|2019 sees the 50th Anniversary of Impamark as a family run business. Currently located at Dammerwick Farm in Burnham on Crouch, this award winning merchandise company moved their operations to the town in 1975, and have since been providing promotional products to a wide ranging and prestigious client list including University of Aberdeen, Essex Wildlife Trust, Harrow School, University College London, University of St Andrews, Rotary Watches, Scottish Scouts, Sandhurst Trust and Queen’s Club.
Originally started in North West London by David Thurgood in 1969, David and his wife Anne ran the company until their retirement in 2006. Their daughter Nicky Crisp joined the company in 1988, and her husband John in 2001. Nicky took over as Managing Director on the retirement of her parents, and in 2007 Nicky & John set up their second office in Spain where they are currently based.
Nicky commented “Over the years we have supplied commemorative souvenirs for the Royal Wedding in 1981, sponsored the Rugby World Cup in 1991, produced Jubilee Coins to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in 2012, and again for her 90th Birthday Celebrations in 2016. With more than 30 years experience supplying the MoD and Armed Forces, Impamark holds an official licence to produce their merchandise”
Impamark has been a member of the Advantage Catalogue Group for several years and has consistently been ranked in the Sourcing City top 25 Distributor of the Year Awards. They have also been accredited members of their Industry Association (BPMA) for over 10 years.
Impamark are extremely well known within Essex for supporting local charities and sponsoring events within the community, and have been Silver Corporate members of Essex Wildlife Trust for several years. In the past 18 months, Impamark has moved to a much more enviro and eco friendly stance internally, together with providing a wide range of eco and environmentally friendly merchandise. In January last year Impamark launched their “Happy Turtle brand”, to reflect this positive change of direction.
In celebration of the momentous 50 year milestone the staff flew to Spain for a weekend to enjoy a relaxing time together, some fun in the sun, and ‘Fiesta’ Spanish style.
Nicky believes that the reason for the company’s success is down to their great teamwork, extremely high level of customer care, and attention to detail. She said “We have a great team, both in UK and Spain, with a wealth of industry knowledge and experience. I would like to thank our fantastic supplier base and loyal clients, many of whom we have worked with consistently for over 20 years, and look forward to working together for many years to come!”