Article in the Essex Chronicle today commemorating Impamark’s 40th Anniversary supplying promotional merchandise to clients across the UK.
To commemorate #PPWeek 2015 Impamark have a fantastic Amazon Voucher offer for all their clients who place orders during this week.
This week also coincides with the Companies 40th anniversary based in Burnham on Crouch and is therefore a great opportunity to celebrate with the industry.
Promotional Products Week is the brainchild of the industry’s umbrella organisation the BPMA (The British Promotional Merchandise Association) of which Impamark has been a member for 10 years. This year the theme of “Promotional Products Invokes Action” promotes the positive effect of incorporating personalised merchandise within your marketing mix. To publicise this to maximum effect the BPMA have a new mascot, a panda – and he can be seen this week promoting branded merchandise across the UK #PromothePanda
From commemorative souvenirs for the Royal Wedding in 1981, to Jubilee coins to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in 2012; an award winning family business is celebrating having been based in Burnham on Crouch for the last 40 years.
Currently located at Dammerwick Farm in Burnham, the promotional merchandise company Impamark moved their operations to the town in 1975, and have since been providing services to a wide ranging client list including St Andrews University, Harrow School, RAF Rugby Union and Rolls Royce. Their local clients include Royal Burnham Yacht Club, Royal Corinthian Yacht Club, Essex Wildlife Trust and Felsted School.
“We have been located in four different premises since we moved to Burnham,” says Nicky Crisp, Managing Director of Impamark. “We have seen a lot of changes both within the town and also within the promotional merchandise industry. It has been a great location for us – a kind of hidden haven in a way. This 40th Anniversary coincides with Promotional Products Week which involves events and promotions to celebrate the importance of using promotional merchandise within your marketing mix.”
The business was started by Nicky’s father, David Thurgood, in 1969 at that time based in North West London. “My parents moved to Burnham on Crouch as it was more affordable to operate from here,” says Nicky. “My father and then I, used to go and see customers face to face, but now with lead times reduced to 24/48 hours on some products this is just not always possible. Time is of the essence, and therefore most of our business is conducted over the phone and via email.”
With a staff of 6 located at Dammerwick Farm and a core network of UK, European and Far Eastern suppliers who deliver direct to their clients, Impamark is looking forward to a continued long and happy future in Burnham.
FULL TIME TRAINEE SALES OFFICE SUPERVISOR
Based in Burnham on Crouch, Essex
£18,000 – £20,000 p.a. dependent on skills and experience
This is a great opportunity to join a small, dynamic, and long established company, supplying a huge range of products, to an extremely diverse client base within the highly competitive field of promotional merchandise.
Due to increased sales and expansion, a role has been created for a Full Time Trainee Sales Office Supervisor, to work alongside the current Sales Manager, generating new business and assisting with managing our small sales team. The long term objective of the post is to take over the position of the Sales Manager on her retirement – time frame unknown at present time.
We are looking for a highly organised and flexible individual who is both self motivated and reliable, and has the ability to work without direct supervision. The role will be challenging and varied. Primary responsibilities will be sales and sales processing to both existing and new clients and therefore good communication skills and command of English, by phone or email, are essential. The candidate must be able to demonstrate good keyboard skills at a suitable word rate.
The successful applicant will have a minimum of four years telesales and office administration experience and will possess a confident and outgoing telephone manner.
Experience of client account handling and working within a small team are also essential attributes. Previous experience with sales based contact management systems would be an advantage, as would some basic financial accounting knowledge.
Full support and back up will be provided and additional product knowledge training made available for the successful candidate
If you think you are suitably qualified, can match the extremely high standards that our clients require, and want to work within a small, friendly, and dedicated team, to tight deadlines then please inspire us with your CV
Please write to the Managing Director : firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing Date Thursday 24th September
1st Interview 6th October
2nd Interview 9th October
Start Date as soon as possible afterwards
A short and humorous thank you to all our customers for their support in 2014.
Note that our offices will be closed from Tuesday 23rd December at 3.00 p.m. until Monday 5th January at 9.00 a.m.
We wish you all a Happy Christmas and prosperous New Year
Nicky, John, Carol, Wendy, Samantha and Emily
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